5 killer costumes to wear at the Waldorf Haunted Hotel party

Oct 20 2016, 4:55 pm

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, goblins and gangstas – the Waldorf Haunted Hotel is set to rattle your insides this Halloween.

The historic venue is opening its doors once again to celebrate its mysterious past with a night full of exciting surprises. The Waldorf Haunted Hotel party will rage all night in five uniquely themed rooms that span three floors of the hotel. Each room has a completely different vibe – and you’ll want to have some killer costumes for each. But how to choose?

We’ve put together some costume ideas for the different rooms in the Haunted Hotel. Make your own version of the idea or just steal it outright. Your costume game is sure to be on point for the night, and you’ll look fly in each room of the Waldorf.

Mad Decent basement party with Swizzymack



Costume: Diplo

For this DJ-hopping room, dye your hair an absurd level of blonde and come as the king of Mad Decent: Diplo. Grab a Hawaiian shirt and a pair of over-ear headphones and you’re set. This room will be run by an member of the Los Angeles-based record – Swizzymack. This basement is about to get real on Halloween.

Going tandem: Get your buddy to join you as Skrillex for some intense DJ action.

Khalifa Hookah Lounge


Wiz Khalifa/Waldorf

Costume: Wiz Khalifa

Fit right in with the players and pimps in a smoke lounge that’s decked out with 10 different flavors of Hookha (and snacks.) Draw on some face tattoos, put on some bling, and you’ll be partying like the Taylor Gang.

Going tandem: Bring your gal pal as Amber Rose and enjoy playing the infamous off-again-on-again couple.

Peligro Tropical TikiBar


Left Shark/Waldorf

Costume: Katy Perry’s Left Shark from the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Join in on the cultural phenomenon that is Left Shark. You’ll not only be the life of the party: you’ll get to show off your terrible dance moves while cozied up in a hilarious costume. When you’re done dancing, sip on a Pina Colada through your razor sharp, but totally non-threatening, set of teeth.

Going tandem: If you’ve got a friend who doesn’t mind taking the back seat, bring them as Katy Perry’s Right Shark.

Hideaway Burlesque Showcase


Harley Quinn/Waldorf

Costume: Harley Quinn

This is the must-do costume of the year for all the ladies out there. Some crazy makeup, booty shorts, and fishnets is all you’ll need to pull off this costume. This one’s sexy and dangerous.

Going tandem: Come with your man as the Joker for added trouble.

The 6ix room



Costume: Drake

We all want the Champagne Papi life – so why not go as Drake? Grab an OVO sweater and channel the catchy dance moves of Toronto’s homeboy. You’ll be sipping on purple drank cocktails and living the high life in no time.

Going tandem: Grab a buddy with a red hat to come as Future.

You’ve got a killer costume – don’t let it go to waste. The Waldorf Haunted House party is going to be way better than waiting around for that North Van party you never got invited to.

Tickets are on sale online – get yours so you can show off your dance moves and costume skills.

haunted house

Party/Waldorf Haunted Hotel

Waldorf Haunted Hotel

When: October 28, 6 pm to 2 am

Where: Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E Hastings Street

Price: $29. Buy tickets online


To enter for your chance to win four All Access Passes & Limo Transportation to Waldorf Haunted Hotel, do at least one of the following:

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