Halloween Carnaval, West Hollywood

Tinseltown is built on the belief that bigger is better, be it sound stages, blockbuster hits, or awards show — so, it’s only fitting that Halloween in Hollywood is major. In West Hollywood (aka WeHo) the celebration is huge — as in 500,000 people large — and has the distinction as the biggest street party in the country.

Santa Monica Boulevard is center stage with street vendors and, live bands set up and people spilling into the street, which makes for one heck of a dance party. Less ghoul and more glitz, it shouldn’t surprise you that costumes are taken very seriously here (after all this is a city known for it's special effects) so you'd better bring your costume A-game. As you can guess, we’re in favor of food-inspired costumes (no surprise there), so we've rounded up a few of our favorites to give you some inspiration. 

Tip: Up the hilarity by going as a duo or better yet, a whole food group — coffee and donut, fruit salad, or a bunch of bananas, 20 peels deep.

Donut + Coffee

Donut, DIY at studiodiy.com 

Coffee Cup, $42 at halloweenexpress.com

Bunch of Bananas

Banana, $30 at costumesgalore.net + 20 of your closest friends

Fruit Salad

Pineapple, DIY at studiodiy.com  

Grapes, DIY at ehow.com

Apple, $35 at candyapplecostumes.com 

Croquembouche + Chef

Croquembouche and Chef, DIY at studiodiy.com 

Lox + Bagel

Lox and Bagel, $39 at costumekingdom.com

Two Peas in a Pod

Peas in a Pod, $39 at costumesupercenter.com

Join in the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval.

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Photo by Studio DIY.

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