SUISUN CITY — A 62-year tradition continued Thursday afternoon in Suisun City at the annual Halloween parade and costume contest.
More than 200 children, teens and adults gathered for the costume contest, sponsored by the Suisun City Fire Department.
The Harris family from Fairfield decked themselves out in Alice in Wonderland wear fashioned by mother Diana Harris.
Dad Jackson Harris wore the Queen of Hearts card while his wife played the role. Even Jake, the family’s yellow Labrador, had a role as the Cheshire Cat.
The Harris children, Ayden, 6, Brody, 5, Jackson, 4, Owen, 3, Sawyer, 20 months and Lincoln, 2 months, respectively played the Mad Hatter, Tweeddale Dee, Tweeddale Dum, the white rabbit, the caterpillar and the king.
“We are Disney fans,” Diana Harris said of the choice of costumes.
She made all the costumes, starting at the beginning of September.
“You can’t start too early,” she said. “The kids grow so fast.”
The Hodge family disguised themselves as Harry Potter characters.
Mom Lisa Hodge was dressed as Professor Minerva McGonagall; her husband Daryl Hodge was Potter. Their twin daughters, Hayley and Scarlett, were Ginny Weasley and Crookshanks, respectively.
“It’s fun and it’s traditional,” Lisa Hodge said of the family’s seven-year run in the parade.
Brother and sister Michael Escamilla and Serena Scott said they didn’t trick-or-treat as children. He dressed as Satan for the Suisun City parade. Scott dressed her daughter, Morgan Scott, 2, as Marie Antoinette.
“The funniest thing is I’m one of the scaredy cats when going through haunted houses,” Escamilla said. “It’s my favorite holiday, even more than Christmas,” Scott said.
The event also included special awards for those dressed as firefighters and policemen.
Alesandrea Pala-Plasstienan won the best police costume. Lucas Arnold Oliver, 2 months old, donned the favored firefighter costume. Other winners were:
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