Annual Halloween costume contest hosted by Role Playing Club

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Annual Halloween costume contest hosted by Role Playing Club

Sophomore Lara Immink poses as Armin Arlert from the popular anime and manga ‘Attack on Titan.’ Much of her costume is handmade. Photo by Kathleen Yuan.

Sophomore Lara Immink poses as Armin Arlert from the popular anime and manga ‘Attack on Titan.’ Much of her costume is handmade. Photo by Kathleen Yuan.

Sophomore Lara Immink poses as Armin Arlert from the popular anime and manga ‘Attack on Titan.’ Much of her costume is handmade. Photo by Kathleen Yuan.

Sophomore Lara Immink poses as Armin Arlert from the popular anime and manga ‘Attack on Titan.’ Much of her costume is handmade. Photo by Kathleen Yuan.

Rhonda Mak

The Geico money man, Violet Beauregarde and the Avatar and several others all stood in line, waiting to be called forth by the emcee to show off their costumes. Such was the annual Halloween costume contest, hosted by Role Playing Club in the academic court during lunch. President senior Connie Guan emceed while members from the club judged costumes with a score out of 10.

Best Craftsmanship: Sophomore Lara Immink, dressed up as Armin Arlert from the popular anime and manga “Attack on Titan”
Best Humor: Senior Celine Mol, dressed up as Violet Beauregarde from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Best Group: Seniors Anjali Bhat, Stephanie Chang, Colin Hong, Alana Lee, Donovan Phua, Anika Ullah and Anjali Bhat, dressed up as assorted “Avatar: The Last Airbender” characters

Winners of each category were awarded with $5 Jamba Juice gift cards. Here are some of the winning costumes:

Sophomore Lara Immink poses as Armin Arlert from the popular anime and manga ‘Attack on Titan.’ Much of her costume is handmade. Photo by Kathleen Yuan.

A soldier’s salute Sophomore Lara Immink poses as Armin Arlert from the popular anime and manga ‘Attack on Titan.’ Much of her costume is handmade. Photo by Kathleen Yuan.

 Sophomore Lara Immink

El Estoque: Why are you dressed up as Armin?

Lara Immink: I really like Armin … I really enjoy being his character.

EE: How did you make the costume?

LI: It was just going to different stores and buying the belts and the fabric for all my stuff.

Seniors Alana Lee, Donovan Phua, Colin Hong, Anika Ullah, Stephanie Chang and Anjali Bhat pose as characters from the animated series ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender.’ From left to right: Lee as Appa, Phua as Momo, Hong as Aang, Ullah as Zuko, Chang as Asami and Bhat as the Cabbage Man. Photo by Rhonda Mak. One of the winners, senior Anjali Bhat, is a reporter on staff.

The Gaang Seniors Alana Lee, Donovan Phua, Colin Hong, Anika Ullah, Stephanie Chang and Anjali Bhat pose as characters from the animated series ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender.’ From left to right: Lee as Appa, Phua as Momo, Hong as Aang, Ullah as Zuko, Chang as Asami and Bhat as the Cabbage Man. Photo by Rhonda Mak. One of the winners, senior Anjali Bhat, is a reporter on staff.

Seniors Anjali Bhat, Stephanie Chang, Colin Hong, Alana Lee, Donovan Phua and Anika Ullah

EE: Why did you choose to dress up as “Avatar: The Last Airbender” characters?

Colin Hong: Avatar is the best show ever!

Anika Ullah: We all got together one day to watch the season premiere of “The Legend of Korra,” which is the sequel to “Avatar.”

Donovan Phua: And that’s when we all decided ‘Hey, let’s dress up together!’

EE: How did you make your costumes?

CH: I spent two hours making [my Aang costume] and I had to go shave my head. It took me an hour in the morning to do the arrows.

DP: He even texted me at two in the morning saying, ‘I’m done!’