New Haven High School’s FCCLA holds a Halloween Costume Contest each year on Halloween. This year the contest was held on Wednesday morning, October 31st, in the gymnasium. The students with the best costumes were rewarded by the judges with candy.
The judges of the contest were Mr. Hagedorn, Mrs. Hoener, and Mr. Tucker. The judges picked Miranda Yarbrough and Hunter Garren dressed up as Up for Most Original. The pair with the Most Effort was Kamryn Poe and Julia Unnerstall, dressed up as Mean Girls. The Best Group of the contest was Payton Burkhardt, Alaina Scott, Emilee Hinten, Katelyn Byers, and Caroline Otten as the Wizard of Oz. Overall, 1st place was Dori McCarty as a garden fairy, 2nd place was John Hughes as a vampire, and 3rd was Lauren Hoerstkamp as a toilet.
In the annual Halloween Costume Contest, students can dress up individually or dress up in groups. Some of the students bought their costumes, but many of the students made their costumes and put their ideas into perspective.
Dori McCarty, 1st place winner, said, “I dressed up as a Garden Fairy. I made the costume for a Renaissance fair and I worked really hard on it so I wanted to use the costume for the contest.”
Ashlyn Beckmann, freshman, said, “I dressed up as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad because I love her. I already made the costume and I have been told I made a great one.”
Kamryn Poe said, “I dressed up as a bus. It is part of a group costume, and I am sure that people who watch Mean Girls will understand what our costume [is]! Julia Unnerstall and I are dressing up together.”
Julia Unnerstall added, “I dressed up as Regina George after her bus accident.”
Many students of New Haven love dressing up in costumes for Halloween and expressing themselves through their costumes. Congratulations to all the contest winners! Stay spooky and Happy Halloween!