Many Americans celebrate Halloween on Oct. 31. Celebrations include costume parties and trick-or treating. Parties and other events are usually planned for Oct. 31 or for the weekends before or after the date. Thur. Oct. 29 there was Halloween party at the Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics, and Technology. Many students who attended wore different costumes. The first floor was a place to dance and a DJ played music. The first and second floor included areas to enjoy drinks and snacks.
It was the first time for some international students to celebrate Halloween, wear costumes, and attend a Halloween Party. Some people were dressed as ghosts and others as witches, cats, Harry Potter, and anime characters.
“I chose Japanese animation Character, Gaonasi. The character is well-known for Asian, especially, Japan and Korea. However, the costume does not sell on web site, so I made it by myself. When I wear the costume, it is really hard to breathe because I put mask on the black cloth by glue. In Korea, most people do not celebrate Halloween, so if someone wears a costume on Halloween, people would think him as a weird person. However, almost American celebrates Halloween and they enjoy this date, so I want to wear ordinary cloth that I can’t wear on a normal day. In addition, I can enjoy the party without hesitation because people can’t see my face because of the costume.”
“I like uniforms, so I chose the costume, cop. Also, I wanted to enjoy Halloween day and the party with my boyfriend. So, we decided that I become a cop and he becomes a prisoner. That was like a joke. It means I captured him. The party was good because the party place was separated by two and decorated very well. We could enjoy the music and dance on the first floor. There were some drinks and snacks to enjoy on second floor. There were many people who danced on first floor, so it was crowded. On the other hand, second floor was relatively quiet, so people can other things with their friends. It was good.”