Celebrating Halloween in New York City might sound scary to your wallet, but there's no need to get spooked. The city that never sleeps has scores of Halloween events scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and many are cheaper than you'd think. Here are five places where you can celebrate in costume for under $25.
The Skint newsletter is hosting an adults-only party in Brooklyn Friday night. The "Come As You Are / Express Yourself 80's & 90's Halloween Party" will include a DJ, a haunted photo booth, $8 drink specials and "So. Much. Candy," according to its Facebook page. Best costume wins a prize. Details: $5, 622 Degraw St. in Brooklyn, 10:30 p.m.
Ginny's Supper Club is hosting a "Freaks Come Out at Night" party Saturday night. Featuring DJs Evil Dee and Mr. Walt, both of Da Beatminerz, the shindig will also include a costume contest. Get there early for a live set from ELEW accompanied by a screening of a silent horror film. Details: $15, 310 Lenox Ave. in Manhattan, 9:30 p.m.
Party all night -- and morning -- at the Tower of Terror at the Sky Room, which includes a heated rooftop and an open bar for one hour only. Get your Halloween on with a gorgeous view of the city and plenty of room to dance and drink. Details: $20, 330 W 40th St. in Manhattan, 10 p.m.
The sports bar Proper West is throwing a Wild Wild West party Saturday with great food for you to eat after you've had a few. It's calling itself "the place to be this Halloween," and its menu alone makes it a contender: Dishes includes truffle macaroni and pizza beignets. The event is ages 21 and up. Details: $20, 54 W 39th St. in Manhattan, 11 p.m.
Chocolate and a party? Sign us up -- or just stop by FINE & RAW Saturday to dance, drink and snack on Halloween truffles. The event includes performances by Kylian, DJ Bruno Gervais and DJ Wolfe. "Come as you were always dying to be," its Facebook page teases. Details: $10, 288 Seigel St. in Brooklyn, doors open at 9 p.m.
The New York Botanical Gardens is hosting a Day of the Dead Weekend in honor of its closing Frida Kahlo exhibit. Organizers will show Mexican films, offer face painting and help you make a fiesta mask. Watch out for stilt dancers and skeletons. Details: $25, 2900 Southern Blvd. in the Bronx, through 8 p.m. Sunday.
Looking for something to do in Staten Island? Attend the Haunted Skatepark Halloween Show and see bands like Frank Castle, Paraiso and Enigma Machine. When you're not dancing, check out the photo booth or refreshments. People 18 and up invited. It starts early, so plan ahead. Details: $10, 354 Front St. in Staten Island, 7 p.m.