Halloween, Wonkabout Style

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happy halloween Everyone’s favorite day to run around half-naked is right around the corner, and as of now it’s supposed to be in the low 50s and raining. Hooray! Have you picked out your slut costume yet? Popular loser costumes this year include Bernie Madoff, Balloon Boy, a Teabagger (unless you somehow go as the non-protesting kind…), or any celebrity that has too many children. Don’t freeze your ass off, and have a “fun but safe” Halloween by doing what we tell you:

  • Costume Contests: The less clothing you wear, the more likely you are to win, is basically how  these contests work. Fur Nightclub is hosting a “Dare to Be Naughty Pre-Halloween Bash” Friday starting at 9PM with a large cash prize for the naughtiest costume, and the Shadow Room is hosting a “Scandalous Halloween Party” starting at 9PM on Saturday. If you prefer to compete with your clothing on, Clarendon Ballroom is also hosting a costume contest — and the winner takes home $200.
  • Bar Parties: Lindy Promotions is hosting a Halloween bash in the Herpes Triangle, which guarantees an interesting evening. A $10 cover gets you specials at participating bars, but don’t expect to be bar hopping– this is a well attend, crowded event. You can also party with the Georgetown elite at the Late Night Shots Halloween party, if you plan on going as a douchebag that is, or do Halloween with the gays at Town Danceboutique.
  • Haunted Tours: The Museum of Crime and Punishment is hosting Fright At The Museum: Dead Man Walking. This event is for those who actually are actually scared of zombies, not those who think that Zombieland deserves to win an Oscar.
  • Scary movies: AFI has a movie series for every occasion, and they are screening, An American Werewolf in London, Shaun of the Dead, The Howling and other Halloween themed movies this week.
  • PG Fun: As long as no one mistakes you for a child molester, you’re never, ever too old to trick or treat.  Where to get the best candy in DC?  Check out the Embassies.

About the author

Arielle Fleisher is the Wonkabout. She roams D.C. seeking tasty foods, cheap drinks, whole-pig BBQs, think tank events, street fairs and other local horrors.

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  • Mr Blifil

    Half-naked? Oops.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    I would love to go as Jumpin’ Joe Lieberman, except that I’d have to smear myself with dog shit, wrap myself in plastic, and set myself on fire. Other than that, it’s the perfect costume!

  • chascates

    Just put on a blue suit with flag pin, red tie and a white shirt and go as a Republican. That’s the most frightening thing there is.

  • teebob2000

    Well, if this wasn’t so close to the reality, it might be a fun idea…