2013 Sometimes-Annual Wes Anderson Halloween Costume Contest

Enter our Sometimes-Annual Wes Anderson Halloween Costume Contest. Thanks to our good friends over at Abrams Books, we are giving away five copies of Matt Zoller Seitz’s marvelous Wes Anderson Collection.


To enter, upload a picture of yourself in your Wes-inspired costume to our Facebook site or tag it as #weshalloween on Twitter. Great Budapest Hotel costumes are strongly encouraged.

By submitting an entry, you:
a) confirm that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older and that it is legal for you to post your picture.
b) give permission to rushmoreacademy.com to post your entry on its public website and Facebook page.

The contest submission period ends November 5, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Contest rules, stipulations, and prizes are subject to change at the sponsor’s discretion. Direct inquiries to edwardappleby @ yankeeracers.org (no spaces).

Halloween Costume Contest Winners

We finally have the prize packages from Fox Searchlight and are ready to dispense some prizes! Sorry for the delay, and thanks to all who participated. A special thanks to Fox Searchlight and Sneak Attack Media for their sponsorship. Be sure to go see Fantastic Mr. Fox this weekend!

We have quite a few extra prizes to give away, so the honorable mentions (2nd and 3rd place in each category) will receive something for their efforts. And, we will be sending some holiday gifts out over the coming weeks.

The grand prize packages include:

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox soundtrack
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox folder (with Mr. Fox business card) and recipe cards
  • Small Fantastic Mr. Fox poster
  • Mr. Fox tail tie
  • Noah and the Whale’s latest album/film The First Days of Spring

If you are a winner, we will be in touch soon.

Best Fantastic Mr. Fox costume
116 votes (46%)

Best Costume (Individual)
135 votes (65%)

Best costume (couple or group)
110 votes (35%)

Halloween costume contest entries

That’s it, that’s it! It’s all over! The 2009 Rushmore Academy Halloween Costume Contest has come to its conclusion. You can view all of the entries in the gallery below (please contact me if your photo is not included). The editors will select our finalists over the weekend and post their entries for public voting sometime early next week. Winners will will receive a Fantastic Mr. Fox soundtrack, poster, and tie, along with some other goodies. We also expect to give away some Noah and the Whale CD/DVD sets, courtesy of Sneak Attack media.

Thanks to everyone who participated this year and to Fox Searchlight for sponsoring our contest.


View the gallery.

(Simple gallery)

If someone posted your photo without your permission, please contact me: edwardappleby@yankeeracers.org

Fantastic Mr. Fox “how-to” Halloween costume videos

Last month, Fox Searchlight and GenArt sponsored a contest for inspiring filmmakers and designers:

The competition was to create four short films tied in to Wes Anderson’s stop-animated FANTASTIC MR. FOX. Each video should demonstrate how to make your own Halloween costume based on one of the characters from the movie. MR. FOX is based on the popular children’s book by Roald Dahl.

Below are the winners. Bravo, Max. Remember that our annual Halloween costume contest is underway. Maybe you will be inspired… or will figure out a costume design to rip off.

How to Make a “Mr. Fox” Costume; Designer: Sonya Nimri; Filmmakers: Daniel Kwan & Sarah Ginsburg

How to Make a “Mrs. Fox” Costume; Designer: Karla Coy; Filmmakers: Sabeen Amanat & Melissa Choi

Sabeen and Melissa tell us their video is playing sluggishly; Fox Searchlight is working on the problem.

How to Make an “Ash Fox” Costume; Designer: Tiffany Kline; Filmmaker: Alan S. Neal

How to Make a “Rabbit” Costume; Designer: Kristine Kingery; Filmmaker: Jesse Costello