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Halloween comes by once a year, giving the local Kona community the chance to dress up as their favorite character and to have fun. Certain bars in downtown Kailua Kona village, like Huggo's On The Rocks, Lulu's, Ocean's Sports Bar, and others become the place see and to be seen.
This collection of photographs cover a four year period, from 2004 thru 2007. And as you can see over the years that some people time and time again create some incredible costumes.
We await with eagerness to see how elaborate the costumes will be by the such as Heidi, Noe Noe, Molly, and others. Some are very sexy, some theatical, and some are just obsurd.
But its always fun, and everyone has a very good time.
Randy Magnus grew up in the Central Valley farmlands of California, and saw the cultural diversity that came into the area as the population grew. He learned to celebrate what the different cultures had to offer in the arts, food, and lifestyles. With his cameras Randy would document the cultural celebrations, showing the pride in what sets each culture apart, perserving a part of their unique heritage to share with others. Randy Magnus has work in several museums, including MOMA in New York City, the Oakland Museum, and the Achenbach Print Collection at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. He has had one-man shows in San Francisco, New York, and Amsterdam. .