The annual Northalsted Halloween Parade turned 20 on Oct. 31 this year. Judges Dixie Lynn Cartwright, Miss Foozie, and Trannika Rex hosted the evening on the microphone where contestants won awards for creative costumes such a Hodor from Game of Thrones with an actual door strapped to his back. Stranger Things and the singer Sia were spotted multiple times in the neighborhood. Superheroes are always popular choices along with video game characters such a Pokemon and Super Mario Bros. There was lots of drag of course adding to the Scream, Queen! theme this year.
Police were on hand with barricades set up along the parade route to control the large attendance. Salvation Army handed out hot dogs and hot chocolate at a booth for mobs of people. The judging panel was placed in front of Roscoe's this year for a change with competitors strutting from Belmont to Addison on Halsted Street.
Afterwards many lined up for the bars while city crews cleaned up the surrounding area.
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