This Halloween, pick your poison as Las Vegas rolls out the black carpet for a plethora of spooky club parties with big bucks on the line for winners of the dozens of costume contests happening this weekend. Party with celeb hosts, including two thirds of the Girls Next Door and a shockingly low percentage (one-quarter) of the Jersey Shore cast. If you’re looking for something a little tamer, be sure to check out our guide to Halloween community events, as well.
Wednesday, October 26:
Dubstep Dead Celeb Halloween Party: The Horror Project presents the Dubstep Dead Celeb Halloween Party at Snitch at Ghostbar with Crizzly.
I Hear Dead People at Savile Row: Savile Row welcomes I Hear Dead People to spin its spine-chilling beats. Dress your best, as there will be $1,000 in cash and prizes for the best dead rock star costume.
Nervo at Surrender: Kick off Halloween early with Surrender’s Halloween Industry Party featuring DJ duo Nervo and a sexiest costume contest with $10,000 in cash and prizes.
Thursday, October 27:
Manufactured Superstars at Tryst: Tryst Nightclub's resident DJs Manufactured Superstars kick off the weekend festivities early at The Affair industry night. Known for arriving in their signature spacesuits, they'll already be dressed for the cosmic, adventure-themed costume party.
Taolloween: Tao presents a special Halloween edition of Worship Thursdays featuring a costume contest with $10,000 in prize money and an open bar for anyone in costume.
True Bud weekend at Rockhouse: This Halloween, Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub will celebrate with four nights of costume contests and drink specials. Thursday through Monday, patrons will be thirsting to “suck your Bud” with two-for-one Budweiser bottled beers and Ketel One specials, while DJ Sincere mans the decks. Costume contests run all weekend starting with the sexiest temptress contest on Thursday for a $500 cash prize. On Friday, $500 will go to the best overall costume and on Saturday, $1000 will go to the top look. Sunday, $500 cash goes to the scariest costume. True Bud weekend wraps on Monday with $500 going to the best overall outfit.
Zombie Prom Night at Revolver: Revolver at Santa Fe Station takes the group costume contest to the next level with a zombie couple costume contest. Guests can enjoy $5 Absolut and Red Bull drink specials.
Circus Freak Sleepover at The Artisan: The freaks come out at night for the Circus Freak Sleepover at The Artisan as guests enjoy music from Kaotic, Volterra, Tony Sinatra, Sway and KC & Bloom. Both the main room and the third floor will be open with bonus dance floor space. Contact CollectiveZoologist@gmail.com for guestlist information.
Scaramel at Bellagio: Caramel Lounge closes its doors after this final weekend. Wear your sexiest or scariest costumes Thursday through Monday to celebrate the good times at Scaramel.
Philadelphia Invasion at Gold Lounge: Gold Lounge presents Soundbar's Halloween Edition, a Philadelphia Invasion with Rich Medina and Rob Paine from Philly and Keith Evan and Carlos Sanchez from Las Vegas, plus resident DJ Joey Mazzola. Enjoy the open bar from 10 p.m. to midnight with varied prices.
Scarefest: College Night at McFadden's: McFadden’s kicks off the Halloween weekend with an all-or-nothing cash prize beer pong tournament and Edward 40 Hands contest. From 10 p.m. until close, guests can enjoy $20 bottomless drafts and local ladies sip $1 drinks. All partygoers who rock a scary costume will receive a free drink and the scariest costume takes home a $250 cash prize.
Friday, October 28:
AnnaLynne McCord at Pure: AnnaLynne McCord of the new 90210 hosts a Night of Haunted Seduction at Pure Nightclub with $10,000 in cash and prizes for the best overall costume.
Cirque De Stylz at Moon: Moon Nightclub presents Cirque De Stylz featuring DJ Marc Stylz, The Danseurs Rythme with live instrumentalists Rico de Largo, Hammettime and Justin Barnes.
Halloween at Paymon's: Paymon's Hookah Lounge on West Sahara is holding a two-day Halloween party. Each night, the person with the best costume wins a $300 Paymon's gift card. DJ Albert Gruve performs, and there will be drink specials and Halloween hookah flavors.
