By Nora James Eikner
We know you just came back from the craze of Halloween weekend, but you might have missed out on the brilliant costumes from last Friday. Take a look at the glamor, geeks, and gore of these masters of disguise.
On October 30th, I stalked the St. Mary’s halls looking for the best and brightest Halloween costumes. Here are the official winners and my picks for honorable mention.
The winner for Individual Costume was Charlie LaMountain (10) as a chic Monty Python knight. The Group Costume winners were a group of freshmen dressed as the classic Mario Kart characters. You might have seen them zooming by (but hopefully you didn’t slip on their banana peel).
Charlie Lamountain and the freshmen: Ellis Rougeou, Sarah Blen, Shelby Williams, Chloie Madden, and Caroline Garrett
I was happily surprised to see the sheer amount of “Among Us” costumes, the best of which, in my opinion, was the sophomore trio of Gabby Smith (10), Georgia Carls (10), and Anna Douglas Piper (10). We also saw a couple other “Impostors” like Meghan Aslin (11) and Grace Day (10). Warning: don’t go into Electrical with them.
You’ll be wanting to sprout a flower crown and put on a peace sign with these hippies. Flower Power forever!
Tallulah Taylor (11) and the duo Camille Smith (10) and Ansley Taylor (10)
The witches of Hogwarts and the local Junior Coven showed up on Friday, though they left their cauldrons at home. They put a spell on our hearts and our eyes with their magical fits.
The Junior Coven: Amelia Quinlen, Hita Mohan, Chloe Schwartz, Alexandra Touliatos, Olivia Feliz, and Ella Benitone; Chloe Webster (12) with fellow witch Hita Mohan (11); Lilly Karnes (9) and Jennifer Han (9) as a Hufflepuff and Slytherin
Some adorable duos seen on Friday stole our hearts. Kai Keith (11) and Kelsey Brown (11) took us back to our childhood on Sesame Street and a group of freshmen sweetened our day as a pack of M&M’s.
Strolling the halls with glitter and elegance, princesses Hallie Anderson (12) and Olivia Longsworth (12) slayed the day with their royal gowns. Upper School art teacher Mrs. Fletcher also delivered a Glinda the Good Witch look with pizazz.
And last but not least, the spookiest and scariest costumes featured the undead 60s housewife Bella Littleton (11), the haunted circus seniors with a new horrific take on masks, and Halloween queen Lily Cloud (12).
When St. Mary’s asks for a costume contest, the students deliver. This year, even with the stress of the election and the pandemic, we have exceeded expectations and made some killer and memorable Halloween looks. But watch out! The Impostors will be going for the gold next year.
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