Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Carnaval costume fun in West Hollywood...

Is it really all over for another year? Well West Hollywood's 2010 Halloween Costume Carnaval may be over, but here's a chance to enjoy some of the highlights of the amazing night.

Mysterious West Hollywood Madame
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Madame
Yesterday I showcased the comic book, sci-fi and fantasy character costumes of the Carnaval and today it's the best of the rest - the glamourous, the sexy, the camp, the outrageous and the seriously spooky.

Adam and Eve's earthly delights
Adam and Eve West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
Speaking of sexy, this stunning Adam and Eve couple made for a favourite photo opportunity on the evening. If you've got it, you may as well flaunt it.

Pam Ann flight stewardess homage
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Pam Anns 2010
Did I mention funny? I'm not sure if this really was an homage to Aussie comedienne and mock-air hostess Pam Ann, but that's what they made me think of. "Busy, busy, busy".

Lady Gaga or is that Gagas?
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Lady Gaga 2010
Lady Gagas West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
Along with Chilean Miners, blue-skinned Avatar aliens and Mad Hatters, the other super-popular look of the evening was the fame monster herself, Lady Gaga. With lots of Gaga creations to choose from there were a real variety of pop princesses on the prowl, obviously some were more successful than others.

Alice in Wonderland's Red Queen
Red Queen West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
This year I made sure we headed out earlier, around 6.45pm, to catch as many sights from the parade as possible and left at 10.30pm when it became unbearable to walk up and down the overcrowded boulevard.

West Hollywood Cotton Candy
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval candy floss
Constantly on my Angel Quest around the streets of L.A., I was pleased to see a host of heavenly angels (accompanied by their evil counterparts) along Santa Monica Boulevard.

Angels and Demons
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval angel 2010
Deviul and Angel West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
Reaper and Angel West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
In addition to the thousands of people in costumes walking around, 8,239 people also celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and set a new Guinness World Record by dancing the 'Time Warp' together.

Creepy Friends of Dorothy
WEHO Halloween Friends of Dorothy 2010
This year with the Carnaval on a Sunday rather than a Saturday night, I thought it was be quieter. That's the last time I'll make that mistake.

Glamourous courtesans
Courtesan costume West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
To my delight, everyone put on a real show, whether it be in a beautiful gown or a creation of a whole other design.

Goldfinger
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval goldfinger
WEHO Halloween Carnaval characters 2010
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval costumes 2010
The enigmatic and mysterious 'Goldfinger' was a hit, but he was not the only one favouring gold on Sunday evening.

Gold Medal Winners
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Gold medals 2010
I've already had some people contact me about photos they've seen here at Jason in Hollywood, so if you spot yourself drop me a line, or post a comment, and let me know which costumed character you were.

Dragged up in West Hollywood
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Drag 2010
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval drag outfits 2010
West Hollywood Halloween pink lady
Homecoming Queen West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
I was wearing a shop bought costume (although I did invest in a new mask, gloves and boots this year), but I really admire the imagination, creativity and workmanship that goes into the original outfits every year at the Halloween parade.

Elvira Mistress of Darkness
Elvira West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
Even though there were some families, you may have noticed that this festival was more for grown-ups and their chance to kick back and have a ball, whether they wanted to be a clown, big fluffy animal, muppet, superhero or something scarier.

Colourful costumes
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval balloon clownWest Hollywood Halloween Carnaval costumes 2010
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Muppet

El Pollo Loco
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Chick

Thor: The Mighty God of Thunder
and your Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-man
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Thor and Spider-man 2010
If you like superheroes like Thor and Spidey, be sure to check out these comic book costumes from West Hollywood's Halloween Carnaval 2009.

Showboys and Showgirls
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval showboy
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval showgirl
If you want to see more showgirl costumes and scantily clad hunks make sure you check out photos from West Hollywood's Gay Pride Parade celebrations.

Halloween Carnaval beefcake
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval hunks 2010
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Gladiator 2010
By today I'm sure most people will have recovered from the party weekend, but I'm sure some of the more creative souls will already be figuring out what to wear to next year's Carnaval.

Mythical creatures of the night
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval unicornsWest Hollywood Halloween Carnaval cat-bat costume
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval spiderweb
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval skeletons

Hunky Satyrs
Satyrs West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Satyrs 2010
Enjoy this last collection of photos and let me know if you have any favourites. With over 400,000 attendees, there's certainly always more to see at this parade than just pumpkins and cobwebs.

Colourful groups
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval costumes 2010
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval tribal costumes
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval group outfits 2010
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval fierce ladies
Egyptian costumes West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
Fat Ballerinas West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval 2010
I hope you've enjoyed these highlight of this year's Halloween Costume Carnaval, it was my fun third year and I certainly hope it won't be my last...

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