Vanessa Turner of Kensington, Maryland, was one of the winners in last year’s contest with her owl costume. (Family photo)

We don’t want to scare you, but KidsPost’s annual Halloween Costume Contest comes to a close Monday at 5 p.m. So if you want to enter, it’s time to get creative!

Once your homemade costume is complete, fill out a form at and upload a photo or two of you modeling your masterpiece. (You can choose a costume for this year or one you wore in the past few years.)

Include a brief description of what your costume is and why you chose to make it. Also tell us how long it took and how much help you received from grown-ups.

Your parent or guardian must give permission for you to enter the contest.

We’ll publish photos of the winning costumes in the October 20 issue of KidsPost. If we publish your entry, you will receive a Halloween-themed KidsPost prize package valued at not less than $25.