Fire burn and cauldron bubble! It’s time to worm your way out of the woodwork and into your weirdest and wildest costumes in honour of the spookiest date in the calendar, Halloween! And joy of joys, we are literally cackling in delight that this year the all hallowed day falls on a Saturday!
Here’s your slimy schedule of the most gruesome gigs and hideous hideouts to take your baes for the boo!
Drink, Dance and be Scary!
Club Humble x Animal House
Saturday 31 | The Aberdeen Hotel | Fetch your tickets
We’ll be exorcising our inner animals when Club Humble collides with Animal House at the Aberdeen Hotel. Dance your way around three fully themed stages including the Big Top Party Room, Tide Rap Room or for something more chill the Beer Garden Vibes Stage.
Saturday 31 | Metro City | Grab a slice
Hit this one quick or no CAKE for you. Final tickets have just been released for the biggest hip-hop party of Halloween 20 where the whole venue turns into a haunted house! Multiple stages, big production and three previous sell-out years mean this event is steadily becoming a Perth Halloween institution.
Nightmare on James Street
Saturday 31 | James Street, Northbridge | Enter the nightmare
It’s the night when ghouls and ghosts come out to play and you can too, under the stars and across three stages in the Northbridge Piazza and Northbridge Brewing Co. This year’s Netflix and Kill edition might just be the most inspiring of all themes, come dressed as your favourite scary movie character and be in the running for prizes. There’s also ghoulish face painting, deadly drink specials and heaps of home-grown talent hitting the stages.
Dirty Cabaret: Halloween
Friday 30 | Perth Mess Hall | Take a strange journey
For a fully immersive, all singing, all dancing experience you can’t go past the glamorous Rocky Horror Picture Show experience when Perth Mess Hall becomes the spookiest mansion in town. "Take a step to the right, put your hands on your hips" and get ready to boogie along with this fabulous cast of quirky and kooky characters.
Halloween Fest 2020
Saturday 31 | Gilkisons Dance Studio | Get groovin'
If you still want to get dressed up and dance the night away but aren’t chasing a club vibe, Halloween Fest at Gilkisons is a long-standing tradition. A dance studio that is also a fully licenced bar could be the perfect place to hone your killer dance moves… who’s going to teach us the Monster Mash?
Into the Jungle
Saturday 31 | Henry Summer | Swing your tickets
Follow the beat of the jungle drums all the way to Henry Summer’s premiere Halloween event. Be entranced by fire breathers, samba dancers and even a snake charmer as you explore the wilderness of multiple dancefloors. A guaranteed wild ride.
Curiosities for the Curious
Halloween SFX Workshop
Wednesday 28 | Fitch’s Pharmacy Hay St Mall | Be zombiefied
Prepare to live your best undead life with a zombie themed makeup workshop. Learn pop-art zombie styling or prepare to be a zombie bite victim. There’s also a special offer on the day.
UWA Pantomime Society Presents: Till Death Do Us Party
Thursday 15 | 77 Social | Get involved
For something a bit different this Halloween we’ll be hollering along with the UWA pantomonsters for what is sure to be the most fun event on the calendar. There’ll be costumes, there’ll be props, there’ll definitely be drama. It’s all that and a bag of chips! No seriously, hot chips are included in the ticket price!
Halloween LED Hoop Party
Saturday 31 | King Street Arts Centre | Book your hoop
Get those hips a swinging at this special Halloween LED Hula Hoop party. Think green glowing hula hoops, costumes and classic Halloween tunes. To add to the awesome there’ll be a glitter artist to make you pretty and a legit Guinness World Record breaker to show you the hoops!
Where to Go for Scare-Wear
141 Barrack Street | Pick your character
Get kitted out in anything your mind can imagine at Perth city’s quintessential one stop shop for costumes and accessories. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable at helping you make your dress-up dream a reality.
Murray St Mall | Cute costumes here
Hitting the trick-or-treat trail? Find the perfect costume for your mini-monster at Pottery Barn Kids who are currently offering 50% Halloween costumes until October 19. And don’t forget to check out the Pottery Barn Halloween range of homewares while you’re at it.
Always a treasure trove with plenty to choose from second hand shops are a great place to hunt for inspiring pieces or accessories to pull a costume together. Good Sammy on Murray St, Salvos Store on Barrack St or Vinnies Retro on William Street are our picks of where to start.
Red Dot, Cheep, Target, Woolworths and more
As Halloween becomes more and more popular in Perth, department and variety stores are beginning to stock a whole range of accessories. Browse the special ranges at places like Red Dot and Cheep or even Target and Woolworths.
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- 19 Oct '20