By Estelle Hemmann and Victor Yin. Photos by Victor Yin.
What words does the Halloween season bring to mind? Pumpkins (and inevitably, jack-o-lanterns), candy (despite not being time-efficient, trick-or-treating is a cost-efficient way to get your yearly supply of fun-sized candy), spooks (jumpscares and haunted houses? Yes please!), but what else is something iconic that’s part of our Halloween tradition? Costumes, of course!
On October 31st, Alpha’s very own Students’ Council hosted an open costume contest during the lunch hour that anyone and everyone was welcome to join. Among the throngs of colourful costumes, there were also regular students who popped in to get an eyeful of the costumes everyone donned. Inspiration for next year, perhaps? Some were punny (words on a bee costume? A spelling bee!), some showed tight friendship bonds (we saw a s’more!), and others were creative and fun. There were both handmade and store bought, and sometimes a mix of both! Either way, effort was clearly put into the costumes, and it surely showed!
Teachers judged the costumes of the students who signed up. The Competitors walked across the the stage to show their costumes off, and were judged on a ten-point scale by four teachers based on the originality, the presentation, and personal tastes. Needless to say, it was a tight competition! The scores proved to be fairly close, and many costumes were well-liked and earned a heartfelt chuckle of admiration from the judges, however, Kristina Kelesis, Grade 11, stole the competition with her creative and humorous costume: Bob Ross!