By Jane Lee, published November 30th, Photography by Hana Kawaguci
Since COVID hit, students across the province have missed out on many in-person extra-curricular activities. However, now that most people in BC over 12 years of age have been vaccinated, students are once more permitted to enjoy familiar group activities signalling that we are inching our way to normalcy. One welcome return is the celebration of Halloween, here at Alpha.
On October 29, 2021, the last school day before Halloween, the Alpha Drama Council organized and hosted Alpha’s annual Costume Contest in the small gym at lunch. Spectators could sit back and relax as their peers showed off their costumes to the panel of judges, Alpha’s own teachers.
Some costumes incorporated simple halloween headwear, including devil and cat ears, cowboy hats, and masks. Other students wore full costumes, from head to toe, including inflatables like Spongebob and T-Rex. Outstanding costumes which caught the audience’s eye were: a white-suited Joker, a robot, a nurse, Captain America and Bucky from the Marvel Universe, a zombie farmer, a pickle, a winged green fairy, and a “cereal” killer, a police officer and prisoner, and a plague doctor with black, full-length robe, hat and crucial beaked mask. Even some of the science teachers joined in the Halloween spirit, each representing an element from the periodic table of elements.
All the costumes were fantastic and people had a great time participating. The 3rd place prize went to Bucky and Captain America and 2nd place went to the Police Officer and Prisoner. 1st place was awarded to the humorous and creative “Cereal” Killer. The winner’s black tattered tunic, trimmed with ripped grey collar and cuff, had mini cereal boxes on the cloak. The cereal theme continued with her hair, as her pigtails were tied up using cereal boxes as hair accessories, making her costume quite remarkable and astonishing. It was great to see the Alpha community come together to show their Halloween Spirit!