This year for Halloween, we made you a map of all of the places to show off your awesome costume—see it below. Kelly O

UPDATE: This post now only includes events happening on Tuesday, October 31, rather than Friday-Tuesday. The numbering has been updated to reflect the change.

There are more than 100 Halloween events happening in Seattle tonight, Tuesday, October 31, some of which are extravagant costume parties. But if you want to party in your costume for cheap, there are plenty of options that won't cost more than $10 and don't require advance planning. We've rounded them all up below, ranging from Troll-o-Ween to trick-or-treating, and from the Triple Door's Monster Mash Halloween Party to the geeky Halloween at The Lab. For more options, check out our complete Halloween calendar.

Bonus: If you're overwhelmed by all of the options below and would prefer to sort through your $10-and-under options based on what's closest to you, you can do that using our handy Google map below!

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1. Halloween Photo Booth
Don't let your meticulous costume go unnoticed in the darkness this Halloween. Instead, stop by Glazer's to have your photo snapped by professionals before heading to your costume party.
(South Lake Union, free)

2. KEXP's Second Annual Halloween Open House
KEXP’s second annual Halloween Open House promises plenty of treats, but no tricks. See crafts from SeattleArtLeague, pose in a photo booth, take a tour of the station, go on a KEXPassport Scavenger Hunt, and enjoy treats and discounts on horror LPs at Light in the Attic record shop. To top it all off, La Marzocco Cafe will be serving a special hot chocolate.
(Seattle Center, free)

3. Troll-o-Ween
The Fremont Troll is frequently held up by travel guides as an icon of Fremont's artsy, underground "quirkiness." Nowadays, expensive condos bear the name of the Volkswagen-clutching cement giant. But if Fremont's changing, the Fremont Arts Council still knows how to throw a hell of a weird party. This Halloween, the Fremont Troll will reach the ripe old age of 27. Help it through its quarter-life crisis by putting on your spookiest getup and galavanting down 36th Avenue during the Haunt of Fremont and Trollogogo.
(Fremont, free)


4. Video DJ Andy
Stop by Changes for a costume contest and some classic Halloween flicks.
(Wallingford, free admission)


5. Chupacabra Alki Halloween Bash
Bring the kids by for treats in the afternoon, then hire a babysitter, dress your scariest, and dance all night. They'll have drink specials and DJ Fred Edison.
(West Seattle, free)

6. Dino's Halloween Dance Party
Be a zombie who loves pizza and slushies at Dino's annual Halloween dance party and amateur hour. Eat, dance, snap photos in a booth, and enjoy "epic recreation."
(Capitol Hill, free)

7. Halloween at Two Doors Down
At this all-day Halloween party, little ones can enjoy candy while adults sip pumpkin beer and cider on draft. (Those who need to hurry home can fill up growlers).
(Central District, free admission)

8. Perihelion Halloween Costume Contest
The winners of this Halloween costume contest are in for cash prizes, so spray some glitter in your hair and do your best work. While you're there, grab some food and beer before heading out to trick-or-treat.
(Beacon Hill, free)

9. Pettirosso Turns Five!
Enjoy $5 drinks at this celebration of the restaurant-cafe-bar-DJ spot Pettirosso, which is marking its fifth year with beats by DJ Mister Sister and a costume party.
(Capitol Hill, free)

10. Pizza and Booos
At this human costume contest, find out which pup won the Barktoberfest competition, drink a special "Blood Moon Rise" cocktail, and enjoy $6 pizza slices.
(Green Lake, free admission)

11. Pumpkin Junction
For a boozy evening of unique and festive booze, taste rotating handles of pumpkin (and yam!) beers, ciders, and meads (like A very Brewing's yam Rumpkin ale and Seattle Cider Company's Pumpkin Spice Cider).
(West Seattle, free)

