The Schwartz Media Strategies team knows Miami better than anyone, and there’s no better excuse for this city to show off its colors, creativity and party than Halloween. 2015 has been a memorable year for both news and pop culture, and as always costume sales are reflecting this. Grab one of this year’s best costumes and don’t be the last pumpkin to the party at these Miami venues.
2015’s Top Costumes:
- Donald Trump: Whether you agree with his political beliefs or not, Donald Trump has dominated the headlines for most of this year by throwing his hat in the ring for president. Trump’s iconic hair and mannerisms are being emulated by many in their costumes.
- El Chapo: Internationally infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has captivated the world with his elaborate escape from maximum security prison in July and has been on the run ever since. With the popularity of El Chapo costumes, it looks like authorities are going to have an even harder time capturing the criminal this Halloween season.
- The Pope: A Halloween favorite, this season the popularity of Pope costumes has skyrocketed after his historic visit to the US. Expect to see many Halloween revelers emulating the holy figure.
- Minions: With the popularity of the “Despicable Me” and “Minions” movie franchises, Minion costumes depicting the little yellow creatures are flying off the store shelves. Even the Boston Bruins hockey team is taking part in dressing up as the animated characters.
2015 Top Places to Celebrate:
- Sunset Place: Miami’s littlest trick-or-treaters can come to the Shops at Sunset Place for a family-friendly night filled with candy, games and entertainment at their Halloween Spooktacular. Children of all ages are invited to join together to search Sunset Place for candy, all while in a safe environment.
- Brickell: For a bit more mature fun, Halloween revelers 21 and over can head to Brickell, where annually thousands of people crowd the streets and pour into the bars for fun in to the early hours of the morning.
- CocoWalk: During the day Saturday, trick or treating children are invited to tour Coconut Grove’s CocoWalk for candy. When night begins to set on Coconut Grove, CocoWalk’s courtyard will draw as many as 40,000 partygoers for a night filled with entertainment including a live DJ, costume parties, great food and people watching. With exciting events throughout the night, visitors will stay well past the stroke of midnight to experience CocoWalk’s Howl-O-Ween Extraordinaire unlike any other! The adult Festivities will take place from 8:00pm until 3:00am.
- Lincoln Road: Every type of ghoul and goblin is on parade on Lincoln Road every Halloween night, and this year is no different. As nightfall sets on Halloween, Lincoln Road Mall becomes ground-zero for Miami’s biggest, craziest, and arguably most well-known Halloween celebration. Thousands of local and visiting zombies, vampires, and characters take over the strip and turn the promenade into the most haunted place in the city.