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The costumes on the streets of Sacramento during the Halloween weekend highlighted the creativity of Sacramentans. Everything from rock stars to actual rocks were present on the streets during the evenings.
Government employee Michael Larson, and his girlfriend Caroline Wright said they channelled their relationship into their costumes.
“My sister suggested I be Aron Ralston from 127 Hours,” Larson said. “She said our costumes would be a metaphor for our relationship.”
(Image by: Erik Jourgensen) Larson utilized a backpack, bandanna, headband and mock bloody splint to dress as Aron Ralston. Wright made herself the rock that took Ralston’s arm by covering herself in packing paper and textured spray paint. Her shoes where mini-rocks as well.
Student Shalha Farzan, said she was inspired to dress up as the house from the movie “Up” after looking in the mirror.
“This just came to me in the shower,” she said. “I realized that my body resembles a house.”
(Image by: Erik Jourgensen) Farzan cut out cardboard, painted it to resemble a house, and draped the house over her shoulders. She did not comment on the balloons.
Another couple, Kate Zenenick and Marshall McMunn, said their “Wayne’s World” costumes were inspired by a gift and a mutual love for two of their childhood heroes.
“My dad mailed this hat to me from Michigan, and it just inspired me to be Wayne,” UC Davis doctoral student Kate Zenenick said.
(Image by: Erik Jourgensen) “I also feel like I relate to Garth,” McMunn said.
Even Eskew said he dressed up as John Mayer due to a friend’s comment.
(Image by: Erik Jourgensen) “My friend jokingly referred to me as John Mayer, and I think we share some characteristics,” Eskew said.
Eskew said he picked up his blazer and scarf at the Goodwill, but the guitar was one he has owned and played for years.
Student Matt Whalen converted an ostrich costume into Aquaman.
“I was just watching television,” Whalen said. “I thought, this guy is cool. I should be aquaman.”
(Image by: Erik Jourgensen) An ocean creature was also present Saturday evening.
(Image by: Erik Jourgensen) “I am a sea anemone,” student Bree Putman said. “This fabric reminded me of the ocean. I used pipe cleaners for the antennae and used a hot glue gun to glue these starfish on,” she said.