2011 Halloween Costume Contest At Tech

SOCORRO, N.M. October 31, 2011 – Nearly 100 students and employees gathered in the atrium of the Fidel Center for the annual Halloween costume contest Monday.

 Nowka Leviner, (left) Macey Center director, and Registrar Sara Grijalva, won second place for their costumes, "The Vision of Good and Evil."
The Tech Gym won the staff award yet again. From left are Annine Gabaldon, Melissa Begay and Jen Garcia as “Leprechaun, Pot o' Gold and Rainbow.”
Derick Hess won the top student award for his costume as Nosferatu, the 1922 horror film character loosely based on Dracula.
Victoria Ramirez (right) and Samantha Pfeiffer won second place in the student category as Flight Attendants Barbie and Pamela.

Tech students and staff showed off their creativity in costume design and execution. As always, some students went with gore or horror movie characters. Plenty of video game characters showed up as well. There was even a Flying Spaghetti Monster and Captain Underpants.

After a short delay due to an untimely fire alarm, judges from the Student Association and the staff came up with winners.

The Tech Gym crew -- only three people this year -- won the staff award for the sixth year in a row with "Leprechaun, Pot O' Gold and Rainbow." They won last year as the Flintstones and in 2009 for their full-blown recreation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller." In 2008, the gym crew was the Popeye cast. In 2007, they were the Alice in Wonderland cast. In 2006, they won with zombie outfits.

Student Awards

1st: Derick Hess as Nosferatu

2nd: Victoria Ramirez and Samantha Pfeiffer as Flight Attendant Barbie and Teresa

3rd: Jeff LaPierre and Kristina Nyland as “The Magic School Bus & Ms. Frizzle.”


Faculty and Staff Winners

1st: Annine Gabaldon, Melissa Begay and Jen Garcia as “Leprechaun, Rainbow and Pot o' Gold.”

2nd: Sara Grijalva and Nowka Leviner as “The Vision of Good & Evil.”

3rd: Vicky Gonzales as a Venetian Statue


For more photos, visit the New Mexico Tech News page on Facebook.