Packed on to the dance floor, were Victoria’s
Secret angels, 1970s working girls, cops and crooks, mythological
creatures from Adam and Eve to the Devil herself, all mingling
and dancing under exotic decorations that, by the end of the
night, were strung more across the floor than the ceiling.
The Ball kicked off at 10 p.m. with a costume contest that
featured students portraying the famous and infamous from
GI Joe, to a
provocative construction worker, a naughty nurse, and the infamous “scream” character
from Scary Movie. Mugatu from Zoolander won the competition,
taking home an X-Box as his prize.
Food and beverages were available, and tables were set up in
the back for those party animals that needed to take a breather.
The still enthusiastic crowd departed at 2 a.m., headed home
or out for a late night on the town.
One freshman student captured the sentiment of a crowd of night
people who didn’t want to leave, when he said “It
was a lot of fun. I can’t wait till next Halloween!”
As students boarded busses to head back to the dorms or the
downtown campus, Waikiki streets filled with decorated costumes
personalities. Thje sidewalks were filled with dancers, and the
air with conversation and laughter that went on into the wee
It was a great night,” said graduate communication student
Baxter Cepeda, “and it will be a great college memory whether
it was your first Monsters Ball or your last.”