Announcing the Winners of Planet Weird's First Annual Tin Foil Hat Challenge!

Announcing the Winners of Planet Weird’s First Annual Tin Foil Hat Challenge!


You guys are weird. Really weird. The entries for our first annual Tin Foil Hat Challenge were predictably awesome, but we never could have guessed how inventive and artistic your foil creations would get. We loved every single one.

That said, it’s time to choose the winners. Trust us when we say that you guys made this incredibly hard. So hard, in fact, that third place ended up being a four-way tie. We chose our winners based on creativity and originality, not just in the creation of the foil hat itself, but in its presentation.

Grand prize winner gets their very own sliver of the real Amityville Horror house, a glow-in-the-dark Planet Weird t-shirt, and a goodie bag filled with weird swag. First and second runners-up get goodie bags. And you know what? Everyone who participated gets a killer Planet Weird vinyl sticker. You’re all winners in our book.


Winners (aka all of you), email [email protected] with your address and a photo of your creation!

1st Place: Historical Foil / Dawn Sutherland

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2nd Place: Weird Road Trip / Chris & Wes Carpenter

3rd Place (TIE): Stairway to Uranus / Sunspot

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3rd Place (TIE): Tin Foil Trapper / Kimberly Cenci

3rd Place (TIE): Foil Fez / Douglas MacKrell

3rd Place (TIE): Foil Family / Marle Gibson

Some of Our Favorite Entries:

Just staying protected while doing a little afternoon reading. @planetweird #planetweird #iwanttobelieve #tinfoilhat

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The #aliens are after us! @planetweird #planetweird

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#PlanetWeird #weekinweird #whileotherpeoplepostporn ( Tin Foil Hat contest)

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Special Thanks:

If we could give you all first place, we would. Huge thanks to every single weirdo who entered the contest. Wear your foil with pride. Thanks to Heather Wade at Midnight In the Desert, Courtney Mroch at Haunt Jaunts, John E.L. Tenney at Weird Lectures, and Douglas MacKrell at the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel for sharing the contest with their fans!

Now, start planning for next year’s contest!


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Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird
Writer, adventurer, and professional monster chaser, Greg Newkirk is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Week In Weird, Director of The Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult and one-half of the prolific investigative duo Planet Weird. Learn more about Greg.
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My fave is John E L Tenney

Congrats everyone!

Owen wants to congratulate everyone also!

I love Owen!

Omg!!! Too awesome!!! Congrats to everyone !!!!

We’ll give you guys your goodie bag in person this weekend!

Planet Weird OMG that’s awesome!!!!!!! We are so excited!!!! Thank you both so much 😘😘

Can I get mine at paracon too?

Hey THANKS so much for the shout out and including my photo among the favorites. Too fun. I don’t know how you picked. SO many great entries. Totally didn’t envy your job. But this was SO fun. GREAT idea! CONGRATS to the winners!!!!