Scenes from hell in West Hollywood as Halloween comes to town

Reuters
California Published: Nov 01, 2019, 01.09 PM(IST)

Halloween fever grips West Hollywood Photograph:( Reuters )

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One man, spattered in fake blood and carrying an axe, appeared to have his lips sewn together with wire while another was painted head to toe in blue with enormous expandable wings.

Thousands of revellers dressed in terror-inducing costumes and make-up brought frightful scenes to West Hollywood's Santa Monica Boulevard on Thursday night (October 31) for the city's annual Halloween carnival.

One man, spattered in fake blood and carrying an axe, appeared to have his lips sewn together with wire while another was painted head to toe in blue with enormous expandable wings.

Believed to be the largest Halloween carnival in the world, the West Hollywood Halloween party draws thousands to Los Angeles from all over the world in some of the most outrageous and elaborate costumes.

The impeachment efforts against U.S. President Donald Trump were an inspiration for one group of friends who came out in white T-shirts emblazoned with "whistleblower" on them while they blew whistles at a man wearing a Donald Trump mask.

Others wore more traditional Halloween costumes of zombies and witches while one couple sat on a rug in the middle of the carnival dressed as Aladdin and Princess Jasmine.

The West Hollywood Halloween carnival runs the length of Santa Monica Boulevard in the incorporated city of West Hollywood, which rests between Beverly Hills and the Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

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