12. Reuben's Trick or Treat + Photo Booth
If you're in the neighborhood accompanying kiddos on their trick-or-treat, warm up in the taproom with a beer (there will be candy for the little ones), and snap a photo of your costume in the photo booth to win prizes.
(Ballard, free admission)

13. Trick or Meat Halloween Party
Spend your Halloween trick-or-treating for something a little more substantial than candy: meat! The BBQ will be serving fresh "Halloweiners" to anyone (and any dog) in a costume.
(Central District, free)

14. Trick or Treat Wine Tasting
Candy's for babies. Stop at this indie shop/gallery and drink wine and cava and sample grapes and cheese. Browse special bargains on wine. They add, "Best Dressed will win a 4-pack of mini Uno Champagnes!"
(Capitol Hill, free)

15. 101 Cider Halloween
Taste sour cider from LA cider houses 101 Cider, featuring some spooky-colored pours (which occur naturally from charcoal, blue spirulina, and cactus fruit). There will also be a costume contest for humans and dogs.
(Fremont, free admission)

16. Hoppin' Halloween with the Bug Chef and The GrooveTramps
David George Gordon (aka "the Bug Chef") is the author of Eat-a-Bug Cookbook. Join him to dine on insects like ants, grasshoppers, water bugs, centipedes, scorpions, and their kin while washing it down with your drink of choice. Afterward, dance to live music from the GrooveTramps.
(Shoreline, $5)


17. Halloween at The Lab
Make sure your Halloween bubbles, toils, and troubles with a night of mad scientist movies, experimental drink specials, games, and a costume contest. Wear a sci-fi themed costume for bonus points.
(Capitol Hill, free)

18. Seattle Gaymers Halloween Party
This year's party is hosted by Jessica Paradisco, with performances by Lucy Tealheart Paradisco, Fraya Love, and Dutchess Drew Nightshade, with music from l LeGaspi. Watch, dance, and dazzle with your brilliant costume.
(Capitol Hill, $5/$10)

19. Diagon Alley
With the help of his wife and two daughters, Seattle's Jon Chambers has been hard at work constructing a walk-through replica of Diagon Alley, the cobblestoned wizarding hub that snakes behind the Leaky Cauldron pub in Harry Potter, which he completed just in time for Halloween. In an interview with GeekWire, Chambers said: "I was born the day before Halloween, and October is like my power month. So I decided to quit my job and focus on this crazy thing." Stop by the Ballard home to see the magic for yourself.
(Ballard, free)

20. Eastlake Trivia Night
How much do you know about pumpkins, zombies, candy, Halloween costumes, and ghosts? Put your spooky factoids to the test at this All Hallows' trivia night and costume contest.
(Eastlake, $2)


21. Capitol Hill Historical Ghost Tour
Learn about all the ghosts that have been secretly floating around brunch spots on Pike, Pine, and Broadway on this haunted tour of Capitol Hill. Discover the neighborhood's past in the funeral industry and its prohibition history, and hear stories of haunted architecture, shops, and restaurants.
(Capitol Hill, $5)


22. Fright on 44th
Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving just got a whole lot spookier: Tweens, teens, and adults alike can spend Halloween experiencing a creepy version of all the major commercial holidays at this annual haunt.
(Columbia City, free)


23. Admiral District Trick-or-Treating
If you're looking for a safe place to take your kids trick-or-treating, head to West Seattle to pick up treats from local participating businesses.
(West Seattle, free)

24. Bainbridge Island Trick-or-Treat
Winslow Way merchants will be dishing out the sweets to little ones at this safe trick-or-treat.
(Bainbridge Island, free admission)

25. Boo Bash at The Beach
Have a safe night of trick-or-treating at Rainier Beach, where children's book author Jeffrey Lee Cheatham II will read from his book Why is Jane so Mad?.
(Rainier Beach, free)

26. Bothell Trick-or-Treat
Bothell kiddos can knock on the doors of Country Village Shops for this safe trick-or-treat.
(Bothell, free)

