Halloweekend 2010 offers quite the payout

Whether your costume is spine-chillingly sexy, wickedly humorous or hellishly scary, there is a giant prop check with your name on it. Here’s our rundown of the Strip’s top costume contests.

Oct. 28

The festivities kick off at Blush with Mingle & Mayhem, a night of naughty networking and a tidy prize for best costume. Inside Wynn. Doors 9 p.m., $30 cover.

Total awards: $3,000 | First place: $1,000

Oct. 29

Delectable devil or arousing angel? Gold will decide in a naughty or nice costume contest. Inside Aria. Doors 10 p.m. $20 men, $10 ladies.

Total awards: $1,000 | First place: $1,000

Oct. 30

Battle for your bite into Rain’s prizes for the funniest, scariest and most shocking costumes. Inside Palms. Doors 11 p.m. $40 cover, local ladies free.

Total awards: $47,000 | First place: $10,000

Oct. 31

944 Las Vegas throws a spine-chilling Lavo-ween soiree, awarding the deadliest costume in the Lavo lair. Inside Palazzo. Doors 10 p.m. $20 cover.

Total awards: $5,000 | First place: $5,000

Nov. 1

Lavish, modern-day mega-speakeasy XS throws a Prohibition-themed party, slipping moolah to best in theme, sexiest and best overall. Inside Encore. Doors 10 p.m. $30 men, $20 ladies.

Total awards: $20,000 | First place: $5,000

Total jackpot: $76,000

Total first place: $22,000

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