Halloween ComicFestMedia Release -- Do you have what it takes to be voted #1 in a costume contest? If so, you'll want to enter your best costume in the new photo contest dubbed—The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!— sponsored by Halloween ComicFest (www.halloweencomicfest.com), a celebration of all the great Halloween events happening at your local comic book shops.

It's easy to enter with a whopping 500 Random Prize Winners winning their choice of a deluxe graphic novel, action figure or other pop-culture product (retail value up to $25) from the contest's Prize Catalog, plus 26 Grand Prize Winners who will also win their choice (retail value $50 or more) from the Prize Catalog.

From October 1, 2012 through November 7, 2012, costume goers are encouraged to upload a picture of themselves at www.halloweencomicfest.com/costumecontest in their best Halloween costume; choose from the 13 different costume categories offered; and share why they believe they should be voted #1 in their category.

The public will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite costumes throughout October and until November 14th. The top vote getter for Adults and Kids (13 and under) in each category will be named Grand Prize Winners and receive their prize, which can be picked up at the local comic book shop of their choice. 500 Random Prize winners will also win, and they, too, can pick up their prize at their local comic book shop.

Winners will be announced on November 20, 2012. No purchase necessary. Entry is open to U.S and Canada residents only. Official contest rules, entry forms and voting can be found at www.halloweencomicfest.com/costumecontest.

The Greatest Costume Contest Ever is sponsored by the Comic Shop Locator Service (www.comicshoplocator.com), which represents more than 2,500 local comic book shops in North America and worldwide, and its Halloween ComicFest promotion (www.halloweencomicfest.com) which aims to celebrate the many Halloween events at local comic book shops and the wide array of fright-filled and fun Halloween comic books, graphic novels and other pop-culture merchandise that are perfect for Halloween followers and fans.

Stop in today for Halloween ComicFest and see what haunts your local comic book shop!

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web at www.diamondcomics.com.

ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMICFEST – To help celebrate local comic book shops as exciting destinations for Halloween events and merchandise, Diamond Comic Distributors and comicshoplocator.com have launched Halloween ComicFest and you can view the latest related news, events and activities online now at www.HalloweenComicFest.com.