The best Halloween events in Berlin, plus some last-minute geek costume ideas

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halloween

If your Facebook feed is overflowing with pictures of undeas or blood-spattered friends and acquaintances then either the Zombie Apocalypse really is on its way (see below) or it’s Halloween… Either way, VentureVillage has got your back.

Here are the top Halloween events in Berlin this evening, plus some awesome last-minute ideas for the geekiest Halloween costumes… Read on after this informative video…

Halloween Pitch Slam

Pitch Slam returns, spookier than ever! After TimeCapsule won the first event held at Yaam back in August, 12 teams will again deliver rapid-fire one-minute pitches in three rounds. The atmospheric former chapel of Theater Kapelle provides a suitably gloomy setting for the competition. In this format, the audience awards the “treat”, deciding the teams’ progression and the eventual winner of the contest. There are even rumors pitches will be delivered in costume…

WHERE Theater Kapelle, Boxhagener Str. 99
HOW MUCH €10 plus booking fee in advance, €15 at the door

OuiShare at Betahaus

Hate dressing up and think facepaint is for kids? Then the OuiShare Drinks at Betahaus might be more your kind of Halloween. With pitches from several collaborative Berlin startups and Collaborative Cities director Maxime Leroy in town to film for a global web documentary, there shouldn’t be a ghastly costume in sight!

WHERE Betahaus, Prinzessinnenstr. 19-20
HOW MUCH Free

width="250"Halloween House of Horror at Wowsville Bar

Spooky drinks and a special Halloween playlist at our favourite rock’n’roll joint in Kreuzberg. Dressing up is compulsory and there is a prize for the best costume…

WHERE Ohlauer Str. 33
HOW MUCH Free

The Infamous White Trash Monster Bash

It’s crammed, it’s noisy, it’s sweaty – White Trash is the perfect location for some Mitte partying. Featuring a host of live music and DJs, both upstairs and down, you can expect the most outrageous monster rock and costumes… same as a usual night really.

WHERE Schönhauser Allee 7
HOW MUCH 5 Euros with costume, 10 without

Das Gift Crystal rainbow pumpkin under the stars FANCY DRESS PARTY

Where else in Berlin could you combine  pumpkin-carving, apple-bobbing, artisan beers and Scottish whiskies with a liberal dose of Psyche and Space Rock? Neukölln’s best Eckkneipe launches into Halloween in style…

WHERE Donaustrasse 119
HOW MUCH Free

Film Quiz Halloween Special

From 8pm, swap startup savvy for a different kind of geeky, and you test your frightastic movie knowledge at Kvartira 62 . Get a team together and get costumed up, with prizes for the quiz and best dressed.

WHERE Ecke Skalitzerstr Wrangelstr/ Lübbener Str.18
HOW MUCH Free

And finally, some last-minute ideas for geek costumes

Don’t fret if you’ve forgotten to get a costume, check out this lot for some last-minute geek inspiration:

Carl Sagan

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 An iPad torso hole

Mars Curiosity Rover

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Awesome parent and kid Transformer

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Ecce homo

ecce homo

YouTube/Facebook/Pinterest etc

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Image credit: Flickr user Plutor