Ever wanted to design a new creature to join the ranks of Universal's classic monsters? Well, now's your chance: in the run-up to this year's edition of Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights, the studio is offering the opportunity for aspiring monster-makers with their “Design a Character” Contest.
Anyone interested in participating can enter a detailed drawing or written description of a character design based on Universal icons like Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and more. Note that likenesses of the actors who played them onscreen are apparently not allowed; only new interpretations of the monsters themselves. (Detailed instructions are available via downloadable PDF at this link.) If your design is selected, you and a guest will be invited to attend the unveiling of your creation at Halloween Horror Nights' red carpet opening night in Hollywood.
All entries must be submitted no later than 5pm Pacific on July 1st, and fans can then vote on the finalists featured on the Halloween Horror Nights Facebook page on July 2nd.