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Keeping Costumes Creative At CB

Boo! Spooky season is here and there are some people at CB who are more enthusiastic about dressing up than others. On the 31st, teachers and students will come together and wear weird and wild costumes for one day, and some Falcons are doing the most for this creepy holiday. Mrs. Nicole Brousseau is a […]

Boo! Spooky season is here and there are some people at CB who are more enthusiastic about dressing up than others. On the 31st, teachers and students will come together and wear weird and wild costumes for one day, and some Falcons are doing the most for this creepy holiday.

Mrs. Nicole Brousseau is a famous face around campus and is well known for her inspiring costumes. A Biology teacher with a love for the funky and creative, she likes “to be very punny” when she does her costumes. There’s a lot of evidence of her witty humor in how she’s dressed up throughout the years.

“Mr. English actually bent over laughing” when Mrs. Brousseau dressed up as the Octomom by shoving baby dolls into a bungee cord around the waist. “It felt really good when I could make him bend over and laugh” she says with a smile. And bringing joy is a big part of the Halloween experience for her. 

Mrs. Brousseau as Ms. Frizzle from TV show The Magic School Bus.

She puts a lot of effort into her costumes, but especially if it’s something she’s gonna reuse. “I try to recycle or reuse what I have, rather than having to purchase things,” she says. Some science teachers actually borrow her costumes, so Mrs. Brousseau makes sure they’re reusable.

Anna Urias (‘20) is a talented craftswoman who makes box costumes, full-body costumes made out of cardboard boxes. But Anna takes costume design to the next level with elaborate designs and characters like BMO from Adventure Time or R2-D2. 

Anna makes her costumes with a bit more raw material. She made her R2-D2 costume with “chicken wire, poster board, plaster, electrician’s tape, foam, with a Bluetooth speaker inside to play sound effects”. 

Anna Urias’ R2-D2 costume.

“It’s kind of mysterious,” Anna says, “When no one can see my face, I can just walk around and everyone is like ‘what is that?’”.

The beauty of Halloween is that everyone can be a little weird for one day and have tons of fun while doing it. Costumes are a huge part of Halloween’s charm, especially for Anna, who can’t enjoy some other aspects of the holiday.

“Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, which is a really odd thing for someone who has an anaphylactic allergy to peanuts and tree-nuts I couldn’t eat the candy…you’d think that would ruin it, but I just got really into making costumes instead,” Anna says.

Anna’s jellyfish costume from 2018.

Halloween isn’t just about candy and trick-or-treating — the fun is in the freedom to be a little funky.

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