COSTA MESA — Victoria Elementary School students were replaced Friday night with creatures of all kinds.
Spiderman, a witch, policewoman, hula girls, Frankenstein and even Harry Potter came out to the campus for the school's annual Fall Festival.
Families did festive crafts, played spooky games and bought Halloween-themed cakes, cupcakes and cookies. They also ate chili and corn bread, hot dogs, and tamales. Lots and lots of tamales.
"The tamales are the best," said Principal Linda Tenno. "They sell out every year."
Students could also enter raffles to win prizes like teaching preschool for an hour, a private cooking lesson and being principal for a day.
There was also a haunted house that fifth-grade student Kendall Richart, 10, was working for the first year.
"You kind of hide in places and follow them around to scare them," she said, adding that the haunted house is her favorite part of the fall carnival. "I like being scared."