This past weekend, excited groups of all ages didn't waste any time getting into the Halloween spirit after the sun set at Descanso Gardens. For its second year in a row, Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns has taken over the gardens in La Cañada Flintridge where guests experience a 1/3 of a mile walking trail lined with over 5,000 intricately hand-carved pumpkins that include themes such as Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and plenty more. On your way to the trail you can stop by the pumpkin carving station, meet celebrity pumpkin carvers, and learn how to turn that everyday jack o'lantern into something your friends will be jealous of.
Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns runs Thursdays through Sundays at Descanso Gardens from now until November 1st. The Rise proved so popular last year that a brand new location has been added for 2015 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, which begins this weekend and runs Fridays through Sundays until November 1st. Advanced tickets must be purchased for both locations at www.therise.org. All photos by Jared Cowan. Follow him on Twitter at @JaredCowan1.
The invitation was mysterious. "Mrs. Harriet Cooper and the Gentlewomen of the Wayne Foundation Ladies Auxiliary request the pleasure of your company for a marionette masquerade ball on Saturday the 5th of September Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-Six, formal attire-all guests en masque." Well, how could we resist an invitation like that? How many people get to actually visit Wayne Manor? Photos by Star Foreman.
KING TUT………Greg Iriart
It's hard being a princess in that magical far away land called Hollywood. Parking in L.A. is certainly tough — first you have to figure out where to park your Pumpkin (maybe it's just around the L.A. river bend), and then how to pay for it. Really, these girls are just like us: they want let down their hair and find their voices.
Here's a look at the Hollywood's princesses, starring Amber Arden as Snow White and Anna, Traci Hines as the Ariel and Elsa, Joanna Lynn as Cinderella and Rapunzel, Elizabeth Rage as Belle, Stephanie Sandmeier as Mulan, Kayla Stagnoli as Pocahontas, and Jessi Lynn as Jasmine.
And what would princesses be without their little helpers? We would like to thank Elizabeth Rage from Rage Costumes, Mermaid Tails by Firefly Path, Angi Viper costumes, Castle Corsetry corsets, shoes by Diana Li, Glimmerwood, wigs by Lisa Fabio from "Little Penny Lane," Petite Leon shoes, Deathcorn Cosplay wig styling and hair stylist for Snow White, Jessica Mills. Special thanks goes out to the Ricardo Montalban Theater for hosting our shoot. All photos by Star Foreman.
ScareLA returned on August 8 & 9th. The weekend-long Halloween scary faire featured attraction unveils, workshops and classes, top industry panels, haunt experiences, screenings and activities. From Zombie Joes, to the Decayed Brigade to the Hatbox Ghost from the Haunted Mansion visiting ScareLA was like getting an extra Halloween this year. All photos by Star Foreman
On Saturday, August 8th the Pasadena Convention Center hosted the Bloody Ballroom costume ball. Headlined by Monte Revolta and His Band of the Living Dead, featuring performances by Blood Drums and the Ghoulmaster,this first and last Halloween party of the summer featured some of LA’s best horror themed performers, and, of course, costumes, costumes, costumes. All photos by Star Foreman.
Another Halloween has taken its last breath, leaving us in a zombie-like state of reflection. Before it all becomes a blur of ghouls, vamps, masks, makeup and "sexy" prefixes, it's time to take a tally of the costumed craziness that took over L.A. this year. We snapped a ton of...