Winners for decorating, costume contests announced

2013-11-10T00:00:00Z 2014-10-02T19:37:15Z Winners for decorating, costume contests announcedLaura Lane, The Times
November 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

NWI Communities recently held two spooktactular Halloween-themed contests: the Halloween House Decorating Contest and the Halloween Costume Contest. We asked for photos, and you provided.

When it came to decorations, we saw creepy graveyards in front of seemingly happy homes. Other houses were taken over by frighteningly large spiders or an abundance of ghosts. We even saw a singing pumpkin made out of lights synced up with music as well as handmade electric chairs, hearses, pirate ships and more.

Then there were the costumes. More than 100 people sent in photos for this contest, and they were a blast to go through. From siblings dressed as monkeys and bananas to dogs dressed as superheroes to adults dressed in homemade masterpieces, we were impressed.

To put it simply, it was very hard to choose winners for both of our contests. But before we announce the winners, NWI Communities would like to thank everyone who participated as well as the great businesses that donated prizes.

And now, without further adieu, we present to you the winners of the NWI Communities Halloween contests:

Halloween Decorating Contest:

Shannon and Lee Cripe of Cedar Lake — They had the home with the pumpkin made out lights that was synced with three different songs. The Cripes' won a $100 American Sales gift card.

Halloween Costume Contest:

First Place: Luke Nestorovich of Kouts — His mom Kara Nestorovich turned his wheelchair into a police car. Luke, of course, was the mustached policeman. Luke won a $30 Toys"R"Us gift card from

Second Place: Tyler Kuss of Crown Point — Kuss asked to be a mailbox for Halloween, so his dad Brian Kuss built him a mailbox costume. Tyler won a $25 AMC movie pass from

Third Place: Jesus Madrigal — A fan of the "Iron Man" movies, Madrigal spent a tedious 120 hours building his Iron Man Mark VI costume out of EVA foam. Madrigal won a $15 Walgreens gift card from Scheeringa Farms and Produce.

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