Caterpillar Wins Costume Contest at Los Alamitos Halloween Carnival

Kimberly Isom, 4, of Anaheim, wins the $700 top prize on Saturday.

Press release

Dressed as a caterpillar in a fruit bowl, Kimberly Isom of Anaheim won Saturday's Los Alamitos Halloween Carnival costume contest. PHOTO: Scott Martinez

Kimberly Isom, a 4-year-old from Anaheim, won the $700 top prize during Saturday’s annual Los Alamitos Halloween Carnival at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

Kimberly was dressed as a Caterpillar in a Fruit Tray, an original costume made by her family. Kimberly kept popping in and out of the bright red apple and flashed a big smile from behind her lime green face paint. The costume won the judges over and made for one of the youngest overall winners in the event’s history.

More than 300 people participated in the costume contest, which consisted of seven different age divisions. All division winners advanced to the grand final. Kimberly Isom was the winner in the division for 3-4-year-olds.

The other division winners were: Jael Torres from Long Beach in the 2 and under division; Cody Kellogg of Cypress in the 5-6 division; Haluka Nasu of Tustin in the 7-8 division; Julie Rocks of Anaheim in the 9-11 division; Cecilia Vega of Cypress in the 12-14 division; and Marcella Castro of Anaheim in the 15 and up division.

Proceeds from the contest benefitited the Cypress Boys & Girls Club and the Los Alamitos Race Track Chaplaincy.

The Los Alamitos Halloween Carnival also received the support of the local racetrack community in the form of sponsorships. Sponsors included trainers Elena Andrade, Angela Aquino, Mike Casselman, Jose Flores, and Sherman Racing Stables, and Chett Marketing, which operates a tack shop at the race track.  These sponsorships benefited the Los Alamitos RTCA.

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