Halloween is by far my favorite event of the year and so I’ve been brainstorming how to incorporate my love of this season and hooping. So I’m excited to announce my Halloween Hoop Giveaway and Costume Contest!

I’m giving away a pair of Candy Corn Glow-in-the-Dark mini hoops to the person who designs the best Halloween costume involving a hula hoop or hula hoops. The hoops I’m giving away are 24″ mini hoops made from 5/8 inch HDPE tubing so they are lightweight and responsive. They are taped with orange sparkle tape, yellow standard tape, glow-in-the-dark tape, and white grip tape for a candy-tastic design that looks great day or night! You can see the prize hoops in action here:

Here’s how to enter:

1) “Like” my facebook page here.

2) Share this blog post on Facebook OR share this facebook photo on social media between now and October 30th, 2014.

3) Post a photo of your hoopy Halloween costume in the comments section of this blog post, or in the comments of the Facebook post here by midnight on November 1st.

Costumes will be judged in the following criteria:

Creativity of the costume idea.
Level of “homemade-ness.” Costumes with homemade elements will be scored higher than store bought costumes.
How well the hoop “prop” fits with the costume. For example, a standard costume with a hoop simply added, let’s say a hula-hooping nurse costume, will be scored lower than a costume in which the hoop is an integral part, such as a Saturn costume where the hula hoops are the rings (you can still use that idea if you want, by the way).

The hula hoop(s) may be incorporated as a structural quality in a costume and don’t necessarily have to be visible or removable. However, if the hoop isn’t obvious, please add a note as to where the hoop is incorporated.

This contest is open to any age. All may participate! Have a Hoopy Halloween!

For some hula hoop costume ideas, visit my Pinterest board here.