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  • Trick-or-treaters pose with "Reb" at Town Square on Halloween Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.

    Town Square and The District serve up Halloween delights to trick-or-treaters

    October 31, 2011

    Stretching her tiny fingers out, 2-year-old Makenna Hansen tried catching the fog being generated in the bushes surrounding a giant ghost statue in the center of The District at Green Valley Ranch.

  • Terry Fator's Frankenstein mashes vampire, mummy in poster contest

    Terry Fator’s Frankenstein mashes vampire, mummy in poster contest

    October 31, 2011

    Forget the presidential race. The hottest campaign in Las Vegas this weekend was for the coveted recognition as best Halloween movie poster. The stars of all three posters — featuring Strip celebrities made up for Las Vegas Sun sister publication Las Vegas Magazine's undead issue — were actively soliciting votes on Facebook and Twitter. The winner of the unscientific but fun poll on the Sun's website got the full-page treatment on page 8 of today's paper. And the winner was: Frankenstein and the Bride, starring Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa.

  • The final poster runs in the Las Vegas Sun on Halloween.

    The anatomy of a classic horror movie poster

    October 31, 2011

    How does a Strip entertainer turn into the star of a classic horror movie? With a little bit of photo magic. Pairing top Vegas performers with famous horror film subjects, Las Vegas Magazine has created some classic creepy movie posters. Among those featured are Mirage ventriloquist Terry Fator and his wife, Taylor Makakoa, as Frankenstein and his bride, and Rio headliners Penn and Teller in "The Silent Mummy.”

  • Comedian Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson said he plans to dress up as a woman this Halloween. "Any time I get a chance to dress like a chick, I'm on it," he said.

    Trick-or-treaters with familiar faces

    October 31, 2011

    In a town that indulges in dress and dining, Halloween gives us license to really play with our costumes and endure sugar rushes reminiscent of our days in junior high school. And it’s a holiday that is celebrated by most all of us, including our celebrity neighbors.

  • The Sun's J. Patrick Coolican interviews a Halloween Jesus Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan's Chandelier Bar on the Las Vegas Strip.

    Coolican: Scenes from a Halloween weekend on the Strip

    October 31, 2011

    Saturday night, talking to Jesus. Or at least a guy who looks like Jesus as traditionally depicted: robe, beard, hair, sandals. It's Halloween season and we're at the Cosmopolitan, at the edge of the Chandelier Bar. But who knows, maybe he's chosen this moment and this place to make his return.

  • Blog: The Kats Report

    Of scars and stars: Las Vegas Magazine dresses up Strip entertainers in Halloween ‘undead’ fashion

    Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa sat for six hours to be made up as Frankenstein's monster and the Bride of Frankenstein.

  • Angel Porrino at Studio 54 in MGM Grand on Oct. 30, 2010.

    Halloween: an excuse to really dress up

    October 29, 2011

    If you enjoy watching how people dress up for a night out on the Strip, imagine what happens when they’re given an excuse to go over the top.

  • Attack of the undead celebs! (And how to steal their looks)

    Attack of the undead celebs! (And how to steal their looks)

    October 27, 2011

    This is a magical time of year. Forget sleigh bells, reindeer, mulled anything. The most wonderful holiday doesn’t involve a fat man in a fur-trimmed suit. It’s a day when adults and children shed their own identities in favor of characters with a darker gleam in their eyes, a day when we gorge ourselves on bite-sized candy bars, paint our faces, unabashedly wear glitter and splatter fake blood all over our bodies (and our bathrooms). We might even yell, “Boo!” once or twice—unironically.

  • Pumpkin artists Ray Villafane and Andy Bergholtz pose during a pumpkin-carving exhibition in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. The pumpkins will be displayed at Heidi Klum's Halloween party and other Halloween events at Tao and Lavo.

    Sculptors turn pumpkin carving into eerie art form

    October 26, 2011

    Halloween front porches across America feature some sort of traditional jack-o-lantern: triangle eyes, a toothy grin and maybe a small nose. These aren’t that type of pumpkin. Ray Villafane and Andy Bergholtz spent Wednesday afternoon sculpting pumpkins at the Grand Canal Shoppes.

  • A hand-crafted witch, made up of 60 pounds of chocolate and 30 pounds of fondant, is on display at Jean Philippe Patisserie inside the Bellagio Wed. Oct 19, 2011.

    6-foot chocolate witch takes flight at the Bellagio

    October 20, 2011

    What do you get when you mix 60 pounds of chocolate and 30 pounds of a sugar-icing mix with a little Halloween spirit? In the hands of French pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury, a 6-foot chocolate witch.

  • Cirque makeover makes for a queen revival

    Cirque makeover makes for a queen revival

    October 30, 2008

    Have you ever been to a chef’s house for dinner? Pros in the kitchen are off duty when they get home; the last thing someone who sautés for a living wants to do after work is whip up a stir-fry.