13 Costume Contests in Memphis To Put Your Mask To Work

Break out your costume and get ready to party! These 13 costume contest in Memphis give you a chance to earn bragging rights and likely some cool prizes.

Costume Contests in Memphis

Boo-ingo & Costume Contest

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 24 – Tuesday, Oct 29 (times below)

WHERE: Various (see below)

We’re celebrating Halloween by giving an extra bingo card to everyone in costume at all three Cerrito Bingo locations on these four dates in October:

Thurs, 10/24 @ Dan McGuinness Southaven (7pm-9pm)
Fri, 10/25 @ Memphis Made Brewing Co. (8pm-10pm)
Sun, 10/27 @ Loflin Yard (4pm-6pm)
Tues, 10/29 @ LBOE (7pm-9pm)

Plus, we’ll have a prize for Best Costume!

Find out more ways to get an extra bingo card: http://www.cerritolive.com/cerrito-bingo/how-to-get-an-extra-bingo-card/

As always, it’s free to play & all ages are welcome.

Visit cerritobingo.com for more info.

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International Halloween Party

WHEN: Friday, October 25 // 7-10pm

WHERE: U of M International Center

The International Students Association proudly presents,
one of your favorite autumn events!
Vampires, Zombies, and Frankenstein’s bride,
Tricks, treats, and prizes we will provide.

Dress in your costume from head to toe
and break it down when we play Lil Jon’s “Get Low”
The party starts at 7:00 in the Int’l Center
BEWARE if you dare to enter.

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Howloween with Harley

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 26 // 11a-3p

WHERE: Bumpus Harley Davidson

Wear your best costume. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, silent auction, vendor booths, and costume contest. Several rescues will have adoptable pets. All pets, monsters, and ghouls are welcome.

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Grand Krewe of Ptolemy Halloween Party

WHEN: Saturday, October 26 // 8p-midnight

WHERE: Local On The Square

Celebrate Halloween with Ptolemy in the heart of Overton Square, upstairs at Local! Wear your favorite costume and join us for a night you won’t forget. This party is OPEN TO ALL!

Music will be provided by DJ Tree so get ready to get down on the dance floor! Compete in the costume contest and have your future read by a tarot card reader! We will of course have an open bar and late-night snacks by Local will be provided as well!

Tickets will be $60 at the door. $45 EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!! Make sure to snag this great deal while it lasts!!

We hope to see you and all your friends on October 26th dressed to impress or scare! HIP HIP!

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WHEN: Saturday, October 26 // 9p-1a

WHERE: Rec Room

Dress up as your favorite MEME and party the night away!

– Live DJ
– Costume Contest w/ Prizes
– Black Lights
– Body & Face Paint
– Pizza Party
– Spooky Drinks
– Glow Sticks
– MEMEs on 20′ Screens
– & More

$5 Cover

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Transmission: Halloween Party!

WHEN: Saturday, October 26 // 9p-2a

WHERE: Lamplighter Lounge

Hey party people! We are excited to announce our official (early) Halloween costume party! Come out and dance your bones off with your fellow ghouls and goblins to the best of new wave, synth pop, freestyle, and more, with DJ’s Plastic Citizen and Alpha Heather. Dress to impress, because at midnight we will be giving away spooktacular gift bags from Two Rivers Bookstore in our first ever Transmission costume contest!

Cover is $3 before 9:30pm, $5 after.

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Halloween Bash + Costume Contest

WHEN: Saturday, October 26 // 9:30p

WHERE: Rockhouse Live

Come celebrate Halloween Saturday night, Oct 26th with live music from the Martin and Taylor band, and a $150 costume contest (minimum 10 entries – no employees)!

NO COVER CHARGE, $3 fireball all the time… full bar… pinball… darts…pool…golden tee golf… and plenty of spook to go around! We hope to see you!

5709 Raleigh Lagrange, Memphis TN 38119 901.386.7222. FREE table reservations. Music starts at 9:30. Must be here by 10:30 to participate in the contest!

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Boos & Booze Halloween Party and Costume Contest

WHEN: Saturday, October 26 // 10p-1a

WHERE: Lafayette’s Music Room

Eat, Drink and be Scary! Join us for our Boos & Booze Halloween Party and Costume Contest with cash and prizes. First place $500! Plus Halloween signature cocktails! And music by The Dantones! Sponsored by Fireball.

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Wrestling Trivia Havoc & Costume Contest

WHEN: Tuesday, October 29 // 7-9p

WHERE: Highland Axe and Rec

It’s a wrestling event where YOU get to be a part of the action!

Join us for Trivia Havoc on Tues, Oct 29 at Highland Axe and Rec.

Come dressed as your favorite wrestler for your chance to win a prize pack valued at over $100 in the territory’s BIGGEST pro wrestling costume contest.

7pm bell time. Free to play. All ages welcome. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Win passes to 901 Wrestling!

Don’t think you can’t win trivia, but love pro wrestling? Feel free to enter the costume contest or just watch, eat, drink, cheer, boo, chant, etc. It’s FREE! Fans don’t need to RSVP.

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Trick or Trivia Spooktacular & Costume Contest

WHEN: Thursday, October 31 // 7-9p

WHERE: Memphis Made Brewing

Celebrate Halloween night by playing a special spooky edition of Cerrito Trivia featuring indivual & team costume contests at Memphis Made Brewing.

This special Halloween themed trivia night will include questions about All Hallows Eve, candy, scary movies, etc.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best Team Name, Best Costume & Best Team Costume.

Costumes are encouraged, but are not required.

This is also the night of September 2019’s grand prize giveaway. One lucky team will leave Cooper-Young on Halloween night with a 64-ounce growler and fill for everyone on their team!


Limited spots are available. Once the maximum number of teams sign up, only the teams that have registered will be permitted to play. Reservations can NOT be made by calling the restaurant.

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Bar Ware Halloween Benefit feat. DJ Eggroll & Costume Contest

WHEN: Thursday, October 31 // 8p-midnight

WHERE: Bar Ware

Dress your best for Halloween at Bar Ware! 5% of all Bar Ware sales will be donated to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF in support of Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts.

DJ Eggroll set from 9 p.m.-midnight. Costume contest winners will be announced at 11 p.m.:

-1st Place Overall BEST Costume: $200 Cash
-Best Homemade/Most Creative Costume: $100 Cash
-Best Couple’s Costume: Brunch or Dinner for Two at Bar Ware
-Worst Costume: Skrewball shot

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5th Annual Halloween Bash and Costume Contest

WHEN: Thursday, October 31 // 9-11:30p

WHERE: Young Avenue Deli

Drink specials

Costume Contest at midnight: Grand Prize a Budweiser Bike

$5 Cover

DJ Hush til 1am

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Halloween Trap N Paint

WHEN: Friday, Nov 1 8-11p

WHERE: 5796 Shelby Oaks Dr, Memphis

The biggest Halloween Trap & Paint to hit the city. All roads lead to 5796 Shelby Oaks Drive Memphis,TN on November 1st come kick it with us. Wristbands include all painting supplies & 1 free drink. Drink specials all night long & food will be available for purchase. Don’t miss the livest party in the city. There will be a costume contest so come dressed to impress.

This is a 21+ event.
$30 wristbands on sale now


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