Thanks to all who entered and voted in the HoCo Dads Costume Contest. It was a big hit. Special thanks to Brendyn, for coming up with such a great idea. Thank you to our sponsors. This contest was presented by Brandon Dean Child Care and Classic Plastic Bricks!

The Prizes

  • 1st place: 3 hours babysitting provided by Brandon Dean’s Childcare
  • 2nd place: $15 gift card to Classic Plastic Bricks
  • 3rd place: Howard County Dads car magnet

We thank all of the dads and families that entered this year’s costume contest. To show our appreciation, all of the finalists that entered but did not place will get a Howard County Dads car magnet!

Best Dad Costume

First Place Goes to Gecko!

Best Dad Costume 2018 – Scott O.

Second Place Goes to Gingerbread Man!

Runner Up – Best Dad Costume – Lewis G.

Third Place Goes to the NASCAR Pit Crew

2nd Runner Up – Best Dads Costume – John M.

Best Family Costume

First Place Goes to Toy Story!

ily Costume 2018

Second Place Goes to Forest & Jenny

Runner Up – Best Family Costume

Third Place Goes to The PJ Masks!

Second Runner Up – Best Family Costume

2018 Contestants

We had over 150 votes casted across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Thanks and we hope you had fun.

Comment below how you think we can improve the contest next year. We’re considering new categories like Best Door Decorations. 


Lewis · November 6, 2018 at 6:58 am

An idea is to either tag everyone or no one in the posts because those who are tagged get more visibility from their FB friends and possibly more votes as a result. Nonetheless, the winners had amazing costumes and they deserved to win. This was a fun contest and we should try it again next year. Maybe best pet costume too. Best Halloween decorations (at home)? Although the family and dad should be where the focus is at.

    Josh Benson · November 6, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Thanks a lot Lewis! You’ve been very active in the group and this contest.
    Leveling the tags is more than fair and fault of my own. There were limits on different platforms on who was tagged and who could tag themselves.
    We’ll get clarity and communicate better with the contestants so we can promote their accounts and/or clearly state how they can self promote if desired.

    With other categories, we really wanted to add a house decorations category but it came down to a tight timeline. We’ll streamline the logistics and gather feedback to add a couple categories next year.
    Hopefully we fix those upload forms too!

Christina Tundo · November 6, 2018 at 7:23 am

What an awesome contest!!! I’m so excited.

Brandon Dean · November 6, 2018 at 11:30 am

Congratulations to the winners. Feel free to message to schedule a date.

Brandon Dean

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