Night of the Creeps: Rockenstein Edition at McFadden's: Partygoers at McFadden’s can enjoy live entertainment while everyone who follows the party bar on Twitter or “likes” the Facebook page gets a free open bar from 8-10 p.m. When that wraps, another open bar from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. is priced at $20 for ladies and $30 for guys. The best costume of the night takes home $500.
PTs Halloween Bash: Several area PTs locations are celebrating the holiday with drink specials including $2 Bud Light pints, $3 Bud Light mug an $2 mixed potion shots. There will also be a costume contest with a cash prize.
Boneyard at Krave: Party it up with TJ Kelly of The A List: New York as he hosts the Strip-side gay club’s 18+ Halloween extravaganza. Score some cold, hard cash money by participating in the sexiest costume contest, or wait for the $2,500 cash balloon drop. Manning the DJ booth for the night is resident DJ Silence.
Ghouls Gone Wild at The Playground: The Playground hosts a Ghouls Gone Wild party at Crazy Horse III. Next door at Posh, the weekly Envy Ladies Night hosts a Naughty and Nice party featuring a complimentary open bar for ladies from 10 p.m. until midnight. Ladies are invited to compete in a hottest devil versus sexiest angel costume contest for their chance to win $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Tron Halloween party at Drai's: Drai’s hosts a costume contest with a Tron theme, so whip out your light discs and light cycles. Ok, maybe leave the light cycles at valet; you probably can’t ride right into the club.
Spiderween 2 at Tryst: DJ Spider presents Spiderween 2 at the Wynn nightclub featuring a special video DJ set and a fairy tale land-themed costume contest.
The Dirty Halloween at LAX: Nik Richie of TheDirty.com hosts The Dirty Halloween at LAX, featuring a costume contest with $10,000 in cash and prizes for the best dirty celeb get-up.
Zowie Bowie costume contest at Red Rock: Enjoy a free Zowie Bowie performance beginning at 11 p.m. Guests who whip out the self tanner compete for $1,000 in cash and prizes in the Zowie Bowie look-alike contest. Drink specials include $3 Bud and Bud Light Lime drafts, $6 “Zombie Bowie” cocktails and $2 Jäger shots.
Jwoww at Chateau: Jersey Shore star Jenni “Jwoww” Farley hosts the Pimp ‘n Ho party at Chateau, featuring tunes from Judge Jules.
Yelawolf at Clash: Clash Fridays at Rain presents the Halloween Edition featuring Yelawolf plus residents Dave Fogg and DJ M!keattack.
Superheroes and Villains at Revolution: Revolution Lounge presents a Superheroes and Villains costume contest with a $2,000 prize. Enjoy sounds from DJ Earwaxx.
Avicii at XS: Avicii mans the decks at XS, where you can see those who fell from Heaven at the fallen angels-themed costume party.
Electric Scream at Studio 54: Studio 54’s resident DJ Loczi presents a special Halloween edition of his recurring Electric Dream night. LED screens flash haunting images while DJ Loczi spins from eight feet above the crowd in a full-size coffin. There will be $5,000 in prizes for the most original costumes.
Saturday, October 29:
Hollyween at Studio 54: Holly Madison hosts the 3rd Annual Hollyween at Studio 54. The Peepshow diva and Holly's World star will be joined by castmate Josh Strickland. Madison will emcee a costume contest to find the sexiest partygoer for a $10,000 cash prize, and Strickland will take the stage for a special musical performance.
'80s Halloween bash at Club Nikki: Next Events and Everything '80s Las Vegas Meetup host the 4th Annual Everything '80s Halloween Costume Party at Club Nikki. The local social group consists of people with a common interest in '80s culture and music, and the event features a concert by '80s group Bow Wow Wow best known for the song “I Want Candy.”
Boo Martini Heroes vs. Villains party: Blue Martini transforms into Boo Martini for a special Heroes vs. Villains Halloween party with $5,000 in prizes for the sexiest, scariest and most interesting costumes.
