Halloween Costume Scavenger Hunt
Supplies: Phone, list of Halloween costumes

Whether your crowd is into dressing up in Halloween costumes or not they will enjoy this challenge that send them out for an hour to get photos of people in Halloween costumes. This game is best in locations where there are organized events or you will have a lot of adults out and about within a few blocks of your home. We now offer a printable Halloween Costume Scavenger Hunt sheet so you can just print and go! See below.

It should be clearly stated not to take photos of children as this can cause concern for parents and the kids.
Also – Always Ask permission before taking a photo.

First, create a list of 15 – 25 Halloween costumes.
Select some of the season’s most popular Halloween costumes.
Then add in classic costumes – Superman, Spiderman, Harry Potter, Vampire, Princess, Witch, Michael Myers, Pirate, Pet with costume, add hard ones too, etc…
And then consider – Optional like – Strangest costume, scariest costume and Funniest costumes (Generic but fun.)
If you need ideas visit a Halloween Costume Store and you’ll have lots of ideas.

Now divide your guests into teams and send them out to take pictures of adults wearing these Halloween costumes. To make things more interest you could ask that someone from the party must be in the photo too. However, they can not take pictures of other party guests wearing the costume on the list, photos must be of strangers.

Give the teams about an hour to complete get photos of as many Halloween costumes as they can. Then see which team comes back with the most Costumes checked off their list.

The best part is to see what your guests come back with and the poses in the photos. We did this one year and the first photos were very plain but the last photos on everyone’s cameras were really hysterical. This is a fun way to see great costumes and enjoy Halloween.

Create a unique Instagram # so you can watch everyone take and post their photos.

Play for fun or play as a game where the team with the most photos take on the list wins.
Use the generic Halloween costume photos as tie-breakers where the host would choose which one was scariest, oddest or funniest costume.

Thinking of Hosting a Halloween Costume Scavenger Hunt?
Save time with our printable game sheet for your event.

Printable Halloween Costume Scavenger Hunt
Printable costume scavenger hunt game sheet with 42 different costumes listed and 4 spaces where you can add your own. Two print options 1 & 2 sheets per page. Just purchase, download and print the game.
Halloween Costume Scavenger Hunt Printable Game Activity
Purchase Printable Halloween Costume Scavenger Hunt $4.25
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Halloween Costume Scavenger Hunt includes:
Game Sheet with 42 Costumes & 4 blank spots to add new/trendy costumes
+ Halloween Decorations Scavenger Hunt Sheet
+ Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt Sheet
Two printing options 1 or 2 games per page
Scavenger Hunt rules, tips and instructions.

Once purchased, the game link will be emailed to so you can download it.
The Halloween costume scavenger hunt is a fun activity for parents, neighbors, and adults who are to old to trick or treat and admire and enjoy all the Halloween costumes. This is fun for parents and adults to have a little friendly competition on Halloween.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Looking for something else? Here are the different printable scavenger hunts we offer:
Halloween Scavenger / Treasure Hunt – 36 Printable Clues / Riddles
• Halloween Costume Scavenger Hunt
Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt
Halloween Outdoor Decorations Scavenger Hunt