by JESSICA HOLLAN
Walking into Franks Hall, contestants were immediately immersed in the Halloween spirit; stepping into a graveyard full of tombstones and spider webs that ushered them into the pitch black Chisholm Auditorium. Upon adjustment to the sudden darkness, your eyes were immediately drawn to the stage where orange lights wove between bones and jack-o-lanterns. A strobe light sat in the center of the stage illuminating the room in revolving rainbow colors.
For over three years, the place to show off your festive holiday spirit and creativity has been Kappa Kappa Psi’s annual Halloween costume contest. This year, the organization provided five different categories (best duo, best group, most creative, best male, and best female) that Tiffin University students could compete under, and the competition was fierce.
Kappa Kappa Psi is the national honorary band fraternity, founded in 1919. The fraternity prides itself on providing musicianship, organization, and leadership skills for its members. Tiffin University’s chapter, Lambda Iota, was founded in 2004 and currently runs under the direction of President Kalyn Snider, with help from Vice President of Membership Quin Fleming and Vice President of Service Ana Seanor.
“As an organization, we are glad to be involved,” said Seanor. “We want to offer opportunities for the student body to interact with us and learn more about the band. The costume contest has always generated a lot of interest and it’s a really fun program to host.”
With Halloween being such a festive holiday, there is bound to be many more years of KKP costume contests to look forward to.
“Everyone had such unique costumes,” said Seanor. “It’s great to see so much creativity within our school.”
The winners, chosen by audience vote, are as followed: