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El Mariachi Tequila Bar is proud to be the official host of Chicago Costume’s 7th annual Halloween Fashion Show. The show will take place on El Mariachi’s heated patio and will feature Day of the Dead themed costumes, body paint designs and more.



Chicago Costume is the city’s go-to spot for this year’s best Halloween costumes with five seasonal locations and two year-round locations. Managers Courtland and Erin Hickey have put together an array of costumes for their 7th consecutive fashion show, which will showcase the season’s trendiest costume wear. “We are thrilled to have this year’s show at El Mariachi Tequila Bar,” said Hickey. “This year’s costumes will be Mucho Caliente!”


The evening’s event will be held from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on El Mariachi’s patio with Halloween inspired Don Julio cocktails to offer to guests. The event will be free upon entrance and there will be a cash bar throughout the night with $5 Margaritas.


WHEN:    Wednesday, October 22, 7 p.m. –                       10 p.m. 


COST:      General admission is                                         complimentary, there will be a cash bar and $5 Margaritas



3906 N. Broadway St.

Chicago, IL 60613


About Chicago Costume:

Chicago Costume, has been outfitting Chicago in brilliant costumes since 1976, and can fully customize any costume from a one-person performance to an entire corporate event. The staff can e-mail photos of the available rental costumes and help customize a wardrobe for any event or party ( Special arrangements can be made to meet quick turnaround requests, and wide a variety of sizes are available. Contact (773) 528-1264 for questions, rentals or to find the nearest location, with six additional seasonal locations coming in October. Online shopping and photos of their costumes available at All store locations will have extended business hours throughout October.

Chicago Costume Year Round Locations:

1120 West Fullerton

4247 West Montrose


Chicago Costume Seasonal Locations:

3641 N. Halsted

1348 N. Milwaukee

5123 N. Clark

1338 S. Halsted

2300 N. Clybourn


About Mariachi Group:

Mariachi Hospitality Group has evolved from what began as a 10-table restaurant in East Lakeview in 1996, founded by the family patriarch Antonio Estrada. The family currently owns and operates four unique concepts in the area: Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse, El Mariachi Restaurant and El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill and Tutto Fresco Trattoria. The Estrada family takes pride in their commitment to freshness, evolution, authenticity and, most importantly, family. 


Halloween and architecture lovers are invited to experience the sights, lights and frights of Chicago this fall. Guests aboard the Seadog will discover Chicago’s architecture at nighttime while learning ghostly secrets about the Windy City. Eerie-costumed tour guides will highlight infamous incidents and supernatural occurrences from Chicago’s history, and reveal the haunting stories that plague the famous buildings along the Chicago River. This tour is suitable for all ages.



All prices are per person and do not yet include taxes and other fees. Dates and times are subject to change. Photos and further details are available upon request.  



Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from Sunday, October 5 through Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014. Seadog Haunted Tours run for approximately one hour and depart at 6:15 p.m. from Navy Pier. Additional tours depart at 8:15 p.m. every Saturday in October.



Adults from $34.95*

Children from $18.95*

*Price does not include taxes and feed and is subject to change. 



This fall, Entertainment Cruises offers guests 15% off their Seadog Haunted Tour order, through October 1. Guests can use promo code BLAST15.

Restrictions: Not to be combined with other offers. Certain restrictions apply. Subject to availability. Limit one discount per order.



Walk-ups are welcome; reservations can also be made online at or by calling 888.636.7737.


General Information

Odyssey Cruises, Spirit of Chicago, Mystic Blue Cruises, Seadog Cruises and Elite Cruises are part of Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises.


The Spirit of Chicago, Seadog, and The Odyssey received the Trip Advisor 2014 Excellence Award


The Odyssey received Illinois Meetings + Events magazine’s 2013 readers’ choice Best of Award.


The Spirit of Chicago and The Odyssey received a 2014 Editor’s Choice for Best in Boats from Chicago Traveler.


Entertainment Cruises’ fleet was voted as a “Best of Knot Weddings” for 2012, 2013 and 2014.


The Spirit of Chicago received Chicago Parent’s Best Places to Flirt in the Best Places for Chicago Parents in 2013.


Seadog Cruises received top ratings and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2012 and 2013.


Odyssey was named the “Best Cruise Line in Chicago” by Destination Guide in 2012.


Seadog Extreme was awarded the “Best Kid-Friendly Thrill” by Time Out Chicago KIDS in 2012.


