More than any other holiday weekend in Vegas, there is a lot of build up around Halloween. What has partygoers filled with anticipation is that the weekend is not only about where you will be, it’s also about WHAT you will be!
The “where I will be” part is easy for Halloween in Vegas: the 14th Annual Nightmare on 54th Street at Studio 54 at MGM Grand. This will be my second year working the infamous weekend-long party at Studio 54, and I could not be more excited! The nightclub is outdoing itself once again with three nights of outrageous festivities, including DJ Loczi’s “Electric Scream” Friday, Oct. 28, Holly Madison’s 3rd Annual Hollyween with a special performance by Josh Strickland Saturday, Oct. 29 and the 45th Annual Beaux Arts Ball Halloween night, benefitting Golden Rainbow’s fight against HIV/AIDS. Aerialists, wall-walkers, the tempting “Snake Babe” and a show-stopping reenactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” are just a few of the spine-tingling attractions throughout the weekend at Studio 54.
The “what I will be” part is not coming as easy this year. Last year, my co-worker and I were a “crime scene.” I was a cop and she was caution tape (creative, we know), and I’m wondering if I will be able to top that this Halloween. I have read that this year’s costume trends are based off current events and pop culture, such as Charlie Sheen, Angry Birds, Steve Jobs (too soon), vampires, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. I would like to consider myself a little more original than those options, but I’m not sure how I’m going to compete with the costumes I’ve heard around the office. My KDC colleagues are going far and wide this year with Kate Middleton, Cookie Monster, Teen Mom, Spicy and Hot Taco Bell sauce and the precious metal silver. I’m sure I will figure something out before KDC’s secret celebrity guest judges our annual Halloween costume contest, but in the meantime, I’m currently taking suggestions via twitter: @maggie_holmes.