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Men dressed as twins pose for photos along Santa Monica Boulevard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Party-goers prepare for the 2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

From left, Kim Lewis, Richard Nolan, Mike Owens and JoAnn Fleta relax before the 2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A party-goer walks leaves a portable toilet along Santa Monica Boulevard at the 2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Teri Lynn pulls Kenton Faust on a chariot along Santa Monica Boulevard during the 2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Rick Bustamante pretends to be arrested by Sheriff's Department volunteer Jim Gordon as they pose for a photo along Santa Monica Boulevard during the 2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A drag queen walks along Santa Monica Boulevard at the 2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A woman spreads her wings during the festivities at the 2011 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Thousands of people parade in costume along Santa Monica Boulevard for the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Omar Garcia, 27, of Placentia was a frightful sight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

A.G. Jackman, 32, of Anaheim, left exults as her friend Jenna Thompson, 29, of Los Angeles takes her photograph in the West Hollywood sheriff's station after a good Samaritan turned Thompson's purse into the lost and found at the sheriff's station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Dressed as "The 80s," Farren Ray, left, Ashley Taylor, middle, and Kollene Kautto break into dance in the West Hollywood sheriff's station in West Hollywood. They came into the station to use the restroom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

D.J. Johnson, 25, does a few push-ups on the counter in the West Hollywood sheriff's station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

In a groovy costume, Anthony Rotella waits for assistance inside the West Hollywood sheriff's station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Dressed as police officers, Celia Munoz, 21, of Santa Clarita, left, and Shannon Fellows, 34, of Valencia rest their feet at the the West Hollywood sheriff's station after attending the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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