The Northalsted Halloween Parade will take place Wed., Oct. 31, but will feature a big changea new route.
The 16th Annual Parade will step off at 7 p.m. from Waveland and continue south on Halsted to Belmont.
MaCray Huff and Katrell Mendenhall from the Style Network show Chicagolicious will serve as judges for the costume contest. The duo decides the top three finalists in four categories: Most Original, Scariest, Best Drag and Best Group. Participation is fee
All costume participants must register at Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted St., 4-6 p.m. the day of the event. Participants strut their stuff on a catwalk in front of the judges, have their photo taken and are invited to stay for the pre-party before the parade sets off at 7 p.m. To be eligible for the contest, participants MUST register at Circuit. There will be no judging on the route of the parade.
Miss Foozie does the judging honors for the Pet Costume Contest. Owners with pet entries can register their furry friends outside of Circuit at 6 p.m.
At 8 p.m., Miss Foozie will emcee a stage show featuring Chicago Fire Tribe, Environmental Encroachment and the Chicago Spirit Brigade.