Tuesday, November 15, 2016

NMSU-A Class of 101 Theater Create Costumes for Contest

October 31, 2016

Students of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo in Theater 101 Class really put their creative juices to use to make Halloween costumes. Prizes of $50, $35 and $25 for first, second and third places were awarded. This was the first Annual Costume Contest and there are plans for continuing it each year.

Judges were Carolyn Dittmer, Geowie Mosqueda and Carla Kerr.

There were a total of sixteen entrants and the judging wasn't easy by any means. They were required to either turn in a synopsis of a play they are writing or pick a well known play and create and construct the costume to reflect that play. Costumes were, for the most part, done from scratch.

 Rosa Garcia, "The Walking Dead" and she was scary

Director Connie Breding, interviewing Alyssa Linville who is Mrs. Lovett of "Sweeny Todd" fame
L to R: Connie, Deborah Cobb as the Queen Bee in "Tribulation", Jackie as Sandra in "Little Rock High School", Kim Carona as grapes in "The Purple Farm"
L to R: Gavin Locke as "Phantom of the Opera" - he had removed his half mask, Alyssa Linville, Rosa Garcia and Tori Christians as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland
L to R: Austin as Rover, a tree man in "Lost in the Forest", My as My Sumo in "Searching for a House", Mary Cobb as Franknlizzie  in "Saving the World One Monster at a Time", Marissa Larson as Nurse Kelley in "The Zombie Infection Gone Wrong", Stoeshia Gentry as the crazy ex-wife of the Scarecrow in "The Scarecrow of Oz".
L to R: Rosa, Tori, Alyssa Martinez as Lulu in "Some Friends Aren't so Imaginary", Kennedie Maribad as the Zombie Barista in "The Coffee Apocalypse" and Sandra as Octusa in "The Legend of Octusa"
L to R: Winners are Austin 3rd place (his costume was actually made from tree bark), Deborah Cobb 1st place and Rosa Garcia took 2nd place (the teeth created in that mask were actually acrylic fingernails).
As you may have surmised, some of the plays were originals by the students and others are easily recognized. It was a great experience for everyone and next year should be even better. Congratulations to all the students in the contest as well as the winners. Everyone did a great job.

This is all I have to say for now.

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