A ladybug curls a gangster’s hair. A vampire jokes with a zombie pirate and a geisha.
Halloween is on at the Cosmetology Department. Students enrolled in City’s College’s cosmetology program put their hair, makeup and nail skills to the test Oct. 31, parading around campus in their Halloween costumes. Zombies, storybook characters and animals snaked through the quad on Halloween morning, promoting the cosmetology department.
“Halloween is my favorite holiday,” said a punked-out cat who usually goes by the name of Randy Cramer, 31. A cosmetology major, he says he loves playing with theatrical makeup.
“One day a year I go crazy with my individuality,” said Cramer.
Cramer’s intricate feline makeup won him first prize in the “Best Animal” costume contest held after the parade was finished. Other categories were “Scariest Costume,” “Best Traditional Costume,” “Funniest Costume” and “Best Fantasy Costume.” The most creative students were rewarded with buckets full of goodies.
“[The parade] gives the students a chance to express themselves,” said cosmetology professor Marcia Bonawitz. She and the other professors in the department encourage the students to go over the top and have fun with it.”
Cassandra Wilson, 26, also clearly had fun with the contest. Wilson was…» Read More