Naples Halloween Events

Halloween is just around the corner! We wanted to let you all know about the Halloween events coming up soon. Grab your costume and get ready for the spooky fun!

Haunted “Gross” House
October 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 7-11pm
Collier County Fairgrounds

Haunted hay rides, pony rides, games, and food vendors. October 29 has a costume contest and trunk or treat. Tickets are $15 per person for 1 walk through the Haunted “Gross” House.

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Boo at the Zoo
October 21-23 10am-4pm

Boo at the Zoo will be hosted for 3 days this year! Enjoy activities daily from 10am to 4 pm. Guests will enjoy a trick or treat trail, games and education activities, and watch our animals “carve” their pumpkins.
Children in costume will receive FREE admission.

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HalloWine Walk at Mercato
October 27 6-9pm

Event will include:
–Commemorative wine glass
—A drink and a bite at at over 10 establishments
–Red Carpet photos at the registration tent
–Costume Contest, 9pm
–Raffle Drawings & Passport Grand Prize

 Monster Mash at Venetian Village
October 29 1-4pm

Join us at The Village this Halloween for a frightfully good time! Face painting, balloon art pumpkin decorating, complimentary photos, arts and crafts, and trick or treating.

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6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular on 5th
October 31, 2016
4:30-9:30 PM

Join in the fun as 5th Avenue South goes all out for Halloween. This fabulous festival brings kids, teens and adults together for an afternoon and evening of fun, trick or treating, costume contests for all ages and dogs too, live music, a street dance, kids crafts, live animal exhibits, giant movie screen and fun spooky cartoons and movies, and so much more!

Mall-O-Ween at Miromar
October 31 6-8pm

MALL – O – WEEN Monday, October 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Music, karaoke, trick-or-treating and contests. TRUNK – OR – TREAT 6 to 8 p.m. Near the Restaurant Piazza, Lakeside Trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk of specialty cars. Presented by The Cool Cruisers of SWFL. TRICK-OR-TREATING 6 to 8 p.m. Children trick-or-treat at participating stores. While supplies last. CHILDREN’S COSTUME CONTEST (0-12 YEARS) 6:30 p.m. Near Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store PET COSTUME CONTEST 7:30 p.m. Between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store

Halloween costumes you’ll actually feel cool wearing

It’s time to take back Halloween! Stop succumbing to the last minute grab and dash costume run the few days before Halloween. “Oh, I’ll just get whatever.” This is usually turns out not to be a great costume.

Maybe you don’t like dressing up much. Makeup is hard to put on, admit it. And it’s a pain to take off as well. Other costume sets can be quite expensive, who knew an outfit for just one day a year would be close to $100!

But you don’t have to settle for “Joker #2” or “Prison Guy” costumes. You can utilize your wardrobe and a bit of ingenuity to create a costume you’ll be happy with.

Here are some ideas to help spur some inspiration.

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Marty from Back to the Future

Jean jacket, red puffy vest, button down, faded jeans, sneakers. That’s really all you need to pull of the Marty McFly look. It’s effortless! Add in a hoverboard and you’re golden.

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Reservoir Dogs

This one may need a bit of explaining to friends if they’re not familiar with the movie. All you’ll need is a black suit, white button down, and a skinny black tie. Oh and don’t forget the sunglasses.

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Brawny Paper Towel Guy

If you have the hair and flannel shirt, you’ll nail this look. Just carry around the paper towels for added effect.  (Via Brit + Co)

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Ryan Gosling in Drive

You’ll need some driving gloves, fitted pants, and a white jacket. Having hair similar to that of the Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a bonus point.

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Bill Lumbergh in Office Space

Everyone should be able to pinpoint this costume. What’s needed? Suspenders, blue button down with white color, loud tie, and large glasses. Carry the mug around and spout quotes and you’ll win the costume contest!

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The Dude from The Big Lebowski

You can either sport a white shirt and tan robe with pajama bottoms, or switch out the robe for his infamous sweater. You choose, ’cause you’re The Dude. It helps if you have longer hair.

Stylish Halloween Costumes for Men

October means one thing….Halloween! You have almost a month to plan out the perfect costume. But many of us end up leaving the decision to the last minute. You rush to the store and try to find something, only to find everyone else in town is there snatching up the last good costumes. It can be tough to find a last minute outfit for that Halloween party you have been waiting for. So plan ahead to ensure you stand out!

James Bond
The archetype of cool. James Bond is a simple costume, but make sure you get it just right, otherwise you will keep getting asked “So…what are you supposed to be?”.

Patrick Bateman, American Psycho
Christian Bale did an excellent job in this creepy thriller. If you have the hair for the look, you can totally pull this off. Or maybe try for the clear plastic suit and an axe, nobody will question who you are.

The Royal Tenenbaums
Nothing is easier than this costume. All you need is a tan suit, and a headband!

Walter White, Breaking Bad
If you loved the Breaking Bad series as much as I did, you won’t want to be any other character for Halloween than chemistry teacher turned drug pin Walter White. Throw on some glasses, get that goatee looking proper, and have that infamous Heisenberg hat.

Indiana Jones
This explorer’s look isn’t too hard to pull off. Just make sure you have that iconic hat.

Waldo, Where’s Waldo
This is an easy last minute costume you can throw together if you happen to have blue pants and a red and white striped shirt. Throw glasses and a beanie on and you’re good to go.