Halloween NYC: Three Halloween costume ideas
We picked three Halloween events and found the perfect costumes to wear for each—including awesome pet outfits.
Tue Oct 22 2013
Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus costumes from Spirit Halloween
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Go here: Hallowmeme Costume Party
The Bell House, 149 7th St between Second and Third Aves, Gowanus, Brooklyn (hallowme.me). Thu 24 8:30–11:30pm; free. We’re anticipating plenty of girlfriend-less Manti Te’os, Ylvis foxes and creative representations of the government shutdown at this social-media–savvy soiree, which invites participants to dress as a meme.
Wear this: Reprise the most-talked-about VMA moment since Beyonce’s bun-in-the-oven reveal with a Twerkin Teddy ($39.99), Party Finger ($8.99) and striped Twerk Suit ($39.99) combo from Spirit Halloween (multiple locations; visit spirithalloween.com for details).
Go here: PhantasmaGorey: Edward Gorey Grand Halloween Ball
1 Hanover Sq between Pearl and Stone Sts (dancesofvice.com). Sat 26 at 9pm; $40, advance $25–$30. Dances of Vice never messes around when it comes to dressing up, especially for its annual Gothic Victorian bash dedicated to writer-illustrator Edward Gorey.
Wear this: Drop some major coin at high-end alternative boutique Gothic Renaissance (110 Fourth Ave between 11th and 12th Sts; 212-780-9558, gothren.com), which stocks corseted lace Ophelie dresses ($169.99), embroidered Versailles men’s coats ($409.99), ruffled York shirts ($79.99), and a range of hats (men’s English topper $99.99; ladies’ deluxe riding hat $359.99) and accessories (glass-bead choker $49.99; steampunk goggles $119.99).
Go here: Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Tompkins Square Park dog run, E 9th St between Aves A and B (dogster.org). Sat 26 noon–3pm; suggested $5 raffle ticket. Bulldogs in wigs, Chihuahuas in tuxedos, Pac-Man poodles and “Mutt Romney” were just some of the creative concepts at last year’s canine-costume convention.
Wear this: For a shot at taking home the Best in Show prize (an iPad mini), visit Ricky’s Upper East Side PUP-UP Shop (86th St at Lexington Ave; rickyshalloween.com) for a four-legged ensemble such as Pirate Zelda Dog ($23.99) or Prisoner Zelda Dog ($27.99).
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