Best Costumes of Homecoming Week

By: Sarah Ellis Morgan 

Shorecrest had a blast seeing all of the creative and amazing homecoming costumes. While none of the winners below are from the underclassmen, they showed a valiant effort. The winners had this to say afterwards:

Seasons Day Winners:

Class Winner:

Seniors show their class spirit and dance to Christmas songs (Photo from Shorecrest archives)


Individual Male:

Dexter Schnieder stands next to the Juniors’ Declaration of Independence, signed by the whole grade (Photo from Shorecrest archives)

Dexter Schnieder

“A friend of mine came up with the idea, and I thought that it sounded cool. It was 6:00 the day before the costume was ‘due.’ My mom and I went to Goodwill, found some good presidential clothing, got it, and went home and made the costume. It took maybe two hours, an hour and a half at Goodwill, and an hour to put it together at home.”

Individual Male Runner-up:

Luke Bernstein (middle) celebrates with fellow Seniors on Season Day (Photo by Sarah Ellis Morgan ‘23)

Individual Female:

Stella Pagano shows her Christmas spirit for Season Day (Photo by Sarah Ellis Morgan ‘23)

Stella Pagano

“The first thing I thought of when I thought of Christmas, I guess, was a Christmas tree. So I thought, ‘I have to find some way to make that a costume.’ My dad is really good at building stuff, so I definitely used his help a lot. He helped me cut it out and make sure it fit me. And then he helped me paint it. I decorated it… I got back from a trip that night at 6:00 on a Sunday, and it probably took me until 11:00. [The costume] was really hard to get into and get off.”

Individual Female Runner-up:

Sabrina Aboud (middle) has a merry time with fellow seniors for Season Day (Photo by Sarah Ellis Morgan ‘23)

Toy Box Tuesday Winners:

Class Winner:

Seniors dress up in army costumes for Toy Box Tuesday (Photo by Sarah Ellis Morgan ‘23)


Individual Male:

Cían McCarthy peeks through his elaborate costume for Toy Box Tuesday (Photo by Sarah Ellis Morgan ‘23)

Cían McCarthy

“The theme was toy box Tuesday, and our grade level had decided to do Toy Story, so I figured why not be the toy box from Toy Story. It took a lot of duct tape, cardboard, time, and help from my mom. So shout out Mrs. McCarthy. It took me about twelve hours over two days to make this costume the weekend before homecoming. And I’m really happy with the way it turned out. I think it looks awesome. If you want to see it, it’s still in the middle school music room.”

Individual Male Runner-up

Marco Cammuzzi (middle right) dresses up as the CandyLand kid for Toy Box Tuesday (Photo by Sarah Ellis Morgan ‘23)

Marco Cammuzzi

“So I came up with my costume by looking at my old CandyLand board from God knows how many years ago, and