27. Candy Palooza
Stop by the Candy Palooza for a free, safe, and non-freezing night of trick-or-treating. There will be free hot dogs, a bouncy house, carnival games, a costume contest, and candy, of course.
(Bellevue, free)

28. Costume Carnival
Kiddos can have their costumes fully appreciated in a well-lit, indoor trick-or-treating space. Check out the museum's “Creepy Crawler Career Day” booths, then dance to a Monster Mash Disco.
(Seattle Center, free/$5)

29. Des Moines Trick-or-Treat
Our neighbors down south can trick-or-treat along Marine View Drive and 7th Avenue South.
(Des Moines, free admission)

30. Edmonds Trick-or-Treat
Kids can trick-or-treat at participating businesses and enter a costume contest with their families. Bring food donations for the Nourishing Network and clothing for Clothes for Kids.
(Edmonds, free)

31. Halloween Boo Bash and Trick-or-Treating
Starting at Ben Bridge Court, kids can trick-or-treat at the mall with Vamprina and other Disney Junior characters.
(North Seattle, free)

32. Halloween Carnival
On Halloween, kids and their families can play carnival games, jump on a bounce house, and trick-or-treat in a safe environment.
(Greenwood, free)

33. Kent Station Halloween
Kids can have a safe and fun trick-or-treat at Kent Station. There will also be costume contest on the stage next to Coldstone Creamery.
(Kent, free admission)

34. Leschi Spooktacular
Enter the spooktacular tent to enjoy hot apple cider, donut holes, and other Halloween goodies before grabbing a map of participating businesses for even more treats.
(Leschi, free)

35. Madison Park Trick-or-Treat
Local vendors between 41st and 43rd Avenue East will be costuming up and handing out treats. If kids need a quick break from candy collecting, the Madison Park Cooperative Preschool is providing a photo booth at 4200 East Madison Street to immortalize their cool costumes.
(Madison Park, free)

36. Magnolia Village Trick or Treat
Kids can run around to participating vendors in Magnolia Village on the most coveted and crazed candy expedition of the year.
(Magnolia, free)

37. Marketplace at Factoria Halloween
Enjoy safe and warm trick-or-treating his Hallows' Eve, replete with music, games, prizes, and candy galore.
(Bellevue, free admission)

38. Metropolitan Market Costume Contest
The only thing more thrilling than ambling through the quality produce section of a classy grocery store is ambling through the quality produce section of a classy grocery store dressed as a goblin. If you're planning on shopping at Metropolitan Market today, wear your Halloween threads and enter a costume contest for the chance to win prizes.
(Various locations, free)

39. P-patch Promenade
Kids can delight in all the candy, glow sticks, and hot apple cider they can handle at this safe trick or treat. And for last minute Jack-O-Lanterns, there will also be a pumpkin carving event at the Northgate Community Center.
(Maple Leaf, free)

40. Queen Anne Halloween
For the spookiest and most sugary night of the year, young ghouls and gobins can trick-or-treat along Queen Anne Avenue North, between McGraw and Galer.
(Queen Anne, free)

41. Redmond Tricks and Treats
For this community trick-or-treat, participating merchants will have balloons in their doorways. Kids can feast on candy, get their faces painted, snap photos of their costumes in a photo booth, and jump on a trampoline. Northwest Harvest will be collecting non-perishable food donations, which are suggested for admission.
(Redmond, free)

42. Snohomish Trick-or-Treat
Kids in costume can stop by participating merchants for trick-or-treating in Snohomish's historic downtown.
(Snohomish, free)

43. Trick-or-Treat in Ballard
Local businesses will be dishing out sweets to costumed little ones along Market Street and Ballard Avenue.
(Ballard, free)

44. Trick-or-Treat in Fremont
Kiddos and their families can head to the Center of the Universe for safe tricks and treats from participating businesses. To be eligible, kids must be dressed in a costume and accompanied by an adult.
(Fremont, free)

