Having fun on Halloween has been a challenge since 6th grade, since it’s no longer acceptable to knock on strangers’ doors for candy or show up to your friend’s house dressed as Wednesday Addams, ready to OD on pixie sticks. (Ok, I still totally do that.) NYC’s Halloween parade is cool, but it’s always packed with smelly people, and you have to show up hours early to get a good standing spot. But this year, there are 5 awesome Halloween parties in Brooklyn that will make you think twice before even considering entering Manhattan to see the parade. Get your slutty zombie Miley Cyrus costume ready…
Mister Halloween Night: Waterworld – This show at 12-turn-13 promises to turn the venue into an underwater city, with jellyfish included. Costumes are required, and nautical themes are encouraged.
Costume choice: A Titanic victim.
Muppet Vault: Monsters: Union Hall’s Muppet-filled Monster Mash will include a screening of several singing and dancing monster-related muppet clips. You get a prize if you come dressed as a muppet, and there is also trivia.
Costume of choice: A sexy version of Sweetums, the big, brown muppet. Not that he isn’t sexy already.
Your Favorite Halloween Covers Show by Gigawats at 285 Kent will feature 90′s cover music including the Pixies, New Order, and At the Drive In Tunes. I hope this show is as awesome as the At the Drive In show I went to in 1998, when I got kicked in the face in a mosh pit.
Costume of Choice: Kim and Kelly Deal Siamese twins.
If you simply can’t get enough 90′s jams, My So Called Prom is a 90′s themed Halloween party being hosted at the Bell House. The Bayside Tigers, a 90s Party Band, will be playing grunge and hip hop tunes to sweep you off your feet as you dream of Jordan Catalano.
Costume Choice: You should definitely go as the ghost of Scott Scanlon, the David Silver’s best friend from 90210 who accidentally shot himself.
Sailor Jerry’s Halloween Bash at Passenger Bar is a celebration of B-movies and burlesque. There are also prizes for best costume.
Costume Choice: The obvious choice is to go as Elvira, but I think it would be cool to go as zombie Gypsy Rose Lee, or for an even sexier option, Angela at the end of Sleepaway Camp.