Thursday, 31 October 2013

The nightmare before mid-terms

Vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches and devils: SAIS Europe students took time out from studying for mid-term exams to celebrate Halloween in a 16th century palazzo in the center of Bologna.

Some revelers took up topical themes -- the capsizing of the Costa Concordia luxury cruise ship and climbing the corporate hierarchy, among them -- while others dressed as literary or historical characters or settled for the supernatural.

A jury of faculty and staff chose winners in five categories:
  • Most creative: Mitchell Delaney (survivor of Costa Concordia disaster)
  • Funniest: Keila Ortiz Caraballo (Big, Bad Wolf)
  • Scariest: Grace Cineas, Kathlyn Collins and Amaury Muñoz (Walking Dead)
  • Most topical: Ben West (Corporate Ladder)
  • Best group: Hank Webster and Tobias Akerlund (le Due Torri)
Here is a slideshow that captures some of the costumes and fun:

If you are reading this via email, you can view the video here.

Nelson Graves