Jason Tenner

Performer in Purple Reign at Tropicana

What was your first time trick-or-treating by yourself like?

I always went with a group of friends and we always made out like bandits!

What was your favorite costume?

Dressing as Prince in 1996—so much so that I still do it.

Favorite candy? Least favorite candy?

Favorite: Snickers. Least favorite: black licorice.

Worst “treat” you ever got?

A carrot.

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

Yup. The old, flaming-paper-bag-of-dog-poop-on-the-porch-ring-the-bell-and-run trick. Shouldn’t have put rabbit food in my bag!

Favorite thing about Halloween?

Seeing how people express themselves and the creative costumes.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

The bat demon form of Dracula from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It was dead on—wow!

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

The Shining, The Uninvited and Seven.

Tell us your best ghost story (real or fake)?

Not really a ghost story, but I am a being from another dimension that has visited this planet many times before. In a way, that makes me a ghost. That scares some people.

Worst costume you’ve ever seen?

A guy walking around in a U-Haul box.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

Being a judge at a no-holds-barred sexy Halloween costume contest. Oh, the snapshots in my mind ...

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

(At) home scaring kids (a little), if not partying on stage with Purple Reign.

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

Performing for the Maxim Magazine Annual Halloween Bash in L.A. Tons of sexy, fun, imaginative costumes.

Carrot Top

Carrot Top

Carrot Top

Comedian at Luxor

What was your first time trick-or-treating by yourself like?

I was 10 months old ... Terrifying.

What was your favorite costume?

Heath Ledger’s The Joker.

Favorite candy? Least favorite candy?

Favorite: Candy corn. Least favorite: Caramels with the cream in the center.

Worst “treat” you ever got?

A garden hose.

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

Every night at the Luxor!

Favorite thing about Halloween?

Summer is over.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

A Carrot Top one.

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

I hate scary movies.

Tell us your best ghost story (real or fake)?

The one with Patrick Swayze and Whoopi Goldberg.

Worst costume you’ve ever seen?

A Carrot Top one—just horrible.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

I went dressed as The Joker. I went through the drive-thru in character. I forgot I was in costume and totally freaked everyone out.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

I stay home, turn the lights off and sprinklers on.

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

Amazing Johnathan’s—can’t really say (why), but trust me!

Terry Fator

Terry Fator

Terry Fator

Performer at The Mirage

What was your first time trick-or-treating by yourself like?

It was really scary; and the odd part, I was 43. The truth is I was about 6 and I went as Robin to my big brother’s Batman and was absolutely amazed that adults would give out free candy to children. Now that I think about it, it’s a weird thing to teach young children isn’t it?

What was your favorite costume?

Assuming you’re not talking about my sex life? I had a cool robot costume that my mom made me when I was 8.

Favorite candy? Least favorite candy?

My favorite candy is Hot Tamales. In my world there is no “least favorite.” Candy is always magical.

Worst “treat” you ever got?

Any time someone gave us fruit or (even worse) toothbrushes. Yes, I’ve actually had crazy adults give a toothbrush in my candy bag! Or as I call them, “dentist wannabes.”

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

Am I under oath? If not, I’m proud to say I never played a trick on anyone.

Favorite thing about Halloween?

I love the feeling of the season changing—the shorter days and the cooler nights. Which in Las Vegas means it plummets down to 95 degrees. The sights of the candy and costumes in the stores makes me feel like a kid again.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

I saw a costume where a guy had a fake head a few feet above his real head and had his head in a box with a baby’s body attached to his neck so it looked like a giant holding a baby with an adult head. Hilarious!

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

I love all the old black-and-white monster movies from Dracula to Frankenstein, and I adore Nightmare Before Christmas.

Tell us your best ghost story (real or fake)?

I actually tried to summon (I know, I’m crazy!) the ghost of Edgar Bergen (a legendary ventriloquist) many years ago using a technique that someone told me about. I had one of those large-headed ceramic dolls of Charlie Chaplin sitting in front of the mirror I was trying to summon Bergen through. I failed, and after I had gone to sleep I was awakened by a loud crack at the mirror. I turned on the light and the head of the Chaplin figure was laying next to the body, broken clean off. I figured my cat had broken it, but I looked down and my cat was sound asleep on the bed next to me. I’ve never dabbled in the occult again.

Worst costume you’ve ever seen?

I can’t think of anything offhand, but I hate when people wear store-bought costumes and win contests. It’s really irritates me.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

A few years ago, several of my employees and my wife and I went to Disneyland’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and we all dressed as members of my show. Angie (my wife) wore a Turtle costume and went as Winston the Impersonating Turtle, my friend went as Duggie my annoying neighbor, my employees went as Vikki the Cougar and Hyphen the fifth Beatle. I had the best costume though … I wore my street clothes and went as Terry Fator.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

I really love to stay home and hand out candy. I adore seeing all the kids and their costumes. It makes me feel young again.

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

I’ve been to many and I love all of them. Halloween has become more for adults than kids these days and seeing full-grown adults dressed in crazy costumes really makes me happy.

Lorena Peril

Hostess of Fantasy at Luxor

What was your first-time trick-or-treating by yourself like?

My parents were always with me when I went trick-or-treating.

What was your favorite costume?

My favorite costume was Madonna.

Favorite candy?

My favorite candy to receive was always Snickers.

Least favorite candy?

Milky Way.

Worst “treat” you ever got?

One year, I got an eraser.

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

Yes, I used to hide behind the bushes and scare the kids. I was 10.

Favorite thing about Halloween?

The best part about Halloween is the candy, of course!

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

My husband dressed as Elsa and I as Olaf.

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

Halloween is definitely the scariest, and my favorite!

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

My best Halloween memory was trick-or-treating with my brother—I miss our childhood memories.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

At home, giving out candy to the kids.

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

The Fantasy Halloween party!

Sean E. Cooper

Comedian in Fantasy at Luxor

What was your first-time trick-or-treating by yourself like?

The first-time trick-or-treating was a lot of fun; my mom even let me keep all of the candy!

What was your favorite costume?

My favorite costume was Spider-Man.

Favorite candy?

My favorite candy was Baby Ruth and PayDay.

Least favorite candy?

My least favorite was a Mars bar.

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

I’ve never played a trick on anyone, but maybe I should start now.

Favorite thing about Halloween?

I like the cold air, candy, parties, dressing up in costumes and people are just happier during Halloween.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

The best costume I’ve ever seen was a couple dressed up as Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

My favorite Halloween/scary movie is Halloween.

Worst costume you’ve ever seen?

The worst costume I’ve ever seen was a man who put on a baseball hat and carried a bat and called himself a baseball player.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

My best Halloween memory was when my friends and I went to two or three different neighborhoods and filled two grocery bags full of candy. We had candy for months!

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

Typically, I go to house parties for Halloween with friends.

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

The best Halloween party was a few years back with the cast of Fantasy—everyone was all together having a good Halloween.

Jen Kramer

Magician at Westgate

What was your favorite costume?

A blue M&M. When I was a kid, my family all dressed up as M&Ms together one year so it brings back fun memories.

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

As a magician, absolutely. Halloween is a great time for magic tricks, especially ones that are Halloween-themed.

Favorite thing about Halloween?

I love the creativity it brings out in people and the sense of community around trick-or-treating and Halloween events.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

Many of my best Halloween memories have involved magic. It’s always a blast doing Halloween shows, and I love seeing the audience in creative costumes and ready to have fun.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

I’ll be doing my show at Westgate on Halloween. Come celebrate with us at 6 p.m. to kick off the night’s festivities!

Matt Goss

Performer at The Mirage

What was your first time trick-or-treating by yourself like?

We didn’t really trick-or-treat by ourselves, we just got in a lot of trouble.

What was your favorite costume?

Growing up in England, we didn’t wear costumes. We just lit fireworks in the streets of London.

Favorite candy? Least favorite candy?

As a Brit we call them “sweets,” but growing up people never gave you sweets, they just called the police because of the fireworks.

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

Every day my family, my team and I play tricks on each other. I did play one monumental trick on a bodyguard named Johnny. All I can say is it involved me calling the head chef of the hotel on tour and asking him to make a chocolate laxative cake. Over 50 people were involved in this particular prank.

Favorite thing about Halloween?

Truthfully, it’s not one of my favorite holidays.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

A Transformer, but the most exciting for me was when I saw a guy dressed as me with a fedora and four blowup dolls dressed as showgirls he attached to broomsticks and called them The Dirty Virgins. (A nod to Goss’ own show at The Mirage)

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

I prefer thrillers like The Sixth Sense. Scary movies are good for dates because it gives you an excuse to get close.

Tell us your best ghost story (real or fake)?

