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.
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]