Costume Contest

30th Anniversary Virtual Celebration

The Virtual Hard Hat and Black Tie costume contest and online auction is an incredible opportunity to be a part of changing lives and building a community where everyone has a safe, decent place to call home.

This was going to be our first year with an evening gala. A festive time where everyone gussied up in their finest clothes, then embellishes their outfits with construction themed accessories. It’s a tradition at many other Habitat affiliates. Unfortunately, there were other plans in store for each and everyone of us this year.

Not to be deterred, we have opened up the Hard Hat and Black Tie costume contest to anyone who would like to join in.


Create your gala costume incorporating construction materials.  Submit 3 photos showing the front, side, and back and include 1-2 sentence explaining the components integrated with the costume. Deadline to submit costume is September 15th at 5pm


Best interpretation of the “Hard Hat and Black Tie” theme
Best use of reused/recycled materials
Best animal/pet costume
Judges’ Choice


The winner of each category receives a $75 Visa gift card.


Please submit your entry by clicking here. (Make sure you have three different angles and a descriptor of items used)

Examples of costumes from other Habitat affiliates across the country.

These examples were borrowed from the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity