Monster Mash and Terracycle


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Monster Mash Your Trash Costume Contest

Are you making your Halloween clown costume from candy wrappers? Your dragon mask from drink pouches? If so, we want to see it! Enter your upcycled costume into our Monster Mash your Trash costume contest by November 4th and you could be one of four contestants to win a gift card for cool TerraCycle upcycled products.

To download a poster for this promotional opportunity, click on the link below.

Poster for the Monster Mash your Trash Costume Contest

What is the Monster Mash your Trash Costume Contest?

The Monster Mash your Trash Costume Contest is a way for TerraCycle Brigade participants to learn in a hands-on way how every day waste materials can be reused into unique, innovative products.

How do I enter the Monster Mash your Trash Costume Contest?

The Monster Mash your Trash Costume Contest is open to all TerraCycle Brigade participants. Costumes must be original designs created from at least two-thirds upcycled waste materials, such as candy and cookie wrappers or drink pouches.

Entrants must submit the following information by November 4th to
The name of the designer
Detailed photographs of the upcycled costume.
A brief description of the design project (including the details on the upcycled waste used).

When is the Monster Mash your Trash Costume Contest happening?
Entry phase: October 17, 2011 to November 4, 2011
Finalists announced: November 7, 2011
Public voting phase: November 7, 2011 to November 14, 2011
Winners announced: November 16, 2011

How do you win the Monster Mash your Trash Costume Contest?

TerraCycle’s design team will evaluate the submissions for creativity, use of upcycled waste, and execution of the design. Four finalists will be determined and announced on November 7th. TerraCycle will then turn the contest over to the public for a one-week voting period.

What are the prizes?

The costume that receives the most votes will be awarded the Grand Prize, a $100 gift card to, TerraCycle’s official online retailer. TerraCycle will also award the three runners-up prizes of a $50 gift card to Dwellsmart to the remaining 3 finalists. All finalists’ costumes will be invited to be showcased in the TerraCycle Upcycle Museum at the TerraCycle offices in Trenton, NJ.

For detailed rules click here.


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  1. What a wonderful contest and a great way to promote upcycling for a healthy environment.

  2. How cool is that! I love this idea. My 9 year old still needs a costume, maybe I can talk him into trying this!

  3. I love this!

  4. I love Terracycle. We have been sending in our drink pouches for a couple of years now at school.

  5. This sounds like a fun contest.

  6. What a neat contest!

  7. That’s a unique idea.

  8. What a great idea!

  9. Sounds like a fun contest, thanks for sharing.

  10. Terracycle has cute stuff!

  11. I’ve never heard of terracycle. Off to check them out!

  12. What a great contest and concept!

  13. That sounds like such a great idea. You can definitely do a lot by recycling trash. I hope you’ll post some pictures of costumes, if you participate!

  14. Definitely for the creative! I wish I was!

  15. Great idea for Halloween.

  16. so cool

  17. i wish i would have seen this post before halloween, i love th idea of making a costume from drink pouches and i have been saving mine for a purse

  18. I love the idea of recycling and upcycling.