Halloween activities in Chicago

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



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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 activities around the pagan holiday. It's sure to be a scream.

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

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.

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