Halloween party at Artifice: Artifice hosts a mid-19th century London-themed Halloween party with performances by Hussle Club, Useless Keys, The Beautiful View and music from DJs Brandy Vinyl and Slade. Enjoy free cocktails from 9 p.m. until midnight, while supplies last.
Bridget Marquardt at Gallery: Girls Next Door star and Playboy model Bridget Marquardt, very appropriately, hosts A Very Sexy Halloween at Gallery Nightclub.
Halloween weekend at Insert Coins: Insert Coins celebrates the holiday all weekend long with a series of costume contests. On Friday, enter a best walking dead costume contest with a $500 prize. On Saturday, whip out the fishnets and corsets for the sexiest costume contest with a $1,000 prize. On Sunday, get with the theme of the venue with a best video game or anime costume contest with a $500 prize, and on Halloween night dress your best for the best overall costume contest with a $500 prize.
Boos and Booze at McFadden's: The Irish pub will warm up with a pregame open bar from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m., priced at $15 for both ladies and gents. The next open bar special runs from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m., priced at $20. Once again, local ladies can enjoy $1 drinks from 10 p.m. to closing. There will be a costume contest with a $1,000 prize.
Rhyme and Rhythm at Revolution: Local band Rhyme and Rhythm, aka RnR, performs at Revolution Lounge. Don your best costumes for the $500 costume contest.
Angel Porrino at Tryst: Peepshow, Absinthe and Holly's World star Angel Porrino hosts the Angels and Devils Costume Party at Tryst.
VooDoo Halloween party: The theme for the evening is cowboys and Indians and there will be a $3,000 cash prize for the most creative costume and $2,000 for the sexiest costume. DJ Silver spins and the event, which also serves as an after-fight party featuring John Hackleman, founder of The Pit, and MMA fighter Ramsey Nijem.
Thriller party at Rí Rá: Rí Rá Las Vegas celebrates Halloween with a Michael Jackson Thriller party. Guests have a chance to show off their skills in an MJ dance contest. During the party, Rí Rá will offer $4 pints of Newcastle and Heineken, $4 zombie shots and $4 dirt pudding. Guests who check in on Foursquare during the event receive a free dirt pudding.
Strip ‘r Treat at Crazy Horse III: Crazy Horse III hosts a Strip ‘r Treat bash with tunes from DJ C-LA. Posh hosts Hollywood Dream Halloween starting at 2 a.m., where clubgoers who come dressed as their celebrity look-alike will vie for a chance to win $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Moksha at The Canyon Club: Celebrate Halloween with local rockers Moksha who host a holiday bash at the Four Queens' Canyon Club along with special guests Planet of the Abts.
Rockstar Halloween at Body English: There's nothing more creepy than a closed down nightclub on Halloween weekend. Body English opens its doors for a special party where guests can enjoy a VIP open bar until midnight, music from DJ Twisted and sexy rockstar go-go dancers.
Scott Disick at Chateau: The Blood Orange Masquerade Ball at Chateau features music from Paul Oakenfold and John Askew, plus reality TV personality Scott Disick as host.
Marilyn Manson at The Bank: Though he looks like he's ready for Halloween 24/7, shock rocker Marilyn Manson hosts a special Halloween weekend party at The Bank at Bellagio.
Snooki at Pure: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Jersey Shore celebrates Halloween at Pure Nightclub with $10,000 in cash and prizes going to the person in the sexiest vixen costume.
'70s Disco Party at Deuce Lounge: Deuce Lounge is taking it back to the '70s with a special disco-themed party for Halloween weekend. Get ready to boogie down to the very best music from the '70s and dress up in your disco gear to receive a complimentary glass of champagne.
Masquerade Ball at Gold Lounge: Gold hosts its first Masquerade Ball featuring a masquerade contest where first place gets $1000, second nets $500 and third place gets a VIP table with a comped bottle. Masks will be given out at the door for any un-masked partygoers. Enjoy sounds from Justin Hoffman.
Player’s Ball at LAX: Ice T & Coco from the reality show Ice Loves Coco host the Player’s Ball at LAX Nightclub, featuring $10,000 in cash and prizes for the sexiest seductress.
