Halloween in Miami 2009

It's time to play dress up, beg for candy, and masquerade the night away. From creepy scare mazes to ritzy costume parties, there's no shortage of Halloween events in Miami. Stick around to find the best places to find scary and sexy costumes to wear.

Updated: September 29, 2009

Spooky Events

Vizcaya Museum Gift Shop-Cafe

3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129

HALLOWEEN SUNDOWNER 2009: Come in costume--and with your $125 ticket--for the fancy soiree at the palatial estate on Oct. 24 from 8pm to 12am. The soiree's fundraising efforts benefit Vizcaya's renovation and restoration.

Miami Metrozoo

12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177

DR. WILDE'S SCREAMATORIUM: Debuting this year at the zoo is a 7,000-square-foot haunted house. Scenes depict graveyards, menacing butcher shops and zombies. It's all topped with a classic rock soundtrack featuring deceased legends Jimi Hendix and Janis Joplin. Admission is $5 and the walk-through attraction will be open from Oct. 10 through Halloween.

Miami Seaquarium

4400 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

MONSTER SPLASH: The city's only marine life amusement park is kicking things up a notch in 2009, adding carnival rides and a "Buried Alive" haunted house for adults. Those who don't want to brave the spooky walk-through can still enjoy candy stations and themed marine shows. The event runs on Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 30 from 5pm to 11pm, from 7pm until 11pm on Oct. 28-29, and from 5pm until midnight on Halloween itself.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

12450 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177

SPOOKY ADVENTURES: Young train lovers are invited for a ride through Spooky Forest, capped off with rail-related crafts and Halloween storytelling. This family-friendly event promises to be "scary-- but not too scary." It runs from 6pm to 10pm on Oct. 30-Nov 1.

Sexy Costumes

Sunset Place

5701 Sunset Dr # 350, South Miami, FL 33143

One of the largest assortments of masquerading possibilities is this seasonal operator in South Miami's iconic shopping center. Fancy a scary story? This same retail space once housed a Virgin record store and a traveling cadaver exhibit. Both former tenants are frightening.

Miami Twice

6562 SW 40TH St, Miami, FL 33155

It has to be October when the window displays at this classic secondhand shop go from showcasing vintage duds to highlighting sexy costumes. From retro cocktail dresses to sultry villainess outfits, this is the place to hit when throwback panache is more treat than trick.

La Casa De Los Trucos

1349 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

Find costumes for the entire family at this quaint family-owned shop in Little Havana. Even Fido gets in on the festive fun, since a modest assortment of pet costumes are also available. You don't have to speak Spanish to spot the bargains, though it probably doesn't hurt.