Wednesday & Thursday Night Costume Contests!!

We have so many amazing creative costumes at Witches Night Out!  We want everyone to have the opportunity to win one of the coveted ‘Best of WNO’ prizes, so a few changes have been made to the contest for 2018. 

The costume contest will begin at 7:00 PM!

Our contest is held in the CHURCH located all the way at the far end of the Gathering Room (check the site map for directions).


Costume Contest MCs & Judges:

Welcome to iHeart Radio/103.5 Kiss FM’s very own CATT!  Our MC Cat Kennebeck is a Chicago native radio and sports personality. She is a University of Missouri graduate who has lived everywhere from North Carolina to Los Angeles working for different media outlets. Currently, she works as the weekend on-air radio host for Chicago’s #1 hit music station, 103.5 Kiss Fm in addition to being the In-Game Host for the Chicago Blackhawks. When she’s not on the clock she is working hard on her new lifestyle blog, ‘Cat’s Corner’ or volunteering \ the Autism Awareness Foundation. 

Welcome to Amber!  Our MC Amber has been a dancer since the age of three.  She has taught dance for 10 years including choreography of dance routines, coordinating costumes, and set design.  She has frequently volunteered as MC at school events during the past 16 years of teaching.  She and her family love the holidays and traditions they bring. 

Welcome Claudia!  Claudia has a BA degree from DePaul University in Speech and Theater. She has completed many hours backstage in costuming, props, assistant directing and directing as well as performing in over 30 plays, musical and straight plays at DePaul and a repertory company called SCT which received a few Joseph Jefferson Awards including one specifically for costume design.  After moving to Joliet, she was the director/performer of many musicals (Easter and Christmas) at First Assembly of God for 18 years.

Welcome Raymond!  Raymond is a fabric artist and engineer. He is a lifelong resident of the Joliet area. Raymon has been sewing for many moons, crafting custom wedding gowns and costumes for locals and designing costumes for stars and organizations such as Madonna, Katy Perry, the Houston Ballet and many more. 

Costume Contest Details:

With so many entrants, we are asking you to choose which of the four categories you would like to enter and line up so we can get through all you wonderful witches in a timely manner! 

You may ONLY enter in ONE category so choose wisely, scope out the competition and look for the sign that matches your choice.


We have prizes for the following categories:

 Best Hat

Most Creative

Most Wicked

Best Group (3 or more)

Seating and space is very limited and we will only allow as many spectators as we have seats available in the church.


Don’t despair, we will live stream the contest on our social media outlets so you can watch from anywhere on your cell phones or catch it later!