Yesterday, October 31st the management decided to have a small gathering for the Halloween in our pantry. There were contests for costumes (male & female), pair & the creepiest station. My team decided on a theme, The Plants vs. Zombies. I was assigned to be the sunflower. I was told to wear any green top and make a head piece resembling a sunflower. However, I got so many things to do last weekend so I wasn't able to come up with any but I made sure to wear something unusual from my common outfits.
So I wore this.
1. White Bolero
2. Green sando
3. High-waist & laced black skirt/tutu(?)
I was a little bit anxious at how people in the office will think about it but when I arrived in the office I was t he one who got surprised. They were all clad in real costumes. So I was happy cuz my outfit didn't seem out of place & a lot of people liked the skirt.
|Me posing with Mark & Gizette|
|Here's Jon acting on his character. The 'zombie'|
|Mark & a colleague|
|The Creepiest Station|
|WOW! As in WOW! Super in character siya. She's from another team.|
|Gem in Jessie of Toy Story.|
|Ms. MJ looking like SADAKO|
|Mark who's supposed to be a Zombie looked like the Dark Knight|
|My good friend Tina.|
|Ms. MJ in her SADAKO character|
|Roma looking scary.|
I had so much fun looking at the pictures on Facebook. Unfortunately, I had early sessions so I wasn't able to roam around the office to personally see my colleagues creativity & efforts. I so like their dedication.
On a different note....
I've just been pondering on why Halloween is celebrated. Why do people need to wear costumes? Is it some kind of marketing strategy for costume & pumpkin stores? I don't want to go into details of how or when it originated. I just wanna know what's the sense? So I came up with my own assumptions.
Perhaps it is for people to be crazy once a year & be someone else. The need to break out & free yourself from who you are.
Special thanks to my colleague Lara pala for all these wonderful pictures.