Halloween Costumes, Haunted Hay Rides, and Halloween festivies

10/27/2010

Need a Halloween Costume? Check out these spots to create or find something unique!

LA Vintage (Online only)
Go back to the 80’s. Think pop star apparel, vintage shoes and boots. Create a total Shera costume and acid jeans for only $20!?

Wasteland (Studio City, West Hollywood, Santa Monica)
Not only great for Halloween, they have some great every day finds! You can find tons of designer labels here. For those on a budget (besides Halloween) check this place out!

Goodwill (Hollywood, Santa Monica)
We all know Goodwill…and LA Goodwills are definitely the best. I mean, where else will someone drop off a sequin coat with the tags still on it? (plus it was probably from a prime time series).

Shareen Vintage (Downtown)
Shareen Vintage is for ladies who are comfortable dressing and undressing in front of others. Only way to try on the feathers, fur, corsets here.

Jet Rag (West Hollywood)
Dollar deals, and no it’s not the 99 cent store. Jet Rag is known for its dollar Sundays, so get ready to rummage throw the bins and piles of $1 deals.

Now that you have your costume, it’s time to go out!

Check out The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, where you’ll make your way into the pitch-black depths of Griffith Park’s endless acres and hop into a hay-filled wagon. It’ll take you past the century-old zoo’s long-abandoned cages and into parts of the hills you’ve never seen. And for those who are terrified of clowns (yours truly) there is a clown at the end…just sayin. You can book a private wagon for two or join about 35 new friends for the haunted ride. Of course, it’s LA…in the end you get food trucks! Through October 31; 310.993.8289 (for private wagons, 310.542.9966), tickets here

A Dark Carnival at Villains Tavern

This recently opened bar brings together freak and magic shows, fire dancers, a tarot card reader, and mix & match beer and shot combos for $9. It’s free for those who wear costumes. October 29-30, 7 pm-2am; 1356 Palmetto St., Downtown; 213.613.0766

Karaoke: Halloween Style
You need to RSVP to claim your costume of choice. No musician twinsies allowed. $10; October 30, 9:30 pm-2 am; M Bar, 1253 Vine St., Hollywood, 323.856.0036; RSVP: rockstarhalloween@yahoo.com

Thriller Night
Michael Jackson and zombie costumes are guaranteed to terrify, yet entertain, but the live drummer and the DJ will keep them cutting up a rug. $10 more gets you VIP access to the upstairs. $10-20 here; $15 at the door; October 30, 8pm-2am; Wokcano Santa Monica, 1413 5th St., 310.458.3080

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