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These LA Hotels Will Reward Your Halloween Costume Efforts

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October 17, 2011 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

West Hollywood is raising the bar for this year's Halloween Carnival, with a Project Masquerade contest that will attempt to pre-determine the most outlandish costume designs. Contestant are asked to submit their sketches to West Hollywood's Facebook page by next Monday, and three creative minds will be rewarded with a free night at The London West Hollywood. On the day of the parade, one finalist will be chosen for the $250 grand prize.

Luckily, The London isn't the only hotel getting in on the fancy-dress action. Several other spots around the city are doing it up with costume parties of their own. So whether you're into Oompa-Loompas or dead British people, we're pretty sure you'll find something that appeals. And if none of these options seem scary enough for you, just be thanksful you don't have to attend any parties at the spookiest hotel of them all.

Not to be outdone, the Standard Hollywood is having a little party of their own, though minus the competition. On the Friday before Halloween (Oct 28), the hotel will host a Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves party at the pool, where two live music performances (JJamz and Allah-Las) and two DJ acts (Mickey Madden and Mark Schoenecker) will keep the rag-adorned crowd bopping along.

Of course, we hope the party won't elicit any actual thief-like behavior. That, as poor John Malkovitch knows, would not be cool.

On the night of Halloween, Mondrian Los Angeles's Skybar will kick off a Willy Wonka Halloween Party from 8PM to 2AM. Inside the hotel, a simulated Chocolate Factory will make the whole experience that much more vivid—not to mention a crew of fully costumed staff members. Willy Wonka, Oompa-Loompas and candy-themed waitresses? Sounds like they'll be giving Project Masquerade winners a run for their money! In fact, the whole party is costume-mandatory, so don't even try to show up in your work clothes. Or you'll get thrown into a giant vat of chocolate. To RSVP, email here.

And finally, a party at Avi Brosch's extended-stay concept hotel, Palihouse, is asking people to dress up like dead Brits. The event is co-hosted by Brits in LA, a four-year-old support group and social network for (you guessed it) British ex-pats who reside in LA. We're guessing members of the group will be curious to see how Americans interpret the "dead Brits" concept. Seems like a pretty creative party theme: we'd probably go as Mr. Blobby. Additionally, the hotel is offering $350-a-night guest suites, so anyone who books on the day of the parade can get into some prime-time costume watching.

[Photos: Palihouse, Standard Hollywood]

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