When I was a kid, one night I came in late and went to bed. After about 10 minutes my mum came in to check that I was OK. As she walked closer to me I said, “Hello mum,” but it was dark and she didn’t respond. She got closer and I sat up in my bed. She was about 12 inches from my face when I realized it was not my mum but a spirit with no features. Pretty scary stuff!

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

It’s the same every year: Pretending I’m not home when kids ring the doorbell. I’m kidding! I bought 10 bags of candy last year and nobody knocked on my door. I’m still learning the whole American Halloween thing; I guess you need to leave your lights on? But, I do get a couple of the moms knocking from time to time.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

I like being at home and often organize a poker night with friends. It’s the best late-night joint in town.

Robert Irvine

Celebrity Chef at Tropicana

What was your favorite costume?

Dressing up like The Hulk on Rachael Ray’s show.

Favorite candy? Least favorite candy?

I love Skittles, but I pass on the green ones.

Favorite thing about Halloween?

The joy it brings to adults and children alike. Everyone loves to dress up or celebrate in their own way.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

A group of sisters were dressed up as lobsters. I thought it was funny. I joked about boiling them.

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

The 1931 classic Dracula. Bela Lugosi is the original vampire.

Worst costume you’ve ever seen?

When people just wear a Jason mask or otherwise don’t put any real effort in. Come on—use some creativity.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

Taking my daughters trick-or-treating when they were young.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

The whole Strip is a great scene—people put in a lot of effort on some wild costumes.

Tape Face

Tape Face

Tape Face

Comedian at Harrah’s

What was your first time trick-or-treating by yourself like?

The first time I went out trick-or-treating I got a lot of very strange looks and when I knocked on people’s doors, a lot of them wouldn’t answer. It was also May 15 when I did this so that might have been a factor.

What was your favorite costume?

Mine was the one that had the thing that did the other part and made it look cool.

Favorite candy? Least favorite candy?

Candy Crush would have to be my favorite and “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent would be my least.

Worst “treat” you ever got?

A personal voicemail from comedian Joey Delaware.

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

I’m still playing it and it’s still funny.

Favorite thing about Halloween?

It would have to be the soundtrack. John Carpenter at his finest, in my opinion.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

I saw a tree and it looked just like a tree. It was standing next to some other trees so it was really convincing.

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

Gone With The Wind, as sometimes taking something out of context can just be funny or surreal. Sandwich shop with fish.

Tell us your best ghost story (real or fake)?

“………………………..!!!!!!!!” Spooky, huh?

Worst costume you’ve ever seen?

I saw a tree and it was standing next to the others and this one didn’t even look like a tree. The other trees were much better than this one I saw.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

This one time I dressed up as a tree and half of my friends thought I looked really convincing and the other half thought I looked rubbish.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

I mostly go and hang out at Red Rock where some trees are to blend in with.

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

Mount Charleston 2009 was off-the-chain crazy. That forest knew how to party.

Marie Osmond

Performer at Flamingo

What was your favorite costume?

Dressing as Donny and him dressing as me—we went out trick or treating like that. I must say, he does have better legs than me!

Favorite candy? Least favorite candy?

Favorite: Those ones that fizz and pop in your mouth. Least favorite: There is one that you eat but it’s still in your mouth much later on, it’s like some kind of super glue in your mouth disguised as candy and it’s gross.

Worst “treat” you ever got?

A pack of hot-and-spicy sauce that was disguised as chocolate fudge—my mouth felt like it was on fire for days!

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

I recall when some fans knocked on our door hoping to trick-or-treat Donny. He wasn’t home, so I gave them some of his stuff—a bottle of his favorite aftershave, some old socks, a belt. For them it was a treat, but I guess I kind of tricked Donny. Does that count?

Favorite thing about Halloween?

Taking my grandkids out around the neighborhood and seeing their little faces light up when they get candy.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

I have to be honest—I love the ones my grandkids dress up in.

Donny Osmond

Performer at Flamingo

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

Young Frankenstein

Tell us your best ghost story (real or fake)?

I dreamed I was singing on stage with the scariest ghost at my side. I looked over and realized it was Marie. Wait … that wasn’t a dream.

Worst costume you’ve ever seen?

The Donny Osmond Halloween costume made back in the ’70s. And you think Chucky is scary? Google mine, if you dare.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

I was 5 years old. My brothers made a “Spook Alley” and they needed a guinea pig to test it out. They volunteered me. As I walked through it, the mouse traps on the floor snapped at my feet. I don’t know why that’s a good memory, but it takes me back to a really nice time in my life. I guess I lived a very odd childhood.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

Marie’s house. It scares me out of my mind!

