Asked on California Avenue in Palo Alto. Interviews by Sarah Trauben Photographs by Vivian Wong.
President at Gent & Associates, Inc.
California Avenue, Palo Alto
"Somebody dressed as a candy machine. They didn't have any candy, but it looked like they'd put a lot of work into it."
"For freshman year, eight of us in our class dressed as trolls, with nude suits, bottles in our hair to keep it sticking up and jewels in our bellybuttons."
Works in Palo Alto
North Los Altos
"This one guy showed up to a party dressed in black, with a t-shirt that just said "404 costume not found."
"Last year, I completely cross-dressed and went as a cowboy. Girls at the party thought I was a boy and asked me to stop some creepy guys from hitting on them."
Arastradero Road, Palo Alto
"I've only been here a month so it will be my first Halloween ever. I'd like to dress as Zorro or Borat, something international."