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Mix and match for Halloween

Planning to attend a spooky party? Here’s the lowdown on what to wear and where you can get it.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2011 15:58 IST
Sanjana Gupta
Sanjana Gupta
Hindustan Times

It’s that time of year when witches, wizards, devils, vampires and trolls creep out of the woodwork and take over the city. This year too, city pubs and restaurants are hosting Halloween themed parties, while retail stores are offering partygoers a wide variety of creepy costumes and accessories to choose from.

“Earlier, Halloween was popular only with foreigners, but now Indians have also caught on,” says Raju Punjabi, owner of Sparkles, Bandra (W). He adds, “The base price of a costume can start from Rs 990 onwards. Although sometimes, people just buy accessories, such as a set of vampire teeth or long nails for Rs 30 and team it up with a black outfit.”

According to Nicole Alvares, manager of Party Hunterz, Bandra (W), Superman, Spider-Man, Batgirl and Robin costumes are the rage this season. She says, “Apart from costumes of witches and vampires, we have many unique props like devil horns, bulbs and bones that look like they are going through your head. These can be mixed and matched, which is why they are very popular during Halloween.”

Trick or treat!

Put on your costume and trick or treat for some great food, tonight from 7 pm onwards.
Where: Hard Rock Café, Worli
Call: 2438 2888

Drink and dance to DJ Akhtar’s music, tonight from 9 pm onwards. Entry: Rs. 1,000 (couples), and Rs. 1500 (stags).
Where: The Velvet Lounge, Renaissance Hotel, Powai
Call: 6692 7577

Spend a spooky night drinking bloody shots, grooving to funky music and taking pictures with mummies and goblins tonight, from 8 pm onwards.
Where: Bonobo, Bandra (W)
Call: 2605 5050

Enjoy the music played by three DJs, tonight at 9 pm.
Where: Marimba Lounge, Andheri (W)
Call: 2673 3333

Drop in at Funkenstein's Monster Mash on October 30, and get an all access pass and three drinks for Rs. 2,000.
Where: Zinc, Lower Parel
Call: 4345 5455

Get a free drink with every two drinks, till October 31.
Where: TGI Friday’s, Lower Parel
Call: 6703 2063

Spend Halloween with DJ AJ, and indulge in premium liquor and starters from 9 pm onwards, on October 31.
Where: Tryst, Lower Parel
Call: 98201 81918

Go tricking and experiment with potent shots and deadly cocktails, till October 31.
Where: Mocha Mojo, Bandra(W)
Call: 2643 3098

Try some ghostly cocktails and bites till November 5.
Where: Elbo Room, Khar West
Call: 2648 3316

First Published: Oct 29, 2011 15:03 IST