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We asked: What was your best-ever Halloween costume?

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Madison Huseboe ’21

October 28, 2019

Happy Halloween! We asked Carthage students to share their best-ever Halloween costumes. 

Milo Strnad Halloween

“Alright, who remembers Schoolhouse Rock? Because in 2009, I was Interplanet Janet. Obviously I got the idea from Schoolhouse Rock and Interplanet Janet was always a family favorite because my mom’s name is Janet.”
Milo Strnad ’22

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“My best Halloween costume was when I was Cleopatra. We were learning about Egypt in school and I was fascinated by her. So, I told my parents I wanted to be her for Halloween and they bought the costume. I actually kind of looked like her!”
Sydney Anderson ’23

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Emily Twyman ’20

“Wednesday Addams. I had 90 percent of what the costume needed already, the part I had to buy cost me $2, and I knew I could pull it off well.”
Emily Twyman ’20

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“I went as life. I donned a business shirt and pants, a tie, and a name tag that said ‘Hello, my name is life.’ I then reverse trick-or-treated, handing out apples to houses. I chose it because I was too old to trick or treat, but had to take my cousins out. I wanted a part of the festivities as well, and the costume was born. It became a tradition for me to choose a punny costume from then on, choosing to be Grim Sweeper, the Grim Reaper’s brother, the next year, carrying a broom in place of a scythe.”
Elizabeth Ryan ’21

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Hannah Midlock ’22

“We always had a dance class where we would wear our Halloween costumes. I was super interested in weather, so I ended up being a person walking through a hurricane!”
Hannah Midlock ’22

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“When I was 6 or 7, I went as Oscar the Grouch…I loved Sesame Street. We used green spray to dye my hair and I wore all green clothes. My mom bought a new garbage can with wheels. The best part was I got to sit in the garbage can all night while my sister’s boyfriend wheeled me from house to house. I’d sit in the garbage can and he’d tap on it when they opened the door, so I’d know when to pop out and say ‘trick or treat.’”
Sydney Householder ’23

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Jordan Ball ’23

“I was Clark Kent (a.k.a Superman). I recently bought a Superman t-shirt and realized that I could easily turn this into a whole costume. People’s immediate thought was that I was a teacher. Then I opened up my shirt revealing the logo and things got 100 times better.”
Jordan Ball ’23

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Matthew Paluga ’22

“Last year I dressed up as the movie character ‘McLovin’ as it has been my nickname since early on in high school. It was a unique costume that few could pull off. It was a big hit — everyone was quickly able to figure out who I was.”
Matthew Paluga ’22