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Special FX

Special FX includes looks created with but not limited to the following:

  • Artificial Blood
  • Sweat Effect
  • Liquid Latex
  • Theatrical

    Theatrical includes looks inspired by but not limited to the following:

  • Actors, stage, theater, movies, films
  • Looks are exaggerated, excessively dramatic with a more realistic approach
  • Editorial is also included in the Theatrical Category. Editorial would include looks inspired by something you might see in a fashion magazine or on the runway.
  • Cosplay

    This is the most common category for Halloween dress-up. Cosplay or role play includes costumes, accessories & wigs to resemble fictional characters.

    Here are a few examples:

  • Tim Burton
  • Disney Characters
  • Game of Thrones
  • Fictional Character
  • Celebrity
  • Prize I: Special FX Category


  • Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3-Florals ($136.00 value)
  • ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip - Love Bug
  • ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip - Hutch
  • ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip - Gypsy
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit - Sun Dipped
  • Tarte Tartelette Tease Clay Eyeshadow Palette
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara Deluxe Size
  • Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Goals Deluxe Size
  • Prize II: Theatrical Category


  • Bite Beauty The Perfect Pair High Pigment Pencil Lip Set-Chablis/ Rhubarb
  • Tarte Styled By Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Benefit Cosmetics 1st Prize Highlighters ($32 value)
  • Urban Decay Cosmetics UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded
  • Prize III:  Cosplay   Category


  • Lorac PRO Palette 3
  • Urban Decay Black Magic 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Eye Pencil Set
  • Becca Opal Glow on the Go
  • ColourPop Cosmetics Shadows & Pigments - Zingara
  • Official Contest Rules



    Glam Express must receive all entries during the Submission Period {September 19, 2016 through November 6, 2016 by 11:59 PM PST.} for a participant to be eligible to win. Participants are limited to one (1) entry per category during the Submission Period. By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold Glam Express harmless, from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses or losses to person or property and/or liabilities of any nature.

    Winner Selection

    Judges will select one (1) winner from each category based on the following criteria:


  • First Impression
  • Creativity
  • Effort
  • No Blurry Photo Entries
  • No Photoshop
  • Originality
  • Technique
  • Winners will be posted on our facebook page and on the website under the winners section on November 13, 2016.

    Winners will be notified by e-mail immediately ( make sure your email address is current and up to date here ) following the end of the judging period. If a selected finalist cannot be contacted, does not respond in a timely fashion as determined by Glam Express or is ineligible, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected from remaining valid, eligible entries timely submitted. The prize packages will be mailed as soon as the Winner's mailing address is verified.


    The Glam Express 2016 Halloween Contest is open worldwide to those who are 13 years or older. If under 18, you must have parent's or guardian's permission to enter. Void where prohibited.

    Must be a (free) member of Glam Express. Sign up here.


    Glam Express reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, suspend, or otherwise cancel the Contest at any time for any reason. If a Winner is disqualified or his or her prize is forfeited, Glam Express shall have the right, but not the obligation, to select an alternate Winner.

    The Promotion is sponsored by Glam Express and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and/or any other social media website or platform on which it may appear.


    Submit your photo entries using our online photo widget. Follow the directions to upload a photo. The individual photo should be large and clear. No photo collages accepted.

    Make sure to include the title as 'Glam Express 2016 Halloween Contest Entry.'

    For the description, type the category you are participating in: Special FX, Theatrical or Cosplay. Also list the title of your work and/or a brief description of what your halloween makeup/costume is.

    Finally, in the tags field, make sure to add "halloween2016" in order for us to list you as an eligible entry.


    Only one (1) entry per person per category is permitted. Each entrant is limited to a total of three (3) different entries, one (1) per category.

    Entrants submitting multiple entries per categories or violating any of the Official Rules may be disqualified.


    Comment below or contact us here.

    Special Fx Winner

    Barbara C.

    Theatrical Winner


    Cosplay Winner

    Sprada Makeup