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Photos: Halloween goes surfing and parading

Gary Marshall of Costa Mesa sports a “crazy professor” costume, which won him the scariest costume award in the Blackie’s Classics Longboard Assn. Halloween Surf Costume contest at the Newport Pier. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Eric Rankin of Costa Mesa dresses as an alien for the surf costume contest. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Gina Belida, left, is a pirate and Cathy Brunmier is the Cat in The Hat. Brunmier won the best wave award. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Cathy Brunmier of Newport Beach is Cat in The Hat, winning the best wave award at the Newport Pier. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Darcy DeLao of Huntington Beach does a Batman impression in the surf costume contest. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Bridget Arthur of Costa Mesa makes a habit of surfing -- at least during the costume contest at Newport Pier. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Debby Falese of Huntington Beach does her Marilyn Monroe impression during the contest. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
An unidentified surfer dressed as a dalmation was awarded “best wipeout” in the Blackie’s Classics Longboard Assn. contest. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Rosemari Martinez, right, appears in the annual Halloween parade in West Hollywood as Lady Gaga. (Katie Falkenberg / For The Times)
Parade revelers take a break from Halloween festivities to eat dinner during the annual West Hollywood Carnaval. (Katie Falkenberg / For The Times)
Costumed parade participants take a break from Halloween festivities. (Katie Falkenberg / For The Times)
The Halloween crowd watches a paradegoer’s acrobatic dance. (Katie Falkenberg / For The Times)
Friends walk along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood dressed as characters from “Alice in Wonderland” during the annual West Hollywood Carnaval. (Katie Falkenberg / For The Times)
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