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Hallowbaloo Costume ContestA night when all the ghouls
and goblins finally feel at home.
Photo: Michelle Tricca Photography.
Held at:
The Grandest Spectacle Stage - 8:30pm
Hotel Street between Nu'uanu Ave & Bethel St.

Registration Required: All Participants must register at the Hallowbaloo Street Festival Information Tent by 8pm. $10 registration fee required.


  • $700 Cash - 1st Place
  • $350 Cash - 2nd Place
  • $200 Cash - 3rd Place
  • Neighbor Island Vacation (see details below)
  • $100 Gift Certificate - Longs Drugs
  • $100 Gift Certificate - Murphy's Bar & Grill
  • $100 Gift Certificate - JJ Dolan's
  • $100 Gift Certificate - Fashionista's Market
  • $100 Gift Certificate - Black Cat Tattoo
  • Gift Certificate - One 10" Cheesecake from Otto Cake
  • More Prizes Announced in October
Open Category*: 1st Place receives the $700 cash prize; 2nd Place receives the $350 cash prize; 3rd Place receives the $200 cash prize.

People's Choice Winner: 1st Selection of Non-Cash Prizes Listed Above

Scariest Costume*: 2nd Selection of Non-Cash Prizes Listed Above

Sexiest Costume*: 3rd Selection of Non-Cash Prizes Listed Above

Runner-Up Awards*: Select from Remaining Prizes

* Winners chosen by Hallowbaloo Judges. Entrants May Win Multiple Categories.

Neighbor Island Vacation Details
Go! Airlines

  • Free Inter-Island Roundtrip Airfare for Two. Complimentary inter-island roundtrip airfare for two courtesy of go! Mokulele.

  • Two Nights Accommodations - Waikiki or Neighbor Island. Accommodations courtesy of Aqua Hotels & Resorts.

Halloween Costume Guide for Honolulu, Hawaii

If you are looking for a costume or working to make your costume perfect, the following stores are well-suited to help.

Karolina Costume
1059 12th Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 732-3423

Hours: Open daily in October 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Starting October 17, thru November 1- Extended hours : 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. November 2 thru November Reduced hours: open 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Year-round open by appointment, afternoons.

Overview: Karolina has been collecting costumes for over 20 years featuring two large rooms stuffed full of unique costumes, realistic props and accessories, wigs, hats, boots, etc. X-small to X-large sizes, make-up available for purchase to suite every mood and a wide selection of rentals averaging from $35-$100 (deposit required for rentals).

The Costume Closet
3007 Lincoln Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 739-1355

Hours: Oct 15 - 31, Mon-Sat 10 am - 6pm, Sun Noon-4pm.
Overview: Established in 1991 on the North Shore, the Costume Closet is now located in a cute cottage in town just off of Kapahulu Ave. They specialize in costume rentals and retail sales year round. Accessories such as wigs, shoes, hats, etc. are also on display for easy selection. Plus, nearly every type of make-up is available for purchase.

Party City
94-799 Lumiaina St. #C
Waipahu, HI 96797
(808) 671-3133

Hours: M-F 9:30 am- 9:30 pm, Sat 9am-9pm. October extended hours: Sun 9am-6pm.
Overview: Established in 1995, Party City is open year round with a large selection of costumes for sale. Costumes include fun outfits for pets, infants and plus sizes too.

Costume Queen
(Formerly known as Marilyn's Masquerade of Keller Enterprises)
425 Ena Road (near Walani Coffee House)
Waikiki, HI 96815
(808) 395-3560

Hours: Open by Appointments only.
Overview: Costume Rentals including Zenas, Knights, Flashy Vegas Get-Ups and Lots More.

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