You think Halloween is crazy back home? Wait till you see Halloween Vegas style.
From zombies dancing in the streets to freaky fetish performers on tightropes, here's your rundown of Sin City's top Halloween events of 2012:
Fetish & Fantasy Ball
As one of Travel Channel's “top 10 events in the world” and Maxim's “five events to attend before you die,” this epic carnal bacchanalia features house DJ Bad Boy Bill and freaky performance artists Wildchild World engaging in all manner of Electric Daisy Carnival-style weirdness. Highlights include sexy spandex-clad trapeze acts, fire dancers, psychedelic stilt walkers, a “human petting zoo,” and plenty of leather.
Sat Oct 27 9:30p-4a. The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Road, Paradise. $88-$250 here.
Las Vegas Urban Obstacle Run & Festival
This inaugural event is a costume-themed 5K with a twist: a full-scale urban obstacle course complete with rope climbs, tire crawls, abandoned cars, smoke, and cornfields. Yes, cornfields. The race runs in shifts all day backed by non-stop live music, food, and booze—followed by a group attempt to break Vegas' world record of more than 14,000 people dancing to "Thriller" along Fremont Street.
Sat Oct 27 3-7p. Starts at Fremont Street & Las Vegas Blvd., Downtown. $49 here.
Las Vegas Zombie Walk
Zombies invade the streets as freaked-out tourists gawk at a freaked-up assembly of the undead as they crawl to local bars and casinos by taking over sidewalks and elevated walkways throughout The Strip. Following a brief “feeding time” at PBR Rock Bar, the event culminates in a “celebration of the walking dead” blood-splattered afterparty at New York New York.
Sat Oct 27 7:30-10p. Meet in front of Luxor Las Vegas, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South, The Strip. Free.