This Halloween, dress up in your fiercest animal costume and roar into action by raising funds to protect endangered species and their homes.
Dress all chill like a polar bear, kick it like a kangaroo, or party like a pack of wild hyenas! Sign up to participate today, and get all kinds of fundraising tips and costume advice to make your Halloween a wild success.
You can decide if you want to raise funds on your own or challenge your friends and family to join you in making a difference.
Just pledge to dress up in your fiercest animal costume, print, or accessory between October 30 and November 1, and then roar into action by raising funds to protect endangered species and their homes.
Or even better, get a whole Wear It Wild pack going by joining together with your friends, family, students, college classmates, or coworkers for a team fundraiser.
Why your fundraising is so important
Over the last 40 years a lot has happened to our precious planet. Here are some shocking statistics from our 2014 Living Planet Report.
Down by 52% population sizes of vertebrate species
Down by 39% populations of land-based and marine species
Down by 76% freshwater species
1.5 Earths are needed to regenerate the natural resources we currently use
Fundraising event ideas
Ready to Wear It Wild but not sure how to raise funds? Here are some ideas for fun activities you can try to take your fundraising to the next level!
Fun run or sponsored walk
What could be more fun than watching a pack
of people jog or walk past you in your local park
dressed as wolves, tigers, jaguars, or three-toed
sloths? Putting on your panda costume and
Be a party animal
Find a local venue and invite family, friends, and
colleagues to join you for an animal-themed
Halloween party that’s sure to be really wild. Or
how about putting on your best attire and hosting
an animal masked ball that’s perfect for preening
Dinner is served
Invite guests over for a dinner party at your
watering (and feeding) hole. Choose the cuisine
of a country and ask people to dress up as
that nation’s native animals.
Combine dressing up as wild animals with this
fundraising favorite. Show off your baking prowess and decorate some tasty
treats such as panda cookies or tiger-striped
We’re sure plenty of people in your office love
dressing up and enjoy a bit of competition.
This makes Wear It Wild perfect for a costume
contest. Ask people to vote by making a donation toward their favorite costume. The costume that collects the most "vote money" wins! Also
try to get your workplace to donate prizes.
It's trivia time
Whether you hold a trivia event during the work
day, at lunch, or after office hours, it’s a great way
to raise extra funds. All of your questions could be
animal-related, or they could focus on countries
where WWF works. You could even hold
your event at a bar and order a buffet of treats.
Hula hooping, disco dancing, playing board
games...there are plenty of things that kids
(and adults) can do for a really long time to raise
money. And if everyone is dressed as a polar
bear, black jaguar, iguana, or ostrich, there’s even
more chance that the cash will roll in.
Children's Halloween Party
A gathering at a farm with hayrides or a kids' party at
home are great ways to add an extra dimension
to Wear It Wild and boost your fundraising. Ask
friends to help you organize your event and cook
up some favorite kid foods with an animal twist to them. Panda pancakes, anyone?
Turning children and adults into their favorite
animals is a great way to make them feel part
of Wear It Wild and raise some extra funds.
Alternatively, you could ask a professional face
painter to join your event.
Looking for another person's page? Enter the name (or the first few letters) of the Panda Nation campaign or the person who created it.