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Halloween 2017: Miami's Ten Best Costume Parties

Halloween night on Lincoln Road 2015.
Halloween night on Lincoln Road 2015. Photo by Chris Carter

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6. Hallowyn. It's going down in Wynwood on All Hallows' Eve at the self-proclaimed "largest free block party in Miami." Cauldrons will brew special potions at bars throughout the fest, and more than 20 local food vendors will serve tasty fare. Get down to the sounds of Miami DJs, watch live art in true Wynwood fashion, and shop till you drop at the artisan market. Sharpen your fangs and dress to kill for a chance to win cash prizes in the costume contest. Don't forget to RSVP for a free drink. 7 p.m Tuesday, October 31, at Mana Wynwood, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-461-2700; hallowynblockparty.com. Admission is free.
click to enlarge The bar's costume contest will award a whopping $1,000 to the first-place winner. - PHOTO BY GEORGE MARTINEZ
The bar's costume contest will award a whopping $1,000 to the first-place winner.
Photo by George Martinez

7. Halloween Costume Contest at Foxhole. Halloween forecast: an epic bash with a high chance of cash. The stakes are high at this back-alley speakeasy, so grab your glue gun. The bar's costume contest will award a whopping $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and a $250 bar tab for third place. All the while, DJ Tony G and Iron Lyon will provide the grooves at this annual spooktacular in South Beach. Will you be the one to snag all of that the cash? Get creative and slay the competition. 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Foxhole, 1218 14th Ct., Miami Beach; 305-534-3511; foxholebar.com. Admission is free.

click to enlarge Kick off your Saturday night at the Monsters Ball. - PHOTO BY GEORGE MARTINEZ
Kick off your Saturday night at the Monsters Ball.
Photo by George Martinez
8. The Monsters Ball: Epic Hotel's Halloween Costume Party Under the Stars. Spend an elegant evening among ghouls, goblins, werewolves, and zombies on the Epic Hotel's 16th-floor rooftop. Party under the stars, dance poolside to the grooves of DJ GQ of Y100/iHeart Radio, and take in stunning panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami River. The Monsters Ball is the perfect place to kick off your Saturday night as you booze it up at the three-hour open bar ($75). A night of hocus-pocus awaits with special surprise performances. 6 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at Kimpton Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami; 305-424-5226; epichotel.com. Tickets cost $8.54 to $757.36 plus fees via eventbrite.com.

click to enlarge 'Tis the season for blood, capes, and fangs. - PHOTO BY KARLI EVANS
'Tis the season for blood, capes, and fangs.
Photo by Karli Evans
9. Once Bitten Halloween Costume Party. 'Tis the season for blood, capes, and fangs. Booze-thirsty vampires can suck on Hyde Beach's signature cocktails. As the fog hangs over the moon and lights up the SLS Hotel this Halloween weekend, costumed revelers will spend a night dancing in the retro lounge and, from what we've seen in the past, probably engaging in some serious poolside shenanigans. Show off your ghoulish garb at this South Beach hot spot. And if you're feeling extra-feisty, reserve a table. 9 p.m. Friday, October 27, at Hyde Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-455-2990; sbe.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via eventbrite.com.
click to enlarge Head to Wynwood on Halloween night. - PHOTO BY MONICA MCGIVERN
Head to Wynwood on Halloween night.
Photo by Monica McGivern
10. Nightmare on 23rd Street. Maneuvering through the velvet ropes in SoBe is a nightmare. But what if your costume could win you a free VIP table plus a cash reward on 23rd Street? Get that over-the-top costume ready. Practice your Thriller moves, head to Wynwood, and dance the night away. Then recharge with grub from the stationed food trucks. The first 300 guests will get free entry and a complimentary drink, so be sure to register. 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at La Garage Wynwood, 127 NW 23rd St., Miami; 786-241-9318; facebook.com/LAGARAGEWYNWOOD. Register for free entry via eventbrite.com.
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