Las Vegas is known around the world as Party Central for Halloween (and just about every other occasion you can think of), so it’s not surprising that Sin City also provides great inspiration when it comes to Halloween costumes!
If you’re like us, you’ve waited until the last minute to choose a Halloween costume, so here are 20 costumes inspired by the greatest city on Earth, Las Vegas.
1. Just as "Jubilee!" never goes out of style, dressing up like a showgirl is always a hit, too. Bonus accessory: 30-pound headpiece.
See Don Arden’s Jubilee! at Bally’s Las Vegas.
2. Our hero, Lucky, the beloved spokes-leprechaun for O'Sheas. Bonus accessory: Pot o' gold.
Visit O’Sheas, center of the beer pong universe.
3. The Blues Brothers, dealertainers at Imperial Palace. Bonus accessory: Aretha Franklin.
Learn more about the Imperial Palace Dealertainers.
4. It's Vegas fixture, Flavor Flav! Bonus accessory: Clock, natch.
No list of Vegas-centric costumes would be complete without Elvis!
5. Elvis or Big Elvis, take your pick. Bonus accessory: Hound dog.
Big Elvis performs at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon.
6. Hail, Caesar! Bonus accessory: Empire.
Don a Caesar costume, and the world is yours. This statue, as well as a bazillion others, can be found at Caesars Palace.
7. Donny Osmond on "Dancing With the Stars." Bonus accessory: Boisterous Italian judge.
Catch Donny & Marie at Flamingo Las Vegas. And speaking of Marie…
8. Try dressing up like Marie's new "Grand Finale Fashion Doll." Bonus accessory: Legions of doll-crazed fans.
See photos of Marie in action at a recent doll signing at Flamingo.
9. Dress up as an Anthony Cools "flyertainer." Bonus accessories: No comment.
The lovely ladies above were last seen distributing flyers for the Anthony Cools show at Paris Las Vegas. Maybe not Vegas icons (yet), but there’s no denying the appeal of the costumes! Learn more.
10. Chippendales dancers! Bonus accessories: Pectorals.
See the Chippendales guys at Rio Las Vegas.
11. Casino dealer. Bonus accessory: Giant wheel.
We love our dealers! Make your own Big Wheel, attach it to your back, and you’ll be the hit of your Halloween party. Francis, above, is one of the friendly, helpful dealers at O’Sheas.
12. World-famous chef. Bonus accessory: Charming French accent.
Guy Savoy is just one of the world-famous chefs you may wish to emulate for Halloween. Find out more about Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace. Another option: Bobby Flay of Mesa Grill, also at Caesars Palace, of course.
13. Garth Brooks! Or at least the Dealertainer playing Garth Brooks at Imperial Palace. Bonus accessory: Sold-out concerts.
Yep, in case you haven’t heard, Garth Brooks is coming out of retirement for a series of concerts in Vegas. Read more.
14. Sleazo the Clown in "Freaks." Bonus accessory: Staple gun.
Everybody loves an evil clown, and the “Freaks” show at O’Sheas had one. (Note: “Freaks” is no longer at O’Sheas. Sigh. Doesn’t mean you can’t still be a freak in Vegas on Halloween!) Why a staple gun? Well, those cards are actually stapled to Sleazo.
15. Slot machine "candle." Bonus accessory: Working lights.
This opens up a whole world of costume possibilities. Choose your favorite casino game, and start the brainstorming! Dice, cards, slot machines, roulette wheels…they’re all fodder for creative costumes.
16. Sushi chef. Bonus accessory: Fugu.
Aki, above, is just one of the city’s amazing sushi masters. He calls Ichiban Restaurant at Bally’s home. More here.
17. Bronze paint, check. Broom, check. Bonus accessory: Ability to remain frozen for, oh, ever.
The popular statue above is at the crossroads of Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s, just as you exit the self-parking garage. Again, once you’re bronze, just hold really, really still.
18. Penn! Bonus accessories: Wit, fingernail polish.
See Penn & Teller live at Rio Las Vegas. Fingernail polish? Yep. Penn keeps one of his fingernails painted red. (The color is Jelly Apple Red by Essie.)
19. That drill guy from "Freaks." Bonus accessory: Aieeeee!
We were so sorry to see “Freaks” go. Magician Dirk Arthur now makes the theater at O’Sheas his home. Find out more.
20. The Vegas sign. Bonus accessory: People taking photos in front of you.
Sure, it might take some doing, but you’ll wow your friends and co-workers if you show up on Halloween as Las Vegas’ renowned “Welcome” sign, currently residing on the south end of the Strip.
That’s it! Twenty Las Vegas Halloween costumes to inspire you to get into the spirit of “All Hallows’ Eve.” Post your Vegas-themed costume ideas in the Comments section.
And have a blast on Halloween. We will!