Do you people love Halloween or what? We put out the call last week for your best Halloween costumes and we sure received some spectacular entries. Here are the best of the best, and our spectacular winner.

When we decided to do a costume contest, I was concerned we wouldn't get enough good submissions. Well, that's the last time I'll ever doubt the Gawker commentariat again, because you all came through in a big way and submitted some awesome outfits for our consideration. There were so many outstanding entries, in fact, we're awarding honorable mentions in a number of categories. All of these people get a gold star (if they didn't have one already) and a round of applause.

But there can only be one winner, folks. This year, the prize—a copy of Halloween on DVD, a bag of candy corn, and our admiration—goes to a costume that was amazing in both concept and execution. It has all the trappings of a perfect Halloween costume: a well-known icon, a clever twist, and impeccable design. We're proud to announce that this year's winner is KristinInAthens as Middle-Aged Barbie.

Congratulations, Kristin. Email us to redeem your prize. Thanks to everyone for entering. And if you want to win next year's contest, you better start planning now!