Entertainment Cruises received the Silver Award from NTA’s Courier Magazine in the “Favorite Sightseeing Cruise Line” category in 2012.


Odyssey was named a 2012 Top Rated Restaurant & received a certificate of recognition from


Odyssey was recognized for having a 4 out of 5 stars from Yelp & received the “People Love Us” award in 2012.


The Odyssey was named the Best of Boats/Charters/Cruises by the Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine in 2011 and 2012.


Odyssey was named a “Concierge Favorite” by Concierge Preferred in 2011.


About The Chicago Elite

The Elite is Chicago’s most innovative dining and entertainment experience. The private charter yacht is available as a private event space for parties of up to 150 guests. Featuring two interior salons, an expansive bar and lounge on main deck and a finely appointed dining room on second deck. Top deck features a contemporary roof top style outside lounge with unparalleled waterfront views of Chicago’s award winning skyline and architecture. Chicago Elite offers a completely customizable event on a private yacht for a meeting, wedding or unique gathering. For more information,


About The Odyssey

The Odyssey’s 749-passenger ship, the largest cruise vessel to ply the waters of Lake Michigan, is unrivaled in luxury and recipient of Concierge Favorite and Best of The Knot awards in 2012.  The Odyssey, at 200-ft. long and 55-ft. high, is equipped with three climate controlled decks, an outdoor observation deck, three indoor bars, dance floors, and exceptional skyline views from bow to stern.  Odyssey’s distinguished service and experiences cater to all tastes and senses. For more information,


About Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago’s festive, four-story ship has been creating high-energy fun from beginning to end as it cruises along Chicago’s lakefront. The 192-ft. ship sails year-round and features a vibrant interior of three climate-controlled dining decks with new bars and dance floors and panoramic windows.  For more information,


About Mystic Blue

Featuring a contemporary décor with sleek, silvery-blue interiors, Mystic Blue boasts an outdoor lounge with modern furniture, and three enclosed decks with the largest picture windows of any dinner boat on Lake Michigan. From parties of two to 600, Mystic Blue is the place for cool music, delicious food and drinks, top-notch service and unbeatable views from every table. For more information, visit


About Seadog

One of the most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog has thrilled over 1,000,000 people. Seadog offers three turbo-charged excursions from a 30-minute Speedboat Lake Tour, a 75-minute Lake and River Architectural Tour, and the most horse-powered vessel on the water, a 30-minute Extreme Thrill Ride. Dogs cruise free (based on availability). Seadog operates April – October, weather permitting. For more information,


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This Halloween season, Chicagoans can choose from a variety of costumes, new, one of a kind creations and vintage, perfectly customized for any festivity. From trick-or-treaters to partygoers, Chicago Costume will transform looks from head to toe with costumes, masks, wigs and specialty makeup.

Chicago Costume Store Front


Costume King of Chicago, Courtland Hickey previews the hot costumes for 2014, with years of experience to back him. “This year we have a variety of new costumes coming into play, including, Adults and kids princesses from Frozen, ladies my little pony and care bears, Cosplay Superhero, Pharrell’s hat, Orange is the new Black, and most recently Joan Rivers and Mrs. Doubtfire inspired costumes.”

Chicago Costume prides itself on its huge selection of costumes and accessories for women, men and children. Costumes for purchase range from $20 – $150, while rentals range from $65 – $150 (with an additional $100 refundable deposit). Chicago Costume carries unique costume brands and products not found at any other, including makeup and have an abnormally large selection of masquerade style masks, and deluxe costumes for kids and adults.

Chicago Costume has been outfitting Chicago in brilliant costumes since 1976, and can fully customize any costume from a one-person performance to an entire corporate event. The staff can e-mail photos of the available rental costumes and help customize a wardrobe for any event or party (

Power Ranger CostumeSpecial arrangements can be made to meet quick turnaround requests, and a wide variety of sizes are available. Contact 773.528.1264 for questions, rentals or to find the nearest location, with five additional seasonal locations coming in October. Online shopping and photos of costumes are available at All store locations will have extended business hours throughout October.

Stay tuned for upcoming Chicago Costume happenings this October, including the annual pumpkin-carving contest for kids of all ages and the much-anticipated Fashion Show event.

CHICAGO COSTUME YEAR ROUND LOCATIONS: (full selection of sales and rentals)

1120 W. Fullerton Ave. (773) 528-1264

4727 W. Montrose Ave. (773) 282-1264




Downtown Chicago

Lincoln Park

Wicker Park

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