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

My own. I threw a party back in the ’70s for about 30 people—1,000 people showed up.

The Gazillionaire

Master of Ceremonies at Absinthe at Caesars Palace

What was your first time trick-or-treating by yourself like?

I wouldn’t know. I’ve always sent one of my butlers to do it for me. They already look like they are in costume. It was quicker.

What was your favorite costume?

I like to dress up as myself. That way, I’m still me which is awesome and everyone leaves me alone.

Favorite candy? Least favorite candy?

My favorite candy is cash. My least favorite candy is anything that isn’t cash.

Worst “treat” you ever got?

A handshake from Wayne Newton. So wet yet so strong. I was powerless.

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

This one time, I set up my circus tent on the front yard of a major casino property to see how long before they’d notice and pull it down. Seven years later it’s a joke that still makes me laugh every night, seven nights a week actually.

Favorite thing about Halloween?

The look on my butler’s face when my doorbell rings for the thousandth time.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

My Russian body guards as Tweedledee and Tweedledum. It’s what I call them every day, so it was cute.

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

La La Land. Ryan Gosling plays a frightening scarecrow that breaks glass with his singing.

Tell us your best ghost story (real or fake)?

My dad mysteriously disappeared when told me he’d come back after going out for a pack of smokes. Spooky.

Worst costume you’ve ever seen?

Wanda Widdles trying to dress in anything appropriate when she leaves the house.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

Sitting naked in my jacuzzi while my Ukrainian acrobats bobbed for apples.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

I had Caesars build me an executive diamond-encrusted nuclear bunker. It’s underneath my tent with strategically placed periscopes. That’s where I usually take in the normals.

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

Carrot Top’s. For reasons that cannot be printed in this or any publication. He’s one sick ginger.

Matt & Angela Stabile

Producers of the “X” shows and Piff the Magic Dragon

What was your favorite costume?

Our favorite costume would be from a couple years ago: my daughter Tiffany went as “Tiff the Magic Dragon,” Matt went was “Mr. Piffles” and I was “Tooey,” Mr. Piffles understudy.

Favorite candy?

Angela: Reese’s Pieces. Matt: Snickers.

Least favorite candy?

Angela: Twizzlers. Matt: White chocolate anything.

Worst “treat” you ever got?

Angela: Raisins. I hate them. Matt: An apple.

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

We have a plastic alligator on our yacht and put it in the water at dusk. We tricked “X” girl/choreographer Meeka and choreographer/manager Anthony into thinking it was real. They were freaking out!

Favorite thing about Halloween?

Putting up our “graveyard” of “Shows of Vegas Past” which features just that. We have a few tombstones featured of our own with Raack-n-Roll and Men of X.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

Angela: Mark, my brother-in-law, dressed as a showgirl.

Worst costume you’ve ever seen?

Matt: Mark, my brother, dressed as a showgirl.

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

Any Halloween movie that’s based-off of a true story. Amityville Horror, The Conjuring and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Tell us your best ghost story (real or fake)?

Right after Pudgy “The Queen of Tease” died, we were doing lighting in the showroom and the chair slid over about two feet. Nobody was on the stage or even near the chair.

Best Halloween memory (recent or in the past)?

My son, Frank Sidoris’ band played at our annual party. He is now a member of Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

Actual Halloween is always fun to go around our neighborhood with our grandson Collin—door-to-door the old-fashioned way.

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

Ours, of course if we do say so ourselves! All of our shows (go dark) so every “X” girl and staff can attend. It’s always fun to try and outdo ourselves from the years before.

Piff the Magic Dragon

Piff

Piff

Comedian/Magician at Flamingo

What was your favorite costume?

I go naked.

Favorite candy? Least favorite candy?

Favorite: peanut M&Ms. Least favorite: the absence of peanut M&Ms

Ever play a “trick” on anyone? And why?

Nightly at the Flamingo. 8 p.m. Why? Money. For the joy it brings to others.

Favorite thing about Halloween?

It’s the one night I go unnoticed.

Best costume you’ve ever seen?

Mr. Piffles in a shark outfit.

Favorite Halloween/scary movies?

Beverly Hills Chihuahu.

Where do you like to go in Las Vegas to celebrate Halloween?

My amazing producers Matt and Angela Stabile host an annual Halloween party. It’s the best. The best. This statement has nothing to do with my contractual obligations.

What’s the best Halloween party you’ve been to and why?

The line for the buffet at Circus Circus. That party goes all year round.