As you know, the Banner-News is sponsoring a Halloween Costume Contest for Columbia County residents ages newborn to 12 years. Three prizes will be awarded: First place, a $50 gift card; second place, a $25 gift card; and third place, a $15 gift card. Winners will also be pictured in the print edition of the Banner-News! We’re also maintaining a photo album of ALL the contestants right here on the Banner-News Blog, which is free to all readers, no subscription required.
To enter in the Halloween Costume Contest, all you need to do is take a photo of your child in his/her full Halloween costume and share that photo with us! To submit a photo, you can either 1) e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org; 2) upload it to the Banner-News Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BannerNewsMagnolia; or drop it off at our offices at 130 S. Washington in Magnolia. Photos must be submitted before 5 p.m., Tues., Nov. 1. Entries are being accepted now.
We’re looking for the cutest costumes, the most unique costumes, the most original costumes, and so on, so have fun with it – we can’t wait to see! Read on for the photo album thus far – and keep checking back, too! We’ll be uploading entries as we receive them, and as we get closer to Halloween, we think we’ll be uploading new photos constantly! Hooray!
Meet Summer Elaine Murphy, also known as 'Snow White.' Summer, 5, is the daughter of Delana Moore.
Meet Colton Satterfield, 21 months, of Waldo. Colton is the son of Brandon and Wendy Satterfield.
Meet 'Little Red Riding Hood,' also known as Ansley Stultz, 2, of Magnolia. Ansley, accompanied here by the 'Big Bad Wolf,' is the daughter of Dustin and Robyn Stultz of Magnolia.
Meet Kristin Butler, 9, of Magnolia. Kristin's parents are Doug and Nancy Butler.
Meet Ava McWilliams, 5, of Magnolia, who is disguised as 'Poison Ivy' from the 'Batman' movie. Ava is the daughter of Wendy and Steven McWilliams.
Behind this 'BatGirl' mask is Audree Beavers, 6, of Magnolia. She's the daughter of Staci Risher of Magnolia and Ryan Beavers of Haynesville, La.
This little polar bear is also known as Tyler Oliver Dunn, age six months. He is the son of Katherine and Rodrickus Dunn of Magnolia.
This little turkey is also known as Clay Gardner, age 10 months. Clay is the son of Chris and Angela Gardner of Waldo.
"No autographs, please!" says 'rock star' Trevor Reeves, 17 months. Trevor is the son of Kristen and David Reeves of Magnolia.
This winged darling is Mackenzie Lynn Mayberry, 2. She is the daughter of Ericka and Caleb Howard and James and Terri Mayberry of Magnolia.
"Reach for the sky," says little cowboy Aiden McGuffin, 2. He is the son of Kessa and David McGuffin of Magnolia.
Lexi Britt, 4, appears as her alter ego, 'Wonder Woman.' Lexi is the daughter of Bill and Joy Britt of Magnolia.
This little Spider Girl is also known as Bristol Beaugh Britt, six months. She is the daughter of Joy Britt of Magnolia.
Batman is no competition for his counterpart, Bat Girl, also known as Sydney Britt, 6, of Magnolia. She is the daughter of Bill and Joy Britt.
Meow! This purr-fectly adorable cat is also known as Callie Lewis, 2, of Macedonia. She is the daughter of Heather Williams and Steven Lewis.
This bewitching young lady is also known as Kly Bella Young, 2, of Magnolia. She is the daughter of Lloyd and Deborah Young.
A'nyri Wright, 7, displays a wicked smile in her witch's costume. She is the daughter of Kandy McClendon and Antonio Wright of Magnolia.
Meet Christopher Stryker Bane, 11 months. He's the son of Ashley and Matthew Bane of Magnolia.
This little mermaid is also known as Madison Schmittou, age 3. She is the daughter of Koby and Stephanie Schmittou of Magnolia.
Meet Arlington Weido, 2, who is disguised as 'Ming Ming' from 'The Wonder Pets.' Arlington's parents are Bobby and Karen Weido of Magnolia.
This Wizard of Oz ensemble includes cousins Micah Whitehead as "Scarecrow" (age 8), Myla Whitehead as "Dorothy" (age 6), Mason Whitehead as the "Tin Man" (age 1), and Max Montgomery as the "Cowardly Lion" (age 1) from Taylor. They are the children of Mikie & Misty Whitehead and Jonathan & Mandy Montgomery.
You may recognize this happy witch as Emma Collier, 4, of Bussey. Her parents are Stephen and Amanda Collier.
This pink puppy is also known as Brently Renee Walker, five months. She is the daughter of Devan Walker of Magnolia and Brent Walker of Parkers Chapel.
This glowing Greek goddess is Kaitlyn Disedare, 10. She is the daughter of Dustin and Robyn Stultz of Magnolia.
Meet little rodeo clown Tate Walthall, age 1. He is the son of Freddie and Ashley Walthall of Magnolia.
This 'Rileybot' is also known as Riley McCook, 6, of Magnolia. He's the son of Chris and Mitzi McCook.
If you unwrap this mummy from its shroud, you'll find Bailey McCook, 9, of Magnolia. He is the son of Chris and Mitzi McCook.
This little alien is also known as Caine Anglin, 3, of Emerson. Caine's parents are Crystal and Stephen Young of Emerson and Brian Anglin of El Dorado.
