2012 Contest Is Now Running!

Join the 2012 Halloween Contest now!


With nightmarish characters, predators, aliens (not just the cute kind), and all kinds of Super Heroes constantly around the office, it’s easy to assume every day at NECA is Halloween. But it’s certainly not.

When Halloween comes around, you’re free to stop playing and collecting our toys and actually BE one. Not that you should let people use you as a toy just because you’re wearing a costume (unless you’re into that stuff).

And this Halloween, NECA wants you to go all out. We’re going to reward your character dedication with tons of prizes.

To Participate In The Contest

3 Simple steps:

Dress Up As Any NECA Action Figure

Dress up as any character that NECA has immortalized as an action figure, current or past, as long as we made it as a toy it counts

Post Your Image To Our Facebook Wall

Go to the official NECA Fan page and upload your picture to our wall. Make sure you TAG yourself in the picture.

Do It Before Midnight, 11/1

We will only consider submissions posted before Midnight on November 1st, 2011.

Halloween Contest Categories

Kids Costumes

For this category, we’ll look into the best kids’ costumes. By kids, we mean children under the age of 12. We may not be able to be extremely accurate tracking children’s ages, but we wont award a Kids Costume winner that sports facial hair 😉
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[toggle title=’Prizes’] The most awesomely-costumed kid will win an assortment of our cutest plush selection – including Mogwai (from the Gremlins), Harry Potter, and more. Parents’ input will be heard for the prize. [/toggle]

Sexy Costumes

Ladies, if you plan on being a Naughty Nurse this Halloween, you may want to explore your creativity and be a Sexy Sally, from Nightmare Before Christmas, or even a sexy Little Sister, from Bioshock (that’s somewhat disturbing, but weirdly interesting).
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[toggle title=’Prizes’] Your sexyness will be rewarded with an assortment of the hottest and most popular female characters NECA has ever made, from licenses such as Sin City, Jonah Hex, Grindhouse, Kill Bill, and others. [/toggle]

Most Accurate Costume

For this category, it’s pretty simple – best costume in every detail wins. We’ll analyze submissions from head to toe to award the winner.
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[toggle title=’Prizes’] There will be 3 winners for this category:

  • 1st Prize – Golden Lancer replica from Gears of War 3
  • 2nd Prize – Complete Set of the latest Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy figures, includes Original, Freddy’s Revenge, Dream Warriors, and Dream Master.
  • 3rd Prize – Set of Gremlins Series 1 includes Flasher Gremlin, George Gremlin, and Daffy Gremlin


Now, The Rules

Few basic points:

  • You may use any license – past or current – as your inspiration. If we’ve made toys from it, you may use it
  • A single costume may not win 2 categories
  • The same person may submit 2 entries – wearing different costumes
  • By uploading your pic, you agree to let us use it on our site

We will only consider submissions posted before Midnight on November 1st, 2011.

Regarding your submission:

  • ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOSHOP or EDITING. Nope. Nada. Not even a bit.
  • Photos should show your entire costume – that means HEAD TO TOE
  • Do NOT send group pictures – only individual submissions will be considered
  • If your photo is blurry or grainy, we wont be able to see much detail. You dont need to send professional pics, but make sure you have plenty of light and a camera other than your iPhone’s.
  • The official NECA Fan page is the only place to send submissions to


We look forward to awesome submissions! Have fun!