Halloween events in Chicago

Scare yourself with our guide to haunted houses in Chicago, Halloween costumes and plenty of Halloween events



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Fall is here and there's a scary amount of things to do in October. Check out our guide to Halloween (it's on October 31, as usual), including haunted houses in Chicago, Halloween stores to get the perfect costume and various Halloween events around the pagan holiday. It's sure to be a scream.

Halloween events

Photos from Redmoon's Boneshaker party in Pilsen

Take a peek at the creative costumes and contraptions on display at this annual Halloween celebration

Photos from the Northalsted Halloween Parade

Cold temperatures didn't keep costumed revelers out of the streets of Boystown

Photos from the Freaky Deaky VI Halloween party

Costumed revelers party at the Aragon for Freaky Deaky VI

Photos from the Voodoo Ball at Untitled

The River North nightclub kicked off its Halloween festivities one night early.

25 Halloween costume ideas

Still working on your costume? Look no further.

The cutest kids' costumes on the Internet

Get ready for an adorability overload

The best costumes for couples

Get spooky with your significant other

Where to buy your Halloween costume

Create an award-winning getup at these top shops

The cutest dog costumes

There's no reason Halloween has to be a strictly human holiday

Embarrassing Halloween costumes

Readers share their most blush-worthy costume blunders.

Haunted houses and attractions in Chicago

Prepare to be startled by monsters, clowns and gore

Halloween parties and concerts

Slip on your best costume and dance (or head-bang) at a Halloween party

The 10 best candy stores

From a Mexican candyland to a haute chocolate shop

Northalsted Halloween parade photos

Drag queens and puppies and kids, oh my

The 20 best Halloween songs

Spooky pop music and Halloween go together like pumpkins and spice

The 100 best horror films

Top-notch scares, according to everyone from Roger Corman to Alice Cooper

The 50 best movie villains of all time

Go to the dark side with our ranked list of evildoers.

50 terrifying movie moments

The scariest scenes from the best horror movies ever made.

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