Flo Rida at Haze: Rapper Flo Rida performs hits like "Low" and "Right Round" at Haze. There will also be a costume contests with $10,000 in cash and prizes going to the sexiest costume and best overall costume.
Fright Night Pub Crawl at Green Valley Ranch: The party begins at 8 p.m. at the Lobby Bar with $1 Ghoulish Jell-O shots and Belvedere & Red Bulls. At 9 p.m., the celebration moves to Quinn’s with $5 Beer Pong and $3 Jäger shots. Drop “Dead” Bar hosts the festivities at 10 p.m. with $4 Jack-O-Lantern shots, Wicked Cherry and Devil’s Bull cocktails. The final stop is Ovation for the Steel Panther Sexiest Costume Party from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. The sexiest outfit will earn $500, second place is $250 in promo chips and third place is a booth and bottle service at an upcoming Steel Panther performance at Green Valley Ranch. The drink special is $5 Red Bull & Belvedere.
Halloween party at Freakin' Frog: Party with the locals this Halloween at Freakin' Frog's Rockin' Halloween Party, featuring music from Oregon's rock and blues band Takilma followed by Vegas' own Kool Sensations.
Tiësto at The Joint Legendary Dutch DJ and producer Tiësto continues his monthly residency at The Joint in the Hard Rock with a special Halloween edition.
The 16th Annual Las Vegas Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball: This year, the party moves to the South Point Arena. Headlining is the dance project of popular rock band Shiny Toy Guns, with a supporting cast of DJs including Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys, Donald Glaude, Darude, DJ Skribble, Scooter & LaVelle, DJ ROB, Huntington & Beej and DJ Bambu. In addition, enjoy the annual parade of erotic and exotic performances, featuring fire breathers and live theatrical performances by the likes of scene veterans Scandalesque, Stryker Vawn and VooDoo Carnivale. Dress your best, or maybe your least, and enjoy the show.
DJ Pauly D at Rain: Pauly D hosts the Night of the Killer Costumes 5 at Rain, featuring a first place prize of $10,000 cash, a second place prize of a one-night stay in a Palms Sky Villa and a third place prize of a $2,000 gift card.
Night of the Killer Costumes at Moon: The Night of the Killer Costumes continues at Moon with a costume contest featuring a first place prize of $10,000 cash, a second place prize of a one-night stay in a Palms Sky Villa and a third place prize of a $2,000 gift card.
Night of the Killer Costumes at Ghostbar: Ghostbar hosts a Night of the Killer Costumes party with a costume contest featuring a first place prize of $5,000 cash, a second place prize of a one-night stay in a Palms Sky Villa and a third place prize of a $1,000 gift card.
Night of the Killer Costumes at Playboy Club: Round out your Night of the Killer Costumes at Playboy Club with a costume contest featuring a first place prize of $5,000 cash, a second place prize of a one-night stay in a Palms Sky Villa and a third place prize of a $1,000 gift card.
Heidi Klum's Annual Halloween Party at Tao: Heidi Klum hosts her famous Annual Halloween Party featuring music from her favorite DJ, ?uestlove from The Roots. The supermodel is known for over the top costumes, so dress to impress.
Sunday, October 30:
Devil’s Night Ball at Crown: The Rio nightclub opens its doors Sunday for a devil-themed Halloween bash. Bottle specials are available, and ladies drink free champagne until midnight. Iconic adult film star (and AVN Hall of Famer) Ron Jeremy hosts.
Haunted Hoedown at PBR Rock Bar: PBR Rock Bar hosts a Haunted Hoedown with a costume bull riding competition. On Sunday night, the top three winners get an open bar tab of $200, $100 and $50, respectively. Return on Halloween for a costume contest sans bull riding challenge. The top three winners will receive a $500 cash prize, a $100 bar tab and a $50 bar tab, respectively.
Deadmau5 at XS: Deadmau5 performs “Unhooked” at XS. With his giant mouse head, the house and electro DJ is already in costume, so the real question is, what are you going to wear?
Circus Sunday All Hallows’ Eve at Rhumbar: Rhumbar at the Mirage is calling all circus freaks for a spooky Circus Sunday All Hallows’ Eve bash. The Strip-side patio will transform into a haunted three-ring circus featuring stilt walkers and contortionists, plus sounds by DJ Larry Lynx.
