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Check Out Chicago's Most Creative Costumes From 'Arts In The Dark' Halloween Parade

By Emma G. Gallegos in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 23, 2017 9:12PM

Some of the most artistic people in Chicago dressed up in their Halloween best and came out in the streets Saturday night. Arts in the Dark brought together some of the company's most important creative forces and, crucially, their fans for a parade on Columbus Drive.

There were all the usual suspects you might see at a Halloween parade—which is to say a little bit of everything, including zombies performing a very faithful rendition of Thriller:

But there were also Chicago-themed constumes. The city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events encouraged participants to dress up as Anish Kapoor's The Bean, Jaume Plensa's Crown Fountain, Alexander Calder's Flamingo, Jean Dubuffet's Standing Beast or The Picasso.

Performers from Lookingglass Theatre reprised their roles from their recent Alice production, and there were performances from The Actor's Gymnasium, and The Art Institute, too. Also spotted were West Town bikers, folklorico dancers, mulleted neon centaurs and lots of musicians and drummers, including a jazz combo of skeletons: