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By Kathryn Cousseillant

On Friday, November 2nd the 2013 senior class took their turn in the highly anticipated, yearly event that is senior dress up day.

From Left: Eliza Chemini, Stephanie Berard and Anna Delicker

Photo courtesy of Kathryn Couseillant
From Left: Eliza Chemini, Stephanie Berard and Anna Delicker

I, dressed as a fierce Nicki Minaj, complete with a fluorescent pink wig and fake buttocks, walked in from the parking lot which was already littered with loose remnants of other’s Halloween Costumes. Stepping past the puffs of “cotton candy” rolling like tumbleweeds in the high school parking lot, I was greeted by members of the video-yearbook who were assigned to document the momentous event. Passing times became quite the spectacle, as the highly decorated seniors made their way through the halls.

Costumes this year were for the most part pretty varied, well-done, and most importantly creative. Athletes were a very popular trend this year. We had the marathon runners,  the cyclists, and the swimmers. There also seemed to be quite a few Mario and Luigis but unfortunately repeats are always a risk on Senior dress up day.

Now I would like to address the underclassmen who will soon be celebrating their very

Photo courtesy of Kathryn CouseillantFrom Left: Kristen Ydoate, Louisa Deering, Juliana van Pelt and Leighann Kelly

Photo courtesy of Kathryn Couseillant
From Left: Kristen Ydoate, Louisa Deering, Juliana van Pelt and Leighann Kelly

own senior dress up day with some advice. Start thinking EARLY. The worst costume is a last-minute idea or store bought costume that was thrown together at the last minute (and, I’m sorry, no one will remember it). If you want to do the popular “group” costume plan it out as early as possible. When deciding on Halloween costumes, as well as anything involving more people, it is difficult to please everyone. Examples of well executed “group” costumes this year included the “Jelly Bellys,” the “Dunkin Donuts Cups,” the “Cotton Candies,” “Rocks, Paper Scissors” and the “Cards.”

Photo courtesy of Kathryn CousseillantFrom Left: Danielle Potemri, Nicole Wexler, Peri Prendergast and Sarah Yarashus

Photo courtesy of Kathryn Cousseillant
From Left: Danielle Potemri, Nicole Wexler, Peri Prendergast and Sarah Yarashus

But that doesn’t mean a great solo costume won’t have the same impact as a group costume. The best costumes are always homemade or put together from many different pieces. When looking for inspiration pay attention to both pop culture and the news, many of the most memorable and hilarious costumes come from everyday references. Or when in doubt reference an old movie or TV show like this year’s “Breakfast Club” and  “Shark Boy and Lava Girl” or “Pregnant Snookie” and “Toddlers and Tiaras.” Overall go all out with a creative costume, have fun, and get ready to pose for the yearbook.

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