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Raucous Halloween in West Hollywood; wet Halloween in Newport Beach

October 31, 2010 |  9:43 pm

Rosemari Martinez, right, appears in the annual Halloween parade in West Hollywood as Lady Gaga.

Big crowds have converged on West Hollywood for the annual Halloween Carnaval.

Despite all the partying, it appears many participants still have time to Twitter the scene (it's pretty entertaining in itself). This year's event will include a tribute to the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" as well as an attempt to set a world-record "The Time Warp" dance.

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.

Meanwhile, surfers put on their best (waterproof) costumes for Blackie's Classics Longboard Assn. Halloween Surf Costume contest at the Newport Pier. Gary Marshall of Costa Mesa, above, sported a "crazy professor" costume, which won him the scariest costume award.

-- Shelby Grad

Photos: (Top) Rosemari Martinez, right, appears in the annual Halloween parade in West Hollywood as Lady Gaga; Friends walk along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood dressed as characters from "Alice in Wonderland" during the annual West Hollywood Carnaval. Credit: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times (Below) Debby Falese of Huntington Beach does her Marilyn Monroe impression during the Newport Beach surf costume contest. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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Debby Falese of Huntington Beach does her Marilyn Monroe impression during the contest.

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