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Halloween costume contest expands, moves online

Texas Woman’s faculty, staff, students and alumni — as well as their children, roommates and even pets — are invited to show off their creativity in the first university-wide, online Halloween costume contest.

This year’s contest takes place from Oct. 28 until noon Nov. 2, giving participants a chance to dress up as their favorite characters or craft original designs that’ll delight and/or scare the judges. Winners will be selected in multiple categories, including faculty/staff, student and alumni. The winning photos will be announced and posted to the Student Union’s social media pages by Nov. 3. 

This year’s event is sponsored by the Student Union, Fitness and Recreation, ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of TWU) and University Advancement. Other units that wish to help sponsor this year’s event should email Anna Hunter at

Hunter (student life), one of the event organizers, said this year’s competition replaces past Halloween costume contests and programming hosted by separate divisions. 

"In light of the cancellation of Boo at the U, we wanted to ensure that the TWU community could still have a shared experience around Halloween festivities,” said Hunter. “We are very excited to see a variety of costumes. We are looking for creativity, originality, themes, and of course, scary costumes.”

In addition to the costume competition, the Division of Student Life is planning a series of events for a new activity, Pioneer Fright Week. These events take place Monday, Oct. 26 through Oct. 31. Visit the Boo at the U cancellation notice to see what events are coming up.