Calling all goblins, witches, superheroes and fairies to Humber Students’ Federation’s Fright Night 2014 Halloween Party.
On Oct. 31, Humber students will gather together dressed as some of their favourite characters to socialize at HSF’s annual Halloween party at Le Jardin Banquet Hall in Vaughan.
“Last year, we had it in the Student Centre, and the year before we had it at Lakeshore campus and it has always been at max capacity,” said Ahmed Tahir, HSF North campus Vice President of Student Life.
Many students were denied entrance last year so HSF decided to change venues. The Banquet Hall, located on Highway 27 and Langstaff Road, can hold up to 1,000 people.
“The cool thing about this venue is that it looks kind of Victorian,” said Tahir. “So the inside will look somewhat scary and similar to the inside of the Addams Family house.”
Each student can bring one non-Humber guest to the celebration.
“It’s cool to see the different ideas and concepts that people put together for their costumes,” said first-year media foundations student Eddie Senatus, 20.
This all ages event will have a costume contest with monetary and sporting event prizes.
The first place winner in the singles category will win $400 and the second place will win tickets to a Raptors game.
The rule for the doubles costume category is that one member must be a Humber student. The first place winner will win $600.
“We’ll see which costumes are great then we’ll settle on about three to five single and group costumes. Then we’ll bring them on stage and let the crowd decide,” Tahir said.
“Last year, the winners came down to a guy with a zipper opening his face and for the couples it was a Dixie cup and ping pong ball,” said Tahir.
Barry Mowers, manager of Party City in Richmond Hill said some of the best selling couples costumes sets this year are bacon and eggs, 70s’ hippies and cops.
“Halloween lets people be someone else who they wouldn’t be on a regular basis. Plus, it just gives people an excuse to get out and have a good time,” said Mowers.
Le Jardin will have buses dropping off and picking up students from North and Lakeshore residences from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The event starts at 9 p.m.
The $5 tickets can be purchased at HSF office or online at humberlife.com/halloween.