A Guinness World Records representative confirmed that the Saints game against the Steelers in the Superdome on Sunday Oct. 31 was the world's largest Halloween gathering ever. The representative recorded that 17,777 people were dressed in Halloween costumes at the event, breaking the previous record of 508 people.
The Saints hosted a costume contest that was sponsored by FOX-8 in Champions Square three hours prior to kickoff. The contest awarded the best costumes with prizes including tickets and pregame field passes to Sunday night's game.
Selected Saints staff chose 20 contestants for the contest in Champions Square. The contestants were narrowed down to seven and the crowd cheered for which contestants they thought should be in the top three. The winner of the contest was Glenn Mehrtens, who dressed as Head Coach Sean Payton.