Monday, November 2, 2009

The Dynamic Duo bring order to West Hollywood's Carnaval chaos...

"Holy Halloween Batman!"
West Hollywood Carnaval Heroes 2009
What could be more fun than running around West Hollywood dressed as Robin, the Boy Wonder himself, than to have his partner in crime, the Caped Crusader, Batman, at his side.

Marvel heroes team-up with DC Comics crime-fighters
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Heroes 2009
What's more, we even tracked down a few fellow heroes from the worlds of Marvel, DC and beyond the stars to aid us with our crime-fighting efforts (or just to pose for a photo or two).

The Thing, Thor, Psylocke, The Silver Surfer, Iron Fist, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Phoenix welcomed us with open arms and we even stopped to free Princess Leia from the clutches of a dastardly Stormtrooper.

Star Wars costumed characters
Star Wars costumes at West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2009
We started our nightly patrol on the rooftops of WEHO overlooking the Hollywood Hills at an exclusive 'invitation only' costume party (all the better to blend in in our superhero uniforms).

Keeping an eye on suspicious characters
West Hollywood Halloween red-haired troll
The masked ball was hosted by a glamourous Duchess and as you know, the Dynamic Duo always have time to rescue or protect a damsel (or even a Duchess) in distress.

Guarding royalty (well a queen at least)
West Hollywood Halloween Duchess
After we performed our guard duties, we took to the bustling streets and started our journey up the closed Santa Monica Boulevard, from La Cienega Blvd to Doheny Drive.

Justice League heroes
Justice League Heroes at West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2009
Last year was our first time to the annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval and I went undercover as Spider-man and met some of his amazing friends.

Masked vigilante Rorschach from the Watchmen
keeps an eye on the villainous Joker
Rorschach and The Joker at West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2009
This year the Boulevard was rammed and so much busier than in 2008, probably due to the fact it was a Saturday night and it was the perfect evening to be out and about in costume.

West Hollywood heroes
West Hollywood superhero costumes 2009
Amongst the masked vigilantes, ghouls and camera-wielding spectators, we discovered several Batman and Robin impostors, trying to fool the local public into thinking they were the real deal.

Dynamic Duo?
Classic Batman at West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 09

Batmen and Robins
West Hollywood Halloween Dynamic Duos

Batman and Robins?
West Hollywood Halloween 2009 Batman and Robins

Batman sandwich
West Hollywood Halloween Batman Sandwich

Catwoman claws her way into the picture
West Hollywood Batmen and Robins Carnaval 2009
We soon set about changing that perception with some heroic deeds and by fraternising with our friends in the local law enforcement agencies we're used to working with.

Keeping West Hollywood streets safe
West Hollywood Halloween real cop and Robin
When all else failed we resorted to a few well placed BAMS and KER-POWS to see off those pesky imitators.

Battle of the Boy Wonders
Battle of the Robins at West Hollywood Carnaval 2009
Along the way we also made sure to arrest any suspicious wrong-doers and even our arch-nemesis, the sadistic Joker (cunningly disguised as a nurse).

There's no escape for The Joker
West Hollywood Halloween Nurse Joker and Dynamic Duo
With all our foes locked up it was time to head home and hang up the tights for the night.

"Come on Robin, to the Bat Cave! There's not a moment to lose!"

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see more of the fabulous sights from this year's West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval...

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