On Friday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. in Olde Burien, you will have a chance to make your “cosplay” mark and potentially walk away with some cash and an incredible light-up trophy created by 3D Print This Thing (who will be vending his awesome lamps at BUFO):

Trophy, Cash Prizes, and Gift Certificates will be awarded in 6 categories! These include:

  • Most Convincing Man In Black (MIB)
  • Extraterrestrial Excellence – Most Creative Alien
  • Most Likely to be Abducted – Best team (two or more)
  • Out of this World – Kids
  • Galactic Good Dog – Pets
  • And Crowd Favorite!

The Burien UFO Festival will take place in Olde Burien from 4-11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, 2023.

It will feature Expert Presentations, Food and Beverages for purchase from Olde Burien Restaurants and Food Trucks, a Giant Bounce UFO, Facepainting, BUFO Film Festival, Art and Crafts Vendors, Live Painting by Crete_85 and MVN, DJ Lucky Strike spinning tunes and live music by amazing 80’s tribute band NiteWave, the Red Shirt Survivors, and Roeman and the Whereabouts.

Now is the time to start planning and creating your award-winning attire. Just in case you need a little inspiration , enjoy this slideshow of a few costume faves from the past (click arrows to view slideshow):


Email bufocostumecontest@gmail.com and follow BUFO on Facebook here.

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