Costume Contest

2017 Theme:  "BRILLIANT"

Whether it's dragon boats, streetcars, sports teams or donuts, show us your favorite creation.    Your costume must be tasteful and appropriate for G (“general”) audiences, and - ideally - home made. We reserve the right to disqualify inappropriate costumes. 


Everyone entering the contest will be pre-judged.  You must arrive at the screening area west of the stage no later than 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evening with your bib number on your costume.  To conduct the contest in a timely and tasteful fashion, our judges will pre-screen contestants in each category and reward the top 6 in each category with the chance to continue to the final round.  At 7 p.m. you must be present for final judging in front of the crowd of event participants!

Youth Individual

Singles only, boys or girls, six to 15 years old

Youth Group

2 persons or more ages six to 15

Adult Individual

Singles only, men OR women 16 and older

Adult Group

2 persons or more ages 16 and older


Alaska Airlines tickets for top adult individual entry and many more prizes to be awarded by audience applause.  Other prizes include:

Weekend getaways at the Oregon Coast/Tolovana

Countryfest Tickets

Dinners for the group - Old Spaghetti Factory and more

Gift certificates from Foot Traffic/Saucony

Tickets to Grand Floral Parade - inside seating

Tickets to Rose Festival CityFair





  • You must be a registered participant in the Starlight Run and be wearing your event bib number to enter the costume contest.
  • To qualify for the final round of competition on stage at 7 p.m., you must be present at the pre-judging area at 6:30 p.m.
  • Age limitations outlined in “Categories” above will be enforced.
  • Your costume must be tasteful and appropriate for G (“general”) audiences. We reserve the right to disqualify anyone for inappropriate costumes.
  • Event judges have the right to refuse entry to anyone.
  • Audience applause will assist in determining the winners, but the judge’s decision is final.
  • Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the final round of competition at 7:00 p.m.
The Old Spaghetti FactoryPortland Rose Festival

Photos credits:  Waz Mix Pix, Gwenn McGill, Steve Zimmerman