Ghouls and goblins delight at Dia de los Muertos, hosted by Bakserfield the weekend before Halloween. Could there be a better way to kick off the evening before all those parties? With live western-style music, a costume contest, free bandanas, hot tacos, and margaritas galore, this was a spooktacular finale to October.

5chw4r7z and I clad in Day of the Dead makeup.

Bakersfield was trying out their new taco recipe: hígado and corazón.
Tasted more tender than steak.

Maureen, the crazy cat lady.

Numerous heaters kept the crowd warm.

Costume contest.

Andi spooks up McKayla Maroney.

Flight Attendant.

Bumble Bee, Effie Trinket from Hunger Games, and Tim Burton's Mad Hatter