It’s time to get your freak on, and prepare for this year’s gay Halloween in the States. Halloween originated from the belief that October 31 signified the last day of summer, and the beginning of the cold, dark season. This time was often associated with death, and on the eve of October 31, the lines between the living and the dead were often blurred. Ghosts were said to return to earth, and people would wear costumes and light bonfires to ward off their sinister presence.
Today, October 31 marks a night of creepy fun, where party revelers take to the streets in their most gruesome costumes, committing trick or treat and other terrifyingly terrific festivities. From horrific parties to traditional activities, we’ve rounded up the seven deadliest ways to spend Halloween for 2018. So get into your best gay halloween costume, and prepare for a sinful experience this October.
What? Wicked Manors
Where? Wilton Manors
When? October 31
Want to incite envy in your friends this Halloween? You need to get yourself to one of the best gay Halloween Parties in the US, Wicked Manors. It’s old news that Wilton Manors in Fort Lauderdale is a gay hotspot, so of course the city’s October 31 celebrations were going to be impressive. The eerie evening kicks off from 6pm at Wilton Manors’ Pride Center at Equality Park, and will include trick or treat, board games, and plenty of costume fun.
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What? Halloween Alegria
Where? Freq - New York
When? October 28-29
While you may have spent the past year lusting after that guy at your local gym, this October it’s time to shift your lust towards one of the best Halloween parties happening in New York, Halloween Alegria. You’ll simply drool over the party’s line-up of local and international DJs, and the production design is sure to leave you feeling freaky. There’ll also be a competition for the night, where the best gay halloween costumes will be awarded, so get creative and secure first place!
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What? NOLA Gay Halloween
Where? New Orleans
When? October 26-28
On Halloween you’re excused to think that more is more, and you can have plenty of chilling fun - and more - at NOLA Gay Halloween. Each October, New Orleans hosts its gruesomely cool Halloween party in the heart of The French Quarter. You can expect horrific displays on the quarter’s streets, as well as one of the biggest and best gay Halloween parades in the States. Attend NOLA gay Halloween, and you’re sure to feel greedily satisfied this October.
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What? Halloween Street Festival
Where? Santa Monica Boulevard - Los Angeles
When? October 31
Ready to feel out, proud, and fabulous this Halloween? While LA Pride has come and gone, the city’s Halloween Street Festival is the next best thing when it comes to a chillingly cool party. Each year, 500,000+ Halloween enthusiasts take to Santa Monica Boulevard for plenty of creepy antics, making this the world’s largest Halloween party. Just think how proud you’ll feel telling all your friends about the freaky fun you had at this party!
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What? Trick or Treat
Where? Your local neighborhood
When? October 31
While the concept of trick or treat allegedly dates back as far as the Dark Ages, the tradition only gained momentum in the US during the 1950s, when Disney created the cartoon Trick or Treat. Since then, October 31 has marked an evening for Halloween revelers to visit their neighbors chanting trick or treat. This is the night to unveil your gluttonous self, but beware, you’re just as likely to be fooled by a terrible trick from your neighbors, so don’t go out expecting only candy.
What? Oak Lawn Block Party
When? October 27
Okay, we don’t encourage anyone to feel wrath this Halloween, but if you’re going to experience this deadly sin at any point, you’re likely to at Oak Lawn Block Party - but not because of the event itself. Most probably because of all the other gay Halloween revelers who have come out possibly dressed more freakishly than you. After all, this is the biggest Halloween celebration in all of Dallas, so the competition for the best gay halloween costume is fierce. Start preparing your outfit now, and get ready for one terrifyingly good street parade.
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What? Netflix and Chill
Where? Your pad
When? October 31
We know that Halloween is not for everyone, and it’s true that the end of October can get a little chilly in certain parts of the US. So, if you must commit the deadly sin of sloth this Halloween, we recommend doing so with a Netflix and Chill session with your loved one. Scatter some candle-lit pumpkins around the house, grab your own stash of trick-or-treat-inspired candy, and settle into a creepishly thrilling movie to create the perfect Halloween ambiance at home.
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