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COSTUME info 

Costume Contest Info & Show Policies

I think we can all agree that dressing up for Halloween is a lot of fun. With Halloween X-SPO you now have an excuse to dress up for another day besides just on Halloween! Below is further information regarding our Adult Costume Contest and Kids Costume Contest as well as further show policies. 

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ATTENTION:

Plan Accordingly: The Spokane Convention Center Requires All Attendees to Pass through a Security Checkpoint at the Main Entrance entailing Bag Check and Metal Detector. No Real Weapons or Blades are allowed indoors. All Cosplay Prop Weapons must be Peace Bonded outside Main Entrance prior to going through Metal Detectors at our tent. Thank you!

Please Read FAQ below.

Still looking for your one-of-a-kind Halloween costume?

Visit Goodwill’s Pop-Up Halloween Boutique at the XSPO on Saturday 10.14.23 in the Main Lobby!

 

Enjoy the #thrillofthehunt and create a unique costume. Ask the Costume Creators to help you put together a costume. You might even find something amazing you’ll wear all year long! Good for the environment. Good for your wallet. Good for the community. Goodwill.

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Adult Costume Contest

Saturday 10.14.2023 @4:00pm 

Conference Theater (Main Stage)

Simple Rules:

1. Purchase an Admission ticket good for Saturday 10.14.2023.

2. Check-in at our Information Booth (Lobby) to get your "walking number" between 10:00am to 3:00pm.

3. Line up outside Conference Theater by 3:45pm based on your "walking number".

4. When it's Your turn walk on stage and strike a pose! 

  • Adult Contest is for Ages 13 & Up. 

  • Limited to 100 participants. 

  • Groups are allowed to compete but no additional prizes will be awarded if your group wins. That's up to you to split the prize.

  • Audience Participation Encouraged with Final Determination of winners by Costume Contest Emcee. 

Prizes:

  • First Place for "Best Adult Costume" - $200 gift certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA & Engraved Trophy.

  • 2nd Place for "Best Adult Costume" - $100 gift certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA. 

  • 3rd Place for "Best Adult Costume" - $50 gift certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA. 

Kids Costume Contest

Sunday 10.15.2023 @2:00pm 

Conference Theater (Main Stage)

Simple Rules:

1. Purchase an Admission ticket good for Sunday 10.15.2023.

2. Check-in at our Information Booth (Lobby) to get your "walking number" between 10:00am to 1:00pm.

3. Line up outside Conference Theater by 1:45pm based on your "walking number".

4. When it's Your turn walk on stage and strike a pose! 

  • Kids Contest is for Ages 5 to 12 years old. 

  • Limited to 50 participants. 

  • No Parental Assistance is Allowed.

  • Audience Participation Encouraged with Final Determination of winners by Costume Contest Emcee. 

Prizes:

  • First Place for "Best Kids Costume" - $75 gift certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA.

  • 2nd Place for "Best Kids Costume" - $50 gift certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA. 

  • 3rd Place for "Best Kids Costume" - $25 gift certificate to The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA. 

  • Plus small participation prizes for all kids who enter. 

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Cosume FAQ

FAQ

  • Do I have to Pre-Register Online to participate in the Adult Costume Contest?

    • No. Not this year. Only by checking in at our Info Booth (lobby) by 3pm.

  • Are store bought Costumes allowed to wear in the Adult & Kids contest?

    • Yes. Store bought and hand made are both allowed at Halloween X-SPO.

  • What time is the Adult Costume Contest on Saturday?

    • 4:00pm ​

  • Can I compete in a Group?

    • Yes, but no additional prizes will be awarded if your group wins. 

  • What age do I have to be to compete in the Adult Costume Contest?

    • Ages 13 and up.

  • What age do I have to be to compete in the Kids Costume Contest?

    • Ages 5 to 12 years old.

  • Will a wheelchair ramp be available for me to get on and off stage?

    • Yes.

  • (For the Kids Costume Contest) Is Parental Assistance allowed?

    • No. Kids must be able to get on and off stage by themselves. 

  • Are Pets Allowed Inside the Show?

    • Only Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals are allowed with proper documentation. 

  • What time is the Kids Costume Contest on Sunday?

    • 2:00pm

  • Do I have to Pre-Register Online to participate in the Kids Costume Contest?

    • No, Not this year. Only by checking in at our Info Booth (lobby) by 1:30pm.

  • Are Handmade Costumes Allowed?

    • Yes but not required. 

  • Is this a family show?

  • Yes, this is an all ages show but parents need to use their best judgement when brining little kids as subject matter could be scary to little kids. 

  • Will there be any strobe lights?

  • No strobe lights, no flashing lights.

  • Will there be any jump scares?

  • No jump scares will be allowed.

  • Will this event be in the dark like a haunted house?

  • No, the lights will remain on at all times. 

  • What is the recommended age for my kid(s) to attend on their own?

  • Ages 13 & up but Convention Center and Show Staff are not responsible for baby sitting or supervising your kids. We recommending at least one adult attend.

  • Will there be food available on site?

  • Yes, there will be concessions with food and drinks for purchase.

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