Enter the Royal Vintage Halloween Photo Contest!

It’s October! Enter all things pumpkin, the spreading of polyester spider web on *everything*, and the sudden sprouting of Spirit Halloween Stores all over the country. In 31 days it shall be Halloween, which means costumes!

This year, my new company Royal Vintage Shoes is hosting a Halloween-themed photo contest! It’s easy to play, with lots of categories, and many chances to win. Here we go…

Vintage, Retro, Historical! Photos should exhibit old-fashioned subject matter such as clothing, costumes, activities, places, or situations. Don’t be afraid to interpret the categories in creative ways.


  • Must hashtag and tag (@royalvintageshoes photograph to enter
  • Submit as many photos as you like
  • You may submit the same photo to multiple categories
  • Photos may be old, but must be posted on your Instragram feed anew. We will not be able to find hashtagged photos from way


  • Photos must be your own photography work, or posted with permission from the photographer.
  • Photos do not have to be of you. Feel free to interpret the categories however you like – take photos of people, objects, places, pets, etc
  • No racist, sexist, hate-oriented photos, please.


  • ZombieLife – Rise from the grave and show us your best vintage zombie inspiration #zombielife15
  •  The Great Pumpkin – Pumpkin patch, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte. Take a pumpkin-themed Fall photo #thegreatpumpkin15
  • Frankenvintage – Stitch it together and bring it back to life! #frankenvintage15
  • Monster Mash – Party like it’s sixteen-, seventeen-, or eighteen ninety-nine.#monstermash15
  • The Lady in Black – mourning, magic, mystery… #theladyinblack15
  • The Devil Wears – Fill in the blank! #thedevilwears15
  • Witches and Warlocks – From Eastwick to Hogwarts… #witchesandwarlocks15
  • Hellboy – Take a Halloween-themed photo of yourself! (Boy’s category) #hellboy15
  • Hellgirl – Take a Halloween-themed photo of yourself! (Girl’s category) #hellgirl15
  • Rosemary’s Baby – Capture your spooky spawn in their Halloween best #rosemarysbaby15

How to Enter

Post your photo on the Royal Vintage Shoes Facebook wall. Hashtag the submission category you choose (can choose multiple categories).

Tag Royal Vintage Shoes in your photo.

Public Instagram accounts only, please. Tag @royalvintageshoes in your photo, using the tag people option. Hashtag the submission

category (can choose multiple categories)

Example: Marie Antoinette’s lost her head. Eek! Happy Halloween! My entry to the @royalvintageshoes Halloween Photo Contest! #zombielife15

One winner per category will receive a $20 gift certificate to RoyalVintageShoes.com

Winners will be announced here, on Facebook, and on Instagram November 1st, 2015!

*We must be able to contact you – if we cannot contact the winner of a category, we will pass the prize on to the second place


Email [email protected] with any questions.
 *Royal Vintage Shoes reserves the right to share, re-gram, and re-post submitted photos (with credit to the photographer).


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