Halloween at the Academy: 2022

Category: Events
Students and faculty from the American Academy of Art College posing as a group in their Halloween costumes.

The Academy’s favorite event is coming up at the end of the month, check out what’s in store!

Halloween is one of the most popular and memorable events at the Academy. The costumes are unforgettable, the treats are aplenty, and the activities include something for everyone. When you ask alumni about their best memories at the Academy, Halloween is always on the list. If you didn’t already know, it’s a BIG deal.

Halloween falls on a Monday this year, so Academy students can expect some themed events and surprises throughout the prior week. On Monday, October 24 the fun will begin with “5 Days of Halloween”. Academy Halloween traditions like the Door Decorating Contest, Exquisite Corpse Drawing, and Guess How Much Candy will make their appearance this year, in addition to some new activities including a Haunted House Cookie Decorating Contest (think a Gingerbread House, but spookier) and custom caricature drawings by Academy Alum, Alain Parma.

Portraits from 2019 by faculty member, Bob Drea

On the big day, Monday, October 31, students can participate in the annual Costume Parade and Costume Contest. For anyone considering competing for one of the top spots, their costume had better be good because no one makes better costumes than art school students. And a note of advice? The scarier, the better. Just ask Senior Marley Feldman, who has won Scariest Costume twice before and is aiming for their third title. Students who are especially proud of their costumes can stop by faculty member Bob Drea’s classroom, where he will be taking professional portraits. And for those looking most forward to Halloween treats, there will be plenty to satisfy any sweet tooth.


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