The 28th Annual Halloween Pie Eating and Costume Contest got creative as student who were dressed to impress came out to the Quad to participate.
Huge crowds came together from 11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 to watch fellow students and peers stuff their faces with pie and strut their stuff in the Halloween contest runway.
The Associated Students of Fullerton College sponsored the costume contest and Inter Club Council sponsored the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest. Darlene Johnson, Director of Student Activities and A.S. senator Savrina Quezada hosted the event.
The Halloween festivities took off as 10 hungry Hornets participated in the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest in front of the library. Stephen Tith, art major, won the chowdown as well as a $20 gift card from Sodexo.
Cheers and laughter could be heard all over campus as the Halloween contest brought a variety of over 45 costume participants. Costumes got as creative as Macklemore in a fur coat, a Day of the Dead couple, a woman’s suffrage voter and Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games. Other favorites were Disney and video game characters, Deadmau5 and original gory costumes.
Audiences were entertained by the intricate face paint, colorful fabrics and spooky fake blood of the costumes. Students could be seen taking out their smart phones and cameras to document their favorite contestants throughout the event.
Contest participants were asked to walk on stage and give the audiences the best impression they had of their costume. A panel of five judges sitting in front of the stage held up scores from 1-10. The highest average score would be crowned first, second and third place winners.
After a tie between two third-place contestants, Taylor Rouch, Programming major, won with his army guy costume. Second place winner Luis F. Fernandez, Entrepreneurship major, won as Duff Beer Guy. He tells Fullerton College faculty and members, “Don’t drink and drive.”
First place winner, theater major, Massimo Silvestri brought the crowd out to a loud roar of laughter and claps when he stepped onto the runway in his well-designed paper Mario costume that he took a few weeks to make.
“I always wore it to conventions and everyone loved it, so I thought I would bring it to school.” said Silvestri.
He had not known about the costume contest on campus at all and was persuaded by his peers and teachers to participate.
The prizes for the costume contest were $75, $50 and $25 Sodexo gift cards. The gift cards were all provided by the Associated Student Body of Fullerton College.
All in all, the event proved to be successful and the turn out of contestants and students made the campus an even more active and fun environment. Many students look forward to next year’s festivities.