45. Trick-or-Treat Kid's Crawl
Kids can creep along the Rainier Historic Corridor to trick-or-treat at participating businesses.
(Columbia City, free)

46. Trick-or-Treating at Wallingford Center
Costumed kids can visit 12 participating businesses to get their fill of treats and take photos in front of spooky backdrops. Family Works will also be collecting canned food for their fall drive, so bring along some donations.
(Wallingford, free)

47. Trunk-or-Treat
Bring the costumed kiddos to Mill Creek for a night of safe trick-or-treating. They promise candy, a photo booth, and spooky decorated cars.
(Mill Creek, free)

48. University Village Trick-or-Treat
Kids and their families can stop by University Village stores and restaurants to trick-or-treat, and guardians can enjoy some treats for grown-ups.
(University District, free)

49. Wedgwood Trick-or-Treat
Bring the youngins to 35th Ave NE for a safe trick-or-treat—participating candy-givers will have orange flyer in their windows.
(Wedgwood, free)


50. ACT TUE: Musical Theater Tuesdays
Belt out your favorite show tunes at this weekly musical theater karaoke night—VJ's will play clips, so no need to woo the pianist into playing your favorite Sondheim song. Happy hour specials til midnight will keep you well-lubricated. For Halloween, the musical selections will get extra creepy.
(Capitol Hill, free)

51. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Removed as they are from the modern moviegoing experience, silent movies possess a special kind of hypnotic otherwordliness—and few are stranger than Robert Wiene's 1919 Expressionist masterwork The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Characters creep and scurry through an demented painted landscape In this tale of a malevolent fairground "doctor" and the unfortunate sleepwalker who murders at his command. Conrad Veidt's haunted eyes struggling open in his emaciated, heavily made-up face is one of the quintessential moments in horror cinema. Don't miss your chance to see this film with a score by Wayne Horvitz, performed live by the Wayne Horvitz Ensemble.
(Columbia City, free)

52. Doom Funk Halloween Party
Get weird on Halloween with one-man circus act Jonny Sonic, and additional live sets by Gramps the Vamp, Actionesse, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, and Filthy FemCorps.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

53. The Good To Die/Seattle Passive Aggressive Halloween Night Rager
Punks like Halloween too, so the crew behind Good To Die Records and the Seattle Passive Aggressive are throwing a weekday rager with live sets from Old Iron, Fucked & Bound, and Pisswand.
(Eastlake, $10)

54. Gus Clark & The Least Of His Problems
Celebrate Halloween in the honky-tonkiest fashion with Gus Clark and his backing band for the evening, the Least Of His Problems.
(Green Lake, free)

55. Hallo-WEEN with Boys Club and The Heebie Jeebies
Groove to the scary sounds of the Heebie Jeebies and Ween tribute band Boys Club (who will be playing the album White Pepper in its entirety) at this creepy and kooky dance party.
(West Seattle, $5)

56. Hallow's Eve Séance
What better way to ring in All Hallows' than with a good old fashioned séance? Join a host of "ghoul-loving, machine-wielding, and noise-making" people for a night of music and dancing (and presumably some spirit-raising). Performers include Animals at Night, Surrealized, Meridian Arc, Tim Held, and User.
(Ballard, $8)

57. Halloween Night Tribute Show with Underworld Scum
Be someone else on Halloween with this tribute night celebrating the dirty rotten punks among us. Misfits cover band Underworld Scum will headline, with Spits tribute group The Swallows, Nirvana cover band Heart Shaped Boxes, and DJ Ruben MZ filling out the lineup.
(Capitol Hill, $8)

58. Haunted Mansion
There are few better ways to spook up your Halloween than by roaming the creaky caverns of a haunted mansion. Arrive at the party ready to shock and awe judges with your costume for the chance to win a $1,000 cash prize.
(Downtown, free)

