VIDEO Streetwise: 'What was your favorite Halloween costume?'

Streetwise question asked in front of Whole Foods Market in Palo Alto

Jimmie Cheatham

Henderson Avenue, Menlo Park

Whole Foods Grocer

"My favorite costume was a KKK costume. That was back in the 70's -- just having fun. We were trying to promote peace, love and harmony."

Pamela Kimball

Alma Street, Palo Alto

Editor/ESL Teacher

"I lean toward gypsy and maybe sometimes pirate."

Annie Dowley

Berkeley Avenue, Menlo Park

Nursery School Student

"A witch!"

Mark Landesmann

Santa Rita Avenue, Palo Alto

Business Manager

"I'm actually from Austria originally, so we had a different type of similar occasion. My daughter -- she's 10 years old now -- had a punk costume about two years ago, which was very cute."

Diana Pohlman

Partridge Avenue, Menlo Park


"In my lifetime? Egyptian princess!"

Interviews by Andrea Wang. Video by Karla Kane.

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