Costume Contest

Denton Day of the Dead Costume Contest

Welcome to the Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival Costume Contest!

Every year we see tons of people dressed in outstanding makeup and unforgettable costumes that attend our festival. We introduced the Costume Contest to honor these attendees and found it to be a hit! We are welcoming you to be a part this year!

The contest will offer entry into one of three categories:

  • Day of the Dead-Themed Costume Category (13 years of age and older)
  • General Category (13 years of age and older)
  • Child (12 years of age and younger).

A panel of judges will determine the winners of this contest. The winners will receive a hand painted Denton’s Day of Dead trophy, a spot as one of the Honorary Parade Chairmen in the Twilight Lantern & Costume Parade and their name and photograph on our social media accounts and in the Denton Record-Chronicle.

To be eligible, contestants must register online by noon the Friday before the event. Take note-we did max out last year, so the sooner you can register the sooner you can claim your spot in the contest!

For more information send an email to

Registration for the 2017 Costume Contest is closed. Due to increased number of contestants this year there will be NO on-site registrations.