Lakyn Claire Barlow, 4, is ready to wave her magic wand as the 'Rainbow Fairy.' She is the daughter of Scott and Elaina Barlow of Magnolia.
It's a Super Mario World for Dawson DeLoach, 6, of Magnolia. His parents are Michael and Jennifer DeLoach.
Gracyn Kate Barlow, 8 months, spends her first Halloween as the 'Pumpkin Witch.' She is the daughter of Scott and Elaina Barlow of Magnolia.
Meet Tweedledee and Tweedledum, also known as Adelynn Parker Bonds and Connor Jack DeLoach. Adelynn is the daughter of Smith Bonds and Joni Bridges. Connor is the son of Michael and Jennifer DeLoach.
It looks like Noah Wilson, 11, may have gotten in the way while directing traffic this Halloween! He is the son of Jennifer and Mike Wilson.
Whoo Pig Sooie, says this little Razorback, also known as McKenzie Dumas, 4 months. McKenzie's parents are Robbie and Melanie Dumas of Taylor.
Holden Chambers, 9, of Taylor, disguises himself as A&E's Billy the Exterminator. He's the son of Scotty and Lori Chambers.
The Peacock Witch, also known as Kassidy Thomas, 4, is the daughter of David and Blair Thomas of Village.
Anna Kate Martin, 2, is headed over the hills and through the woods to grandma's house as Little Red Riding Hood. Her parents are Kory and Jessica Martin.
Don't double-cross this darling little sheriff! Cash Wilson, 2, is the son of Eric and Kristin Wilson of Magnolia.
"Toy Story" hero Woody, also known as David Medlin, age 1, looks for his hat. He is the son of Ernie and Jana Medlin of Magnolia.
BatGirl, also known as Alyssa Marie Glass, 4, is the daughter of the late Heather Marie Glass and the granddaughter of Sean and Deleana Allen.
The little cowgirl, also known as Riley Elizabeth Glass, 3, is all decked out in pink. She is the daughter of the late Heather Marie Glass and the granddaughter of Sean of Deleana Allen.
Cameron Hudgens, 10 months, shows his love for the LSU Tigers! He is the son of Lee and Mandy Hudgens of Magnolia.
This little witch is actually Kara Labit, 3. She's the daughter of Keith and Leigh Labit of Magnolia.
Meet Kelly Jo Warlick, 2. This winged darling is the daughter of Shawn and Shayna Warlick of Magnolia.
Can you identify these girls? We can! Left to right are Kindelle McBride, 6, as a witch; Addison McBride, 1, as a pirate; and Tori McBride, 3, as Jesse from "Toy Story 2." They are the daughters of Blake and April McBride.
You might know this wild werewolf as Chase Hampton, 9. Chase is the son of Randy and Jeanne Hampton of Magnolia.
Scooby-Doo, where are you? There you are! No, wait, that's Collin Hampton, 4, of Magnolia. He's the son of Randy and Jeanne Hampton.
Chase Hampton, 9; Bailey McCook, 9; Riley McCook, 6; and Sam Albin, 9, want to rock and roll all night as rock band KISS. Their parents are Randy and Jeanne Hampton, Chris and Mitzi McCook, and Amy Wilson Cross.
Linley Grace Leak, eight weeks old, makes a splash as a tiny mermaid. Linley is the daughter of Wilt and Amber Leak of Magnolia.
These little barnyard darlings are Harper and Hollis Stamps, children of Scott and Kelly Stamps.
Meet Kason Powell, 3, also known as "Megatron." He is the son of Jonathan and Donnarae Powell of Magnolia.
Kaden Powell, 2, is disguised as "Bumblebee." He is the son of Jonathan and Donnarae Powell of Magnolia.
This little darling is Brooke Stultz, 14 months. She's the daughter of Brad and Nicki Stultz of Waldo.
Make a wish! Bailey Stultz, 8, of Waldo, is the daughter of Brad and Nicki Stultz.
This little LSU Tiger is also known as Andie Claire Richie, six months. Andie's parents are Chelsey Moody and Ash Rich.
This feathered beauty is Sophie Ellington, of Magnolia. She's the daughter of Jason and Kristy Ellington.
Do you know this little Indian? It's Emma Grace Ellington, daughter of Jason and Kristy Ellington of Magnolia.
Max Henry, 5, is a ringer for R2D2! He's the son of Melinda and Eric Henry.
Meet Cecily and Bradon Sanchez, of Magnolia. They're the children of Mick and Cheryl Sanchez.
Kaleb Jones is the 3-year old son of Sherry Smith of Magnolia.
Chloe Kelley, 6, is from Waldo.
Bailey Kelley, of Waldo, is 7 years old.
Jackson Woolfley, 2, is from Waldo.
Amia Parsons is the daughter of Louis and Samantha Parsons.
Amari Parsons is the daughter of Louis and Samantha Parsons.
Peyton Thompson, of Magnolia, is the son of Tracy Thompson.
Bailey Ogle, 6, is the daughter of Sam and Jaime Ogle of Magnolia.
Karlie McNatt and Cruise Johnston are from Magnolia. They're the children of Mallory McNatt.
Carter Ogle, 9, is the son of Jaime and Sam Ogle of Magnolia.
Brodie Goodwin, of Magnolia, is the son of Brian and Krystal Goodwin.
Anna Claire Lewis, of Magnolia, is the daughter of Bob and Lisa Lewis.
This little froggy is Kylin Baker, nine months.