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North Halsted Parade tweaks its route

By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy

RedEye

11:36 AM CDT, October 19, 2012

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This year's Northalsted Parade will be apocalyptic this year, with a Mayan calendar theme sure to inspire some long overdone cries of YOLO throughout the parade.

It will also feature a new route. The 16th annual parade will begin at 7 p.m. at Waveland and Halsted, coasting south on Halsted to Belmont. The costume contest's signups occur from 4 to 6 p.m. at Circuit, and participants must be signed up in order to participate in the 7 p.m. contest.

Judging this year's competition will be Macray Huff and Katrell Mendenhall from the Style Network's "Chicagolicious." The pair will determine the top three finishers in four categories: Most Original, Scariest, Best Drag and Best Group. The winners will then be determined by an audience vote.

The end of the parade will feature performances by Chicago Spirit Brigade, Environmental Encroachment and Chicago Fire Tribe. More information can be found at northalsted.com.

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