'80s Halloween party at Cabo Wabo: Time to bust out the zebra print pants and fishnets as Cabo Wabo celebrates Halloween ’80s rocker style. A $200 bar tab will be awarded to the best costume of the night. Guests will also enjoy a fanatical football lineup including $5 touchdown shots, $5 buffalo chicken nachos and buckets of fries, $10 buckets of wings, $20 buckets of beer, as well as the touchdown wheel of deals.
Lavoween with DJ Vice: Lavo presents a special Vampire Vice Sunday edition featuring music from DJ Vice and $10,000 in cash and prizes for the winners of the costume contest.
Soundclash at The Bank: Halloween at The Bank means it’s time for a Soundclash. Electro-house meets hip-hop as rapper Lupe Fiasco and DJ Sky Gellatly bring the noise in a musical showdown. The sexiest costume contest will present the winner with $10,000.
Zombie House at Ghostbar: Ghostbar Sundays presents Zombie House featuring Kevin Brown along with resident DJ Brandon Kent. The best zombie costume gets a $1,500 prize.
Hot and Haunted at Revolution Lounge: Closet Sundays presents a hot and scary costume contest with host and performer Jaymes Vaughn, who performs his new single “Vampire.” Guests can enjoy $5 drinks throughout the night.
Sinners’ Ball at Vanity: Vanity Nightclub presents the Sinners’ Ball at SIN on Sundays. Beauties and beasts are encouraged to don their best costumes and compete for approximately $50,000 in cash and prizes in the following categories: sexiest costume, best celebrity impersonator, scariest costume, WTF costume and the best group costume.
Freakshow at Gipsy: Gipsy Nightclub hosts Freakshow starring Shannel, Kenneth Blake, Coco Vega, Brian Keith, LA Jewel, Coco Montrese, Leila and Ruby Bella Cruz.
Raise the Grave at Diablo's: Just in time for Día de los Muertos, Diablo's brings it upstairs with a Halloween costume fiesta featuring drink specials like $5 Dos Equis and Tecate drafts and Chamucos margaritas.
Monday, October 31:
Dos Equis Masquerade Ball at The Golden Nugget: Dos Equis hosts a Halloween themed Masquerade Ball featuring a line-up of local bands, art installations from Burning Man artists and a journey through the six worlds of the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man’s mysterious masks. Costumed performers will showcase these storied masks by modeling on podiums and walking on stilts above the crowd.
House of Horrors at XS: XS resident DJ Afrojack spins the Halloween masquerade at this Encore nightclub. Celebrities, glitterati, locals and tourists are encouraged to dress in their most horrific wardrobe for the House of Horrors bash.
Ludacris at Haze: Haze is usually closed on Mondays, but will open its doors on Halloween night for a live performance by Ludacris and a $10,000 costume contest. Locals and hotel guests with room keys will get free admission until midnight.
Lil Jon at Surrender: Surrender saves the best for last and offers up $25,000 to the best costumes on Halloween Night. Guests can enjoy Celebrity Apprentice and rapper Lil Jon as he hosts the evening.
Beaux Arts Ball at Studio 54: HIV/AIDS non-profit Golden Rainbow hosts the 45th Annual Beaux Arts Ball at Studio 54, emceed by Chippendales’ James Vaughn, 8 News Now’s Chris Saldana and Zumanity’s Edie the Entertainer. The event will include performers from Studio 54 and cast members from Zumanity, Viva Elvis and Frank Marino’s Divas. The Beaux Arts Ball will award $25,000 in total cash prizes to three guests for their elaborate creations in the categories of most original, sexiest and best drag costume.
Monster Monday at McFadden's: McFadden’s will close out Halloween weekend with a killer drink special. Everyone in costume will receive half off all wells and drafts from 10 p.m. until closing.
Halloween Hotties at The Playground The various venues at the Playground host Halloween Hotties. Posh Boutique Nightclub will open its doors at 2 a.m. for a sexy costume contest with $5,000 in cash and prizes to the winners.