Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Hub Network, a destination for kids and their families, awarded "The Jackie" for the best
Halloween costume of the year to
Bill Freitag from
Arizona, who won "Best in Bash" National Champion for his costume as "Invisible Cowboy" in the "Blast from the Past" category at the first-ever 50 State
Halloween costume competition celebrated during the star-studded taping of the
"Hub Network's First Annual Halloween Bash," this past Sunday at Barker Hangar in
Santa Monica, Calif. The inaugural event, hosted by "Saturday Night Live" star
Kenan Thompson, will be broadcast
Saturday, October 26, 8–10 p.m. ET/5–7 p.m. PT on the Hub Network.
Link to All Wire Photos from the Event
The costume competition was judged by
("Spider Man 2"), and actress, singer and dancer Coco Jones ("Holla at the DJ"). Freitag wins the
grand prize and has a chance at a walk-on role on the Hub Network's Daytime Emmy® Award-winning Series, "
The Haunting Hour: The Series." Before being announced as "Best in Bash" National Champion, Freitag was named the semi-finalist in the "Blast from the Past" category for his costume, "Invisible Cowboy." The semi-finalists in the five other categories were as follows:
- Thomas DePetrillo from Rhode Island won for "Overkill the Giant Zombie Killing Robot" in the "Mad Genius" category
- The Pabellon family from Wisconsin won for "Triple Dip Ice Cream Cone" in the "Everyday Stuff" category
- Thomas Cavagnaro from New York won for "Giant Gorilla" in the "Animal Kingdom" category
- Celia Sciaroni from Missouri won for "Nacho Cheese Monster" in the "Howlarious" category
- Roxanne Coble from California won for "Headless Marie Antoinette" in the "Spooktacular" category
("Saturday Night Live"), the "Hub Network's First Annual
Bash" is a star-studded, two-hour special that also includes performances by pop-star
, America's first teen-girl pop-group, Fifth Harmony, and illusionist
. In addition, entertainment journalist
("Entertainment Tonight"), actress
("The Real") and actresses
Candace Cameron Bure
("Make It or Break It") and
("Filly Brown"), along with their furry pets, will make a special celebrity paw-stumes appearance.
Celebrity presenters include
the Science Guy,
("Diary of a Wimpy Kid"),
("See Dad Run"),
("Family Game Night"),
serves as executive producer of the "Hub Network's First Annual
is producer for Bob Bain Productions. Viewers can visit
to view all of the
costume submissions and learn more about the special.
Sponsors of the "Hub Network's First Annual
Bash" include Activision's Skylanders SWAP Force, Hasbro's
!, Party City and Sparkle® Paper Towels.
About the Hub Network
Network is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub Network's lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at
. The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on
October 10, 2010
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