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Night at the museum draws 5,000 partygoers who get in the spirit with great costumes

Night at the museum draws 5,000 partygoers in great costumes

8 Laura Hancock and Etienne Brown at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
Laura Hancock and Etienne Brown at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
18 Elizabeth Sants and Ibraim Santos at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons October 2013
Elizabeth Sants and Ibraim Santos at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Spirits & Skeletons bash. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
15 Rachel Milstein and John Sullivan at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons October 2013
Rachel Milstein and John Sullivan at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Spirits & Skeletons costume party. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
11 NO NAMES at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons October 2013
Bacon 'n eggs and biscuits equal chef-inspired costuming for this foursome. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
3 Kyle and Kayla Suttle at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
Kyle and Kayla Suttle at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
4 Brooke Sidle and Brad Smith at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
Brooke Sidle and Brad Smith at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
2 Garrett Thornton and Abby Thornton at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
Garrett Thornton and Abby Thornton at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Spirits & Skeletons bash. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
10 Ginger West at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
Ginger West at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
6 NO NAMES at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
Little Red Riding Hood and the evil wolf made a fetching combo in the middle of the costumed throng. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
13 Sara Bradbury, from left, Stephanie and Kyle Bradbury, Jamie Shamburger and Alex Du Bois at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons October 2013
Sara Bradbury, from left, Stephanie and Kyle Bradbury, Jamie Shamburger and Alex Du Bois at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
8 Laura Hancock and Etienne Brown at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
18 Elizabeth Sants and Ibraim Santos at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons October 2013
15 Rachel Milstein and John Sullivan at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons October 2013
11 NO NAMES at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons October 2013
3 Kyle and Kayla Suttle at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
4 Brooke Sidle and Brad Smith at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
2 Garrett Thornton and Abby Thornton at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
10 Ginger West at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
6 NO NAMES at HMNS Sprits & Skeletons October 2013
13 Sara Bradbury, from left, Stephanie and Kyle Bradbury, Jamie Shamburger and Alex Du Bois at HMNS Spirits & Skeletons October 2013

What: Houston Museum of Natural Science "Spirits & Skeletons" costume party.

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science.

The 411: The museum's annual Halloween bash drew a record crowd of 5,000 (they had expected 3,500), most of them elaborately costumed. The creepy crush was entertained by DJs Gracie Chavez and Dame Hype and by Molly & the Ringwalds. Four food trucks — Htown Streats, Waffle Bus, Good Dog Hot Dog, Chi'Lantro — keep the revelers well fed. Magician Ben Jackson kept the crowd guessing how he did it.

Who: Lorie and David Soderberg, Abby and Garrett Thornton, Lindsey Graham, Kayla and Kyle Suttle, Ashley and Sean O'Hara, Ian Chan, Danny Chan, Elizabeth Sants, Katie Broussard, Nick Cooney, Brooke Sidle, Brad Smith and David Wallace-Bradley.