September 17th 2016



FreakNight Costume Contest

USC Events and Champion Party Supply present the $2016 FreakNight Costume Contest!

For the Freaknight Festival 20th Anniversary we are proud to present the annual $2016 Costume Contest sponsored by USC Events and Champion Party Supply. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of costumes by showing off your unique ideas and designs!

Register for the contest at Champion Party Supply for 20% off your costume purchase and to enter for a raffle to win 2 VIP Tickets to the festival.



1. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The winner will receive $2016!

2. One (1) Second Place Prize will be awarded. Second prize will receive $666.66!

3. One (1) Third Place Prize will be awarded. Third place winner will receive $201.60!

All finalists will receive a specially branded FreakNight Festival T-Shirt.



Physical registration: Registration at Champion Party Supply is available until October 27th 2016. Register at Champion to save 20% on all costume purchases!

Online registration: Online registration will be offered until October 28th 2016 at 10pm.

Onsite registration: Walk up registration will be offered (based on availability) at the FreakNight Festival Guest Services Booth located within the festival. Onsite registration will only be available on the Friday of the event. No Saturday registration will be available. Prepare in advance!


Register Online Here!


Preliminary Judging: Preliminary judging will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 6:00pm – 9:30pm.

Once you arrive inside the Tacoma Dome for FreakNight Festival, proceed to the Sideshow Stage to check in. Show off your costume on stage, have your photo taken, and fill out any remaining paperwork.

Your costume will be judged a panel of judges when you first arrive at the Sideshow Stage. Make sure your entire group has arrived when you check in.

Finalist Selection: Depending on the number of entrants, there will be 3 to 5 finalists per category.

When preliminary judging ends at 9:30pm, finalists will be selected and notified no later than 10:00pm. Notifications will be send out via text message and on our official FreakNight Facebook page and event wall.

Contacted finalists must arrive at the Sideshow Stage prior to 10:45pm for check-in, or will risk giving up their position to the next available entrant.

Finalist Judging: Finalists will be judged by a group of 4 independent judges. One judge from USC Events, one judge from Champion Party Supply, and two special DJ judges.

Scoring: Finalists will be scored on a two category scale: Creativity/Originality and Technical Merit. Each category is worth a total of five (5) points. Finalists can earn a total of ten (10) points.

When judging for all finalists has been completed, total points for all contestants will be calculated, and the top three contestants will the grand prizes.