Pay your rent with these RVA Halloween costume contests

by | Oct 25, 2016 | COMMUNITY

It isn’t any secret that the staff over here at RVA Mag is extremely excited for Halloween. Just take a look at our HALLOWEEK events here that are going on all this week through Monday and you’ll see we crave the spooky, scary and of course, the zaney.

It isn’t any secret that the staff over here at RVA Mag is extremely excited for Halloween. Just take a look at our HALLOWEEK events here that are going on all this week through Monday and you’ll see we crave the spooky, scary and of course, the zaney.

RVA has always been big on its October 31 festivities with bar crawls, and masquerades, and other events, but no Halloween event would be complete without a costume contest, and there are more than a few out there this year. So many that, we here at RVA Mag discovered if you managed to nail the right costume and make your way to various contests, you could potentially snag enough cash to pay your rent. And wouldn’t that be the sweetest treat of all this year?

Many bars and restaurants around RVA are giving away anywhere from $100 to $1,000 for the best costume. You could at least pay your whole or part of your rent with any one of these parties we have so kindly listed below for you. Now, get to work on that costume, and don’t be lazy we don’t want to see any hipsters posing as Kurt Cobain or girls wearing lingerie with any pair of animal ears and calling it a costume. Game on and Happy Halloween!

RVA Halloween Costume Contests:

Banditos
Dead Man’s Ball

Saturday, Oct. 29
Two $500 prizes, one at 9 pm, one at midnight

Diversity Richmond
Scary-Oke
Friday, Oct. 28

Costume and karaoke competitions
More than $1,000 total in prizes
$500 cash costume and karaoke winning combo

Balliceaux
1920s Prohibition Party

Saturday, Oct. 29
$30 entry fee, Costume contest with cash prizes

Hofheimer Building
Heaven and Hell Masquerade
Saturday, Oct. 29
Cash prize $100, judging starts at 11 pm
Tickets $20-$30

The Answer Brewpub
Lip Sync Battle Royale: Halloween Edition
Thursday, Oct. 27
$200 grand prize
(Not a costume contest; lip sync competition)

Virginia Comicon
Richmond Raceway Complex
Saturday, Oct. 29 & Sunday, Oct. 30
Two $500 prizes

New York Deli
Halloween Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct. 29
$100 for best costume

Society Social Club and Cha Cha’s Cantina
Hollywood Cemetery: Dead Celebrities Costume Contest

Fri. Oct 28
Costume Contest from 8pm-10pm @ BOTH LOCATIONS!
$250 Grand Prize Winner! 1 selected at EACH BAR!

Society Social Club and Cha Cha’s Cantina
Sat. Oct. 30
A Nightmare on Cary Street Block Party

Costume Contest from 8-10pm. $250 cash prize winner for each bar.

Southern Railway Taphouse
American Horror Story Costume Contest

Sat. Oct. 29
$500 GRAND PRIZE Cash. $20 to enter.

Tobacco Company
Halloween Costume Party

Sat. Oct. 29
First Place: $500, Second Place: $300, Third Place: $200
$10 to enter

Amy David

Amy David

Amy David was the Web Editor for RVAMag.com from May 2015 until September 2018. She covered craft beer, food, music, art and more. She's been a journalist since 2010 and attended Radford University. She enjoys dogs, beer, tacos, and Bob's Burgers references.




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