59. Hoppin' Halloween with the Bug Chef and The GrooveTramps
David George Gordon (aka "the Bug Chef") is the author of Eat-a-Bug Cookbook. Join him to dine on insects like ants, grasshoppers, water bugs, centipedes, scorpions, and their kin while washing it down with your drink of choice. Afterward, dance to live music from the GrooveTramps.
(Shoreline, $5)

60. House of the Dead
Reinvigorate the spirits within Sega's House of the Living Dead with a night of spooky dubs and dark cuts from Smoke, Fleksor, CCL, Decoy, and Space Heater, a set of "live analog acid" from PTYNX, and a costume contest at midnight featuring a special prize and a chance to win drink tickets.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

61. Joe Doria Halloween Special
Joe Doria's funkified organ-centric jazz trio will play Tuesday night like usual except this time it will be the Halloween edition (so, extra spooky), and a celebration of 14 years and counting of this group busting out the jams.
(Wallingford, $5)

62. Monster Mash Halloween Party
Spend your Halloween at the Musicquarium as DJs spin classic spooky cuts and Brian DiJulio and the Love Jacks play some live music in the midst of a costume contest, with a bevy of drink specials.
(Downtown, free)

63. Stop Biting Halloween Party
Stop Biting has been a blazing hive of hiphop activity since June 2004. Every last Tuesday at Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, b-boys and b-girls gather for what has become a major talent magnet in Seattle's hiphop ecology. Head to the back room and marvel as dancers twirl, headspin, giant step, shuffle, glide, spasm, uprock, pop, lock, and commit dozens of other athleticisms while DJs drop nonstop gems to inspire the action. This Tuesday, don a costume and get two bucks off of your cover for this Halloween edition that will feature sets by Zac Hendrix, OCnotes, Eugene Fauntleroy, Suttikeeree, Geoff with a G, absoluteMadman, AC Lewis, Magicsean, Introcut, and additional guests.
(Eastlake, $6/$8)

64. Trinity Halloween Party
If you're going to go all out this Halloween, why not head over to the most legendary club in town for a wild night with a $500 cash prize costume contest? DJs Henski and Catch 24 will be laying down a high energy Vegas club mix in the main room, with $2 Hornitos and Jagermeister shots all night.
(Pioneer Square, free)

65. Worshiprr, Ancient Mariner, Donormaal
On the spookiest night of the year, join Ancient Mariner, Worshiprr, and DoNormaal at this release show for Ancient Mariner and Worshiprr's new albums, Forever // Hotel and #queerabrasion).
(Downtown, $7)


66. 2 Fingers Halloween Bash
Young trick-or-treaters can delight in sweet and savory Halloween goods while enjoying a screening of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Guardians can then drop their kids at home and head on back for drink specials and a costume contest.
(Wedgwood, free)

67. 80s Murder Prom
Jot down some costume notes from your favorite prom-themed horror flicks (fake blood and a tiara are always a safe bet) and grab a date for this 80s night to remember. The theme? Murder.
(Georgetown, free admission)

68. All Hallows Eve Masquerade
Costumes are required at this Halloween masquerade, so cover your face with jewels and feathers and swirl dramatically around the dance floor.
(Queen Anne, free)

69. Amber Costume Party
This costume party presented in partnership with Party Animal and Team Precision includes a costume contest giveaway, tunes from DJ Precision and DJ Famous to inspire your ghoulish dance moves, and food service until late.
(Belltown, $5)

70. Freakshow Halloween at the Backdoor
Let your freak flag fly at this annual Halloween bash, where you can enjoy drink specials from Hendricks Gin and Larceny Bourbon and "get your mouth on the Freak Punsch." Mingle with fellow fun-loving weirdos and enter a costume contest to win a $500 party for you and 15 of your friends at the bar.
(Fremont, free)

