Festive zombies infect campus

Students walk past the judges for the costume contest so they can get a closer work. Each participant is given a number to identify themselves with.

Photo by Carlos Holguin

Students walk past the judges for the costume contest so they can get a closer work. Each participant is given a number to identify themselves with.

Gustavo Lopez, News Editor


“It feel good, I celebrate I eat brains,” Greg Guier, culinary arts major, said after winning for most creative costume (a chef zombie) in the Zombie Fest costume contest.

The Zombie Fest took place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a pumpkin carving contest and a costume contest taking place before the Zombie Maze.

Guier won “most original costume” while representing the business club during the Zombie Fest.

The other winners were members of the iFalcon Club for group costumes; the iFalcon Club members were dressed as members of the Justice League. Natalie Romero won the “scariest” costume category.

The winners for the pumpkin carving harvest were Kabarkada Club for funniest, WPMD for scariest and, iFalcon for most creative.

Amna Jara, student activities coordinator, said, “We’ve had a committee working on this for a couple months now; our budget was about a $1000.”

Michelle Mancilla, business administration major and president of the iFalcon Club said, “We did this to get more involved with the school and get closer as a club.”

She was dressed as Wonder Woman. The club didn’t run into problems choosing which hero to be, according to her.

The Zombie Maze started late due to the fact that the people dressed up were still getting their make-up done.

“Make-up kind of takes a while because we’re trying to be as realistic as we can,” Dayanna Arana, psychology major, said, who was helping ICC commissioner Suleyma Castillo during the event.

Castillo said, “We’re trying to get students into the Halloween spirit, but mostly this is to collect canned food for the less fortunate.”

Students participating in the maze signed waiver forms, for both the zombies and “survivors”.

The students, or “survivors,” had green tape on their shoulders, which represented their life; if the zombies took off the tape, that would mean the survivor is “dead” and had to return to the beginning. The survivors would then place a white cone where they “died” and other survivors could pick them up for points.

Students with a lot points won a Zombie Fest 2014 shirt.

Some students had complaints about the maze, “It felt unfair,” Omar Alonso, art major, said.

“They (the Zombie Fest members) keep coming up with rules and no one told us ahead of time. We weren’t allowed to buddy up or cover it (the tape) up.”

Others had fun, “It was intense. I fell and I scratched myself, but it was fun,” Bryant Vu, computer science major, said.

“I got at least 30 (survivors),” zombie Supergirl, Hope Garcia, graphic design major, said.

“It’s fun being a zombie. It was different than last year. I think ICC did a good job setting it up. ICC did an awesome job,” she said.