Party goers have donned their scariest costumes to celebrate Halloween two nights early in everything from bright red, pink, neon and bloody garb to the terrifying and bizarre.
Sydneysiders took advantage of the fine weather to hit the city’s streets for a big night on the town on Saturday night.
Many were in the Halloween spirit with costumes ranging from the traditional skeleton outfits and phantom of the opera influence to Mexican amigos
There was also a mish mash of Geisha girls, Squid Games costumes, Playboy Bunnies, nurses uniforms and angels wings, along with Mexican and Beetlejuice outfits.
Party goers got together at the Enmore theatre on Saturday in colourful outfits
A woman harnessed her inner Joker (pictured) at the Harder Styles United party in Enmore
Some revellers went all out donning Mexican-inspired outfits at an Enmore bus stop
Some got into the darker side of things as revellers dressed up as Geisha Girls took to the streets of Sydney
Squid Game lovers took to the HSU celebration at Enmore, in unsettling garb
One red-dressed party animal had a bloody encounter on the way to a party, donned in a raunchy tight dress, while a group of men donned bumbags and bright-neon clothing.
Others dressed to the nines sporting short dresses in bright pinks and reds, while some wore fairy and Disney-inspired Shego costumes.
Then there were those who dared to bare almost all in risque and raunchy outfits.
One of the biggest events was the HSU party at the Enmore Theatre where Halloween-themed live acts and DJs entertained a sold out crowd. Festivities kicked off at 7.30pm and ended shortly before midnight.
Other Sydneysiders shared snaps of their careful curated costumes and special effects makeup on social media before hitting the town.
Revellers packed venues decked in fake spiderwebs, Jack O’Lanterns and skeletons across the CBD, Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo.
It was the first time in three years Halloween fans haven’t been limited by Covid-19 restrictions and unlike last year, could sing and dance to their hearts’ content.
Some Halloween enthusiasts sported some spooky outfits on the night at the Enmore Theatre
A reveller (pictured, left) dressed as Shego, from Disney’s animated television series Kim Possible, along with friends in short dresses on Bayswater Road in Kings Cross
A trio of ladies posed for the camera, dressing up for the occasion in the Harbour City
Some guys dressed in Beetle Juice get up at a party in Sydney right down to the shoes
A group of gents mates their handy bumbags safely secured as they celebrated the Saturday night celebrations in Sydney
A party goer took it all in at Wooloomooloo on Saturday, sporting a funky contact lens , with a devil-themed outfit
One red-dressed party animal had a bloody encounter on the way to a party, donned in a raunchy tight dress
The corner of Goulburn and Pitt streets in the CBD was the place to be for many revellers who spilled into the streets and partied long into the night.
One festive goer dressed as Shego, from Disney’s animated television series Kim Possible, along with friends in short dresses on Bayswater Road in Kings Cross.
Similar festivities were held in other major cities across the nation.
Halloween celebrations will continue across Australia on Monday, where dressed up children will doorknock their neighbourhood for trick or treating.
Halloween, which is a contraction of All Hallows’ Eve, came from the ancient Celts across Britain and Ireland about 2000 years ago.
Sydney ravers lined up for a good time at the HSU event at the Enmore theatre on Saturday
A fairy-inspired costume caught the attention of a photographer on Saturday at the corner of Goulburn and Pitt Streets outside a Karaoke bar
A nurse had some concerning wounds on Goulburn Street near the Civic Hotel in Sydney
It is celebrated in big style across North America each year, where children don ghost, goblin or supernatural creature costumes and go around different homes in groups asking for sweets – called trick-or-treating.
It is believed to come from a British custom of allowing the poor to beg.
Australians, who tend to have a low-key observance of the pagan festival, will celebrate Halloween on Monday October 31.
Although it is called a holiday, people do not take the day off, while businesses and government departments remain open.