Submission Due Date: 11:59PM EST, November 1, 2019


To keep the momentum of #AAPIRepresentation up, we're excited to host the first-ever AAPI Halloween costume contest! We hope you'll join us in highlighting just how many AAPI heroes, innovators, and role models there are. Let's celebrate the hard work AAPIs have done, and are still doing, to give our community a voice and visibility. Whether that's showing that the model minority is a myth or fighting laws that oppress us, AAPIs are extremely diverse in their accomplishments. We hope to see it represented through your costumes!

How to Submit

Choose any figure from the past or present, fiction or nonfictional, to channel through your costume! Post your costume on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (make sure the privacy setting of the post is public!) and use the hashtag #MyAAPIHero in your caption. Tag @ocanational to make sure we see your post, and tell us why you chose your hero this year.


The winner will be determined by weighted audience vote and OCA National staff vote. Submissions from all three platforms will be collected and posted in a Facebook album on November 2nd. Audience voting through likes will begin at 9AM EST on 11/2 and end at 11:59PM EST that day. Three winners will be announced Monday, November 4th. 

Prizes will consist of Abominable swag, Greg Pak’s graphic novels, and other swag! For any questions, contact Thu Nguyen at