(PRWEB) September 13, 2012
Sexycostumeideas.com announced today it will be holding a new contest for the 2012 Halloween season. This year, the spicy costume site will be awarding one lucky dressed-up couple a $100 gift certificate to a major costume retailer, and a runner-up will receive a $50 gift certificate, site administrators said.
Couples can enter between now and November 10, 2012 (rules below).
“Since so many of our site visitors are looking for couples costume ideas, we thought this contest would be perfect for 2012,” said site administrator Chris Molnar. “It gives couples a chance to get creative with their costuming and win gift certificates toward free merchandise.”
Winners will be announced two weeks after Halloween, so couples dressing up this year have time to send in their submissions. However, Halloween isn't the only time of year grown-ups like to don costumes, according to Molnar.
“We find dress-up to be quite popular for other holidays, like New Year's and Valentine's Day,” he revealed. “It's also fun to dress up in costume as a surprise birthday or other 'gift' to one's significant other.”
But naturally, Halloween remains the most lucrative time of year for adult costume sales. “We're helping creative couples have a fun holiday this year by offering $150 total in gift certificates to Buycostumes.com,” Molnar said. “On the site, buyers can choose from clothes, accessories and more.”
Watch out: playing dress-up can be addictive, according to the site administrator, who also heads up Partyhalloween.com and Halloweenalliance.com. “Halloween isn't just for kids any more,” he explained. “We find once our clients get into character and have fun, they want to have more costume parties. So watch out – before long, you're going to have a closet full of costumes.”
Close to 150 million adults take part in celebrating Halloween each year, fueling the industry to approximately $6.8B, according to the National Retail Federation and other marketing experts.
For rules and instructions on the contest, see below.
Official Rules and Information: 2012 Best Couples Costume
Hosted by http://sexycostumeideas.com.
Contest run date: Now through midnight, November 10, 2012.
The winning entry will be announced November 15, 2012. An announcement deeming the couple as the “2012 Best Halloween Couple” will be made publicly at Sexycostumeideas.com and via the Hallowzeen newsletter at Halloweenalliance.com.
Judges will consist of outside experts from other 4 - 6 other Halloween sites.
The winning couple will win two (2) $50 gift certificate codes totaling $100, and a runner-up will win one (1) $50 gift certificate code, towards merchandise at Buycostumes.com. There is no expiry date on the coupons.
Participating couples can include spouses, friends, couples, siblings, parents and kids, a group, same-sex couples or any other pairing of at least two people.
To participate, entrants enter their name, email, city and at least one (1) picture. Participants are encouraged to write a few sentences about their costume idea. This could include what inspired them to wear the costumes, how they made or assembled the costumes, and any anecdotes they'd like to share.
Participants may enter as many times as they'd like, with one type of couple's costume per entry.
Participants must verify that they own the pictures they submit to the contest. Participants give Sexycostumeideas.com the right to publish their story and images on the site.
For more information, view the contest details here - http://sexycostumeideas.com/2012-couples-costume-contest.
Founded in 2006, http://sexycostumeideas.com provides great ideas for fun couples' costumes, whether it be for the big party at Halloween, celebrating the New Year or dressing up for Valentine's Day.