After years of hosting the Midwest's biggest Halloween party--with over 100,000 coed hooligans regularly getting arrested and trampling on each other--the city of Madison has toned down the event by bringing in corporate sponsors. This year, it might even make money from the event.  Here are some of the costumes students have worn at past Halloween celebrations.

Steve Apps

After years of hosting the Midwest's biggest Halloween party--with over 100,000 coed hooligans regularly getting arrested and trampling on each other--the city of Madison has toned down the event by bringing in corporate sponsors. This year, it might even make money from the event.  Here are some of the costumes students have worn at past Halloween celebrations.

Steve Apps

Haunting Madison

After years of hosting the Midwest's biggest Halloween party--with over 100,000 coed hooligans regularly getting arrested and trampling on each other--the city of Madison has toned down the event by bringing in corporate sponsors. This year, it might even make money from the event.  Here are some of the costumes students have worn at past Halloween celebrations.

Steve Apps

Men dressed as plastic army men at Freakfest 2009 on State Street, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.

MIKE DEVRIES

The swine flu virus H1N1 makes an appearance at Freakfest 2009 on State Street, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.

MIKE DEVRIES

Power Rangers strike a pose at Freakfest 2009 on State Street, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009

MIKE DEVRIES

Participants dressed as Super Mario Brothers at Freakfest 2009 on State Street, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.

MIKE DEVRIES

The grim reaper watches participants past by at Freakfest 2009 on State Street, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009.

MIKE DEVRIES

A superhero cited for an open container handcuffed by sheriffs, 2007

Taunting the cops on State Street, 2005

MIKE DEVRIES

A mob chants around a bonfire on State Street, 2004

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An officer spoils SpongeBob's fun, 2004

john maniaci

A fire-walker shows off his tricks before police fire pepper spray, 2004

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