A Halloween Treat from The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Groupon

What better way to celebrate Halloween week than with a good old-fashioned costume contest? The Ellen DeGeneres Show agreed, so we teamed up this past Tuesday to surprise Chicago fans and followers with some festive fun.

Throughout the day, @TheEllenShow slowly teased out the details – Gear up in your best costume and head down to the city’s famous NBC 5 plaza to get in on the action. Once there, the costumed crowd was thrilled to learn that the contest was part of a pop-up The Ellen DeGeneres Show taping. Adding to the excitement, favorite correspondent Jeannie was on hand to host after spending the day exploring the best of Chicago (her hometown!) with the power of Groupon Now!

From an old-school Super Mario to a set of cheerleaders and even a Ke$ha – Chicago brought their creativity to the table and Ellen was truly impressed. Fans cheered along as costumes were judged and five winners were awarded with some major candy corn funding – from $500 to $5,000 – courtesy of Groupon! Check out these fun pics of the action, and be sure to tune in to The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s latest episode featuring Groupon Now! here.