The best part of Halloween (besides T.P.ing your high school Spanish teacher’s house) is the array of costumes you’ll see on your night out. From Sexy Cop, to Sexy Slice of Pizza, to that one dude who always dresses as a “Free Mammogram.” If you think your spot-on Daenerys Targaryen outfit is the best, consider stopping by these costume contests and win some money, or at least pay off your bar tab.
The multi-purpose bar/concert venue on 121 Center Street has always welcomed the strange and weird with glee. On Saturday, October 26th they welcome the costumed masses with Shipyard specials running all night and a cash prize for the best dressed. Asylum is the perfect place to see a steampunk version of Iron Man or a reinterpretation of a Tim Burton character. Featuring Portland’s favorite funk band, Motor Booty Affair, the Asylum will be a rocking place to get out your Halloween attire and forget that you’re not MegaMan.
Pearl Ultra Night Club
Again, on Saturday the 26th Pearl Ultra will be giving away a 600 dollar grand prize for best costume with no cover charge to get in the doors. With the theme of “Wizard of Oz,” the possibilities of seeing Sexy Dorothy, Sexy Tin-Man or Sexy Legs-Coming-Out-From-A-Fallen-House are too good to be true. Their interior will be unrecognizable to patrons who visit this club frequently and conversely so will the patrons. With the biggest cash prize in town expect the heavy hitting costumers to arrive early and stay late. Pearl Ultra is on Fore Street.
If you lose the contests at the first two places, have no fear. On Halloween Night, Thursday October 31st you can try again at Bull Feeney’s on Fore Street. Featuring the 90’s cover band “Hello, Newman” and all night 3 dollar pumpkinhead pints you’re sure to run into that girl dressed as a twerking Miley Cyrus and that dude who’s dressed as twerking Miley Cyrus. Featuring the coolest prizes in the city; first prize is an overnight stay at the Inn on Peaks Island, second place is an overnight stay at Sugarloaf Inn, and third prize is a shipyard prize pack which will feature a lot of delicious beer.
So get the face paint on dude-going-as-Lady Gaga’s-ARTPOP, now’s your time to shine. With three chances to win and everyone else dressed as their favorite Breaking Bad character, Halloween is sure cook up some fun.