Just a month to go till Amsterdam Spook’s 13th annual Halloween costume party, held at the Felix Meritis on 26 October, and the 4th annual Amsterdam Halloween Festival, on from 25 to 31 October, across the city. We are very bloody excited!
Scarytales Halloween Costume Party
26 October, 22:00-05:00
Felix Meritis Amsterdam
Pre-sale tickets €22
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
Amsterdam Spook’s annual Halloween costume party takes you down the rabbit hole this Halloween with SCARYTALES! Inspired by dark fables, expect an authentic Halloween experience, with sweet treats, incredible décor, an evilicious line-up of Dutch and international artists, theatre troupes, DJs and a fully
costumed, fun crowd. €500 in cash prizes for best costumes.
Scarytales Halloween Costume Party line-up
This Halloween, the ominous Felix Meritis building will be broken up into 4 main areas, each with a different theme, music style and set of artists & performers.
Inviting you for some malice in wonderland, DJs Dead Pigeons and headliner DJ Wannabe A Star spin dirty dance, electro & techno tunes to shake them bones to. HipSick Theatre host a Mad Hatter Tea Party and Scarytales scenes. Specialty Halloween cocktails by the Fabulous Shaker Boys.
A grimm place to party, this haunted forest is inhabited by the likes of Freak du Chique scarytales puppet theatre, trashy electro punk live act Pattern Cutoff, Gorelesque by Suzi Terror and Medusa’s Green Fairy Absinthe Bar. Hosted by & spinning eclectic pop and kitschy dance hits to grind to is DJ Erin Tasmania plus entourage.
Spellbinding happy hour from 22:00-23:00 with free Witches Brew from bubbling cauldron. Fortune Teller and Horror Caricaturist, and DJ Raven (Kill All Hipsters) will spin her web of Halloween classics, indie, dark electro and new wave.
Trick or Treat
A world filled with sweet treats and a few tricks up our sleeve with the Three Little Pigs Butcher Shop, photo and Cinescene booth.
Amsterdam Halloween Festival, 25-31 October
Uncover the dark(er) side of Amsterdam. The 2013 festival programme includes an all-night horror movie marathon, costumed rollerskate, makeup workshops, haunted boat tours, kid’s event and more. For the complete programme, check www.amsterdamhalloweenfestival.com
Show your Scarytales ticket to get discounts at costume & party shops across the city and 30% off entrance to the Amsterdam Dungeon. Check website for details.
ROC student make-up competition: Face-off, Amsterdam style
Halloween is a most primal form of creative expression. So, this Halloween Amsterdam Spook and the ROCvA make-up school have joined creative forces to offer aspiring artists a very unique chance to showcase their talents. Students will compete on the night of Amsterdam Spook’s 13th annual Halloween party to create an original work of makeup art on a selection of crew members, including the hostess and performers. The artists will have just two hours to complete the look. Winners will be chosen during the following week via public voting on the website and Facebook channels.
About Amsterdam Spook
Amsterdam Spook has organised theme parties in Amsterdam since 2000, including a now legendary Halloween bash. Each year, the Halloween costume party is given a new theme. The theme is conjured up somewhere from the depths of a very charged imagination, and then the story begins. Over the period of the year that follows, creative costumes, décor, artists, DJs and performers and a venue are all specially crafted and selected, with the goal of creating an immersive, beyond-the-norm, authentic Halloween experience.
What sets these parties apart from the rest? We’re ALL about Halloween! The costumes are fun, the crowd is awesome and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Curious? Check out the site for past parties!