Photo essay: Halloween celebrations throughout the District

Throughout the month of October, D.C. residents celebrated Halloween at festive events, performances and activities. From a dog costume contest to a Día de los Muertos festival, we documented some of the Halloween festivities going on throughout the city. Here is a glimpse at some highlights from the month:
Decorations at Georgetown Waterfront
Halloween decorations scattered along the Georgetown Waterfront.
Sydney Walsh | Assistant Photo Editor
Pet owners dress up their furry friends last Saturday for prizes at the Howl-o-ween costume contest in Lincoln Park.
Skylar Epstein | Staff Photographer
Union Market
Pumpkin decorations are seen throughout Union Market.
Danielle Towers | Assistant Photo Editor
Día de Los Muertos
Locals celebrate the annual Día de Los Muertos event on the Wharf, filled with dancing, music, beer and skull decorating.
Grace Hromin| Senior Photo Editor
Drag Underground
Drag Underground at Dupont Circle showcases local queens Itty Bitty, Rico Pico, Crystal Edge, Cake and Logan Stone in spooky and glamorous drag.
Joseph Decilos | Photographer
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Forbidden Planet Productions puts on the 26th annual Rocky Horror Picture Show event.
Danielle Towers | Assistant Photo Editor
The Barbie Pool
A Dupont Circle resident on Q Street decorates an ornamental pond in front of their house to acknowledge the coming holiday.
Camille DeSanto | Assistant Photo Editor
Pumpkin Palooza
Alethia Tanner Park hosts an urban pumpkin picking event in NoMa with live music, food, a scavenger hunt and a kids costume competition.
Jordan Yee | Photographer
The White House
The White House lights up orange to celebrate Halloween this year in place of their annual trick-or-treating event, the first time it has not taken place in the last nine years.
Camille DeSanto | Assistant Photo Editor