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Step by Step Guide to Winning Global Mudder’s Costume Contest

By Matt Alesevich | 12. August 2014


We’re havin’ a 60,000 person costume party this weekend, and guess what? You’re on the guest list. 

In case you haven’t heard, we’re celebrating Global Mudder this weekend, hosting five events in four countries from the Sunshine Coast of Australia to the shores of Lake Tahoe. And while you won’t find any of us lined up behind velvet ropes around town, we do have a dress for this special occasion.

For this weekend only, we’re offering up a grand prize for best costume of the weekend. And here’s how you’ll bring it home:

1. Plan something epic

As the old saying goes, “Fail to plan and plan to fail.” While we do give out ‘A’s for effort, your homemade Mario and Luigi costume ain’t gonna cut it this weekend. Need inspiration? Try checking out our top Tough Mudder costumes of the first half of 2014 to get an idea of what we’re looking for.

2. Give it your best shot

It’s a photo contest, so you’re going to need a, ummm, photo. And you're gonna need to upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #GlobalMudder. However, to win, your photo must be taken on course at one of the five Global Mudder events. No oldies. No selfies in grandma’s bathroom mirror. If you’re desperate for attention, send those to at your own risk.

3. Leave the rest to us

No bribing. No whining. No “OMG, how did you not vote for my friend Sally’s Kathy Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes saran wrap-dress costume” rants on Facebook. The final vote for best costume of Global Mudder will be put up for a vote at TMHQ. We have good taste, and we both know it. Trust us.

4. Claim your prize

Only one lucky Mudder will get this far. The chosen one will receive a pair of exclusive Under Armour Tough Mudder training shoes and a $100 gift certificate to the Tough Mudder Gear Shop in addition to Tough Mudder Facebook page fame and a lifetime of bragging rights both on course and off.

tl;dr: Choose epic costume, snap photo on course August 16/17, upload using #GlobalMudder, cross your dirty little fingers and hope for the best.