71. Halloween at the Maple Bar
The pub will throw a Hallows' Eve bash that will last all day and night, right up to the first day of November. Enjoy spooky cocktails, food specials and discounts, horror movies, and a costume contest.
(Maple Leaf, free)

72. Hula-Ween
Join guest drag host Kyler Archer at this year's Hula-Ween, featuring a costume contest (with a prize of $250), karaoke, and scary drink specials.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

73. Kate's Halloween Night Bash
Stop by Kate's on the most ghoulish night of the year to sing karaoke (hosted by Pat Clark) and enter a costume contest to win prizes.
(Wallingford, free admission)

74. Neon Boo
PBR and Neon Boots present a Halloween party and costume contest with creepy jams by DJ Alex Noble. Guzzle 2$ PBR all night and stick around for prizes at midnight.
(Belltown, free admission)

75. Night of the Living Dead
This "haunted house" features drink specials, visuals by Christian Petersen, creepy music by DJs Wawa and Timmy Taco, and a raffle to win tickets to Mbar's New Year's Eve bash.
(South Lake Union, free admission)

76. Ozzie's Halloween Party
DJ Eric Nelson will be spinning at this costume contest (awarding $500 in cash and prizes to several winners), featuring festive drink specials.
(Queen Anne, free admission)

77. Revolver Halloween Party
Enter a "den of horrors" permeated by tunes from Kave-In Kevin Fitzgerald. Dance, drink, and dress up for a night of ghoulish debauchery. Those in costume "might win a prize."
(Capitol Hill)

78. Scary Movies
Spend your Halloween dancing to Dance Yourself Clean DJs and drinking shots of Ice luge, plus drink specials made with Jack Daniel's, Old Forester, and El Jimador.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)


79. Downtown Dog Lounge Barktoberfest
Doggies will engage in a friendly costume competition for prizes while humans enjoy a beer garden, pet-related vendors, food, free human or canine treats catered every hour, and many other Halloween activities.
(South Lake Union, free admission)

80. Halloween Taco Tuesday & Dog Costume Contest
Nosh on $3 tacos, $2.25 tecates, and sip $7 margaritas all night, plus free candy. Most importantly, dress your pooch in a cute outfit and bring them in for a doggie costume contest. (Human costumes are also welcome.)
(Hillman City, free)

81. Petapoluza's Halloween Doggie Dress Up Pub Crawl
Petapoluza Pet Supply and are teaming up for Fremont's second annual Doggies in Costumes Pub Crawl Halloween Extravaganza, which will include a ton of lovable pups in ridiculous outfits, copious dog treats, and drink specials for everyone who brought a costumed pooch.
(Fremont, free)


82. Dragula Season 2 Viewing Party
Sink your fangs into a handful of popcorn as Lucy Tealheart Paradisco and Stacey Starstruck host the season return of Dragula, "the scariest drag show on television," for free.
(Capitol Hill)

83. Scared Stiff
DJs Derek Pavone and Nervosa will be spinning "dark thumping hard beats" to rattle your bones this Halloween.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

84. Something Wicked This Way Nuns
Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for a delightfully gluttonous All Hallows' Eve party. Come dressed to kill (and impress) and enter a costume contest promising juicy cash prizes.
(Capitol Hill, $10)


85. Halloween Horror Hour
After the trick-or-treaters have stopped snagging all your candy, end the night by hearing horror stories and sipping drinks from Raconteur.
(Rainier Valley, free)

86. Literary Happy Hour's Horror Show
At this Halloween installment of Literary Happy Hour, hear Sarah Galvin, Erin L McCoy, and Kait Heacock freak you out with their horror story readings.
(Capitol Hill, free)


87. Sexy Tricks and Treats Giveaway
Candy may bring you joy in the moment, but a sex toy is forever. At this Halloween sale, take 10 percent off Babeland goods while enjoying some treats and complimentary cocktails. Those who show up in a costume are eligible to enter a raffle to win a gift basket full of sexy prizes.
(Capitol Hill, free)