If you've ever walked down Honolulu Avenue during Halloween, then you probably know it can get super spooky and crazy creative.
This year is no different with the Montrose Spooktacular, hosted by the Montrose Shopping Park Association and Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.
Families are invited to trick-or-treat down Honolulu Avenue in costume on Wed., Oct. 31 at 5 p.m.
At Patch, we've compiled a list of several great costume ideas for children inspired by recent headlines.
The Glendale Bear
That fuzzy guy visited the Glendale area not once, but three times. Known as 'Meatball," our mountain mascot could be a great costume for anyone, including babies or kids. Make your ensemble with fabric from Joann's Fabric Store at 2160 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. Acessorize with meatballs, tuna, baklava or a stinky, plastic garbage bag.
Mars Curiosity Rover and the JPL team
Space lovers rejoiced when NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory landed the Mars Curiosity Rover. Now, you can dress up like the rover using cardboard and tin foil. Another option? How about famed Mohawk guy or any member of our local team making international headlines? We have the photos of the men and women responsible for landing a monster truck-sized rover on the red planet. You've got the imagination!
You may have noticed by the mermaid cups around town. Starbucks opened in Montrose. Dress up like a local employee and slip on a green apron, crisp black or khaki pants and hat.
California had 16 gold medalists at the London 2012 Olympics. Perhaps, you feel the Olympic afterglow? Your kiddo can wear gold just like one of these local winners in track, swimming, soccer, archery, basketball, badminton, soccer, gymnastics or water polo. Check out local sports supplies stores, including Premiere Soccer or Landry's Sporting Goods in Montrose. Sports Chalet in La Canada Flintridge also carries necessary costume gear.
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