You are invited to arrive in costume and also to participate in the costume show and contest. Our distinguished panel of judges will select winners and award prizes in each category.
Scariest Costume – goblins, ghouls, tax collectors, clowns – whatever keeps you up at night.
Cutest Costume – whether it’s fairies, kittens or bunnies, everybody loves cuteness.
Best Fantasy/Sci Fi – if you’ve ever wanted to serve as science officer to James T. Kirk or compete in the Hunger Games, this category is for you.
Best Traditional Costume – princess, army ranger, pirate, ghost – remember when your favorite costume wasn’t a branded character?
Spirit of Columbia College – have you ever noticed Columbia has no mascot? If Columbia had a mascot, what would it be? Last year’s Snoopy will be tough to beat.
Founder’s Award – bring out your best Mary Ann Blood or Ida Morey Riley costume from 1890, when these two visionaries founded Columbia.
Best in Show – that one costume that really goes over the top to win the designation 2012 Best in Show.
If they made a movie about your life at Columbia who would play you and what kind of film would it be?
"If a movie was made about my life at Columbia, Gabrielle Union would play me, and it would be a romantic comedy like Breakfast at Tiffany’s!"
What do you like best about this time of year?
"The ghoulish characters: the zombies, vampires and goblins all coming to life."
Carol Lloyd Rozansky,
Who would win in the following matchups: Vampires vs. Zombies, Bruce Lee (1971 version) vs. Winner of Fight Above, Godzilla vs. Alien (Ridley Scott version), and Wonder Woman vs. Xena Warrior Princess?
"Vampires would win over Zombies hands–down! (Go, Vamps!) They'd then beat Bruce Lee.Godzilla over Aliens, definitely. And Wonder Woman wouldn't have a chance against Xena!"