1732 W. 18th St., 713-864-4485
The Spot is holding a Halloween party with a live band made entirely of lawyers, called Randy Marshall and the Law. The costume contest winner will be awarded a cash prize, so don't forget this Houston bar when Halloween rolls around. The party starts at 9 p.m. No cover.
Union Bar and Lounge
2708 Bagby, 281-974-1916
This cocktail bar in midtown will be holding a party it's calling One Naughty Night Out. It will include a costume competition with a cash prize of $1,000 to the winner, as well as drink specials, a party bar, and plenty of visual entertainment. Getting in is free, and the party will last from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. the next morning.
West Alabama Ice House
1919 W. Alabama, 713-528-6874
The West Alabama Ice House is hosting Nightmare on Alabama Street, a party that promises a costume contest, live music by Human and more than 50 lit pumpkins handcrafted by visitors the night before in a pumpkin-carving contest.
333 S. Jensen Dr., 713-222-1213
The Talento Bilingüe de Houston will be celebrating Día de los Muertos, The Day of the Dead, by showing two fantastic exhibits: "Arbol de la Esperanza/Tree of Hope," a Día de los Muertos altar by Elvira Díaz-Ocampo, which was constructed in recognition of the soldiers in Iraq, and a collection of photographs called Fiesta de Muertos a la Oaxaca, by Mary Helen and Roberto Perez. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Friday. Free.
Costumes and Decorations
Multiple Locations, www.bedrockcity.com
The Lucky 13th annual Halloween sale has finally come. Come in costume October 31 and get fabulous loot at fabulous sale prices. Not brave enough for a costume? It's okay, everyone saves. November 2, 3 and 4.
Five locations, www.bizarrebazaarhouston.com
Your Halloween costume one-stop. Bizarre Bazaar has everything from sexy-cop to teachers-pet costumes, as well as a full line of men's costumes.
Six locations, www.cindies.com
Cindie's sells costumes filled with fantasy and fun.
Danny's Trix & Kix
3400 FM 2920, Spring, 281-353-6618
Danny's offers Halloween costumes and accessories.
9019 Westheimer, 713-953-9393,
Looking for a sexy Halloween outfit? Look no further.
Frankel's Costume Co.
2801 Polk, 713-228-9445,
Costumes, costume accessories, make-up and magic.
If you're looking for a truly unique costume this Halloween, head over to Goodwill, where they're prepared with all kinds of clothing that can be changed to suit your needs. They even provide suggestions on how to make a cheap and attractive costume that will easily rival those that are preassembled. Goodwill gives you a spooky alternative with the added benefit of helping those in need.
1515 Studemont, 713-861-9080
Party Boy offers costumes and
5705 Richmond, 832-251-8400
Pleasure Zone offers costumes of all kinds for men and women alike, as well as anything else you might need for a sensual and sexy Halloween, or a funny Halloween if that's more your speed. There are plus sizes and the most diverse collection in Houston.
The Way We Wore
2602 Waugh Dr., 713-526-8910
The Way We Wore offers a great selection of ready-to-wear and rentable costumes, as well as wigs and vintage clothing for all your Halloween costume needs.
Wear it Again Sam
373 W. 19th St., 713-862-9327
If you're looking for the perfect, one-of-a-kind costume, try this vintage clothing store on for size.
1837 W. Alabama, 713-529-6500
Costumed Halloween visitors will be rewarded with a free "Goodie Candy Bag" anywhere from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Chocolate Bar
1835 W. Alabama,
Stop by in costume anywhere from 10 a.m. to midnight, and you'll receive a free small ice cream from the store "where every hour is happy hour."