The Fourth Annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade marched on Fremont Street on Halloween night. Reigned over by “Pin Up” star Claire Sinclair, a long line of inventive and outrageous costumes passed by judges hoping to win prizes for best group costume, best float/art car, best illuminated costume, best baby costume and the most outrageous costume (aka the Dr. Gooey award, named after Dr. Gooey, a local veterinarian who was a passionate participant in Burning Man and was known for some of the most iconic and iconoclastic outfits, and in Las Vegas, that’s saying a lot. She passed away in 2011.)
Costumes were judged on authenticity, originality, humor and detail. In order to be judged, a costume had to be 90 percent homemade. While creativity was a costume prerequisite, nudity was strictly prohibited. The rules of the road for participants were, “Have fun, keep it light, keep it moving.”
In 2011, the Halloween parade attracted more than 12,000 participants and people who came to watch.
For future reference, the parade that celebrates the imaginative lifestyle of Las Vegas and its penchant for partying in the street is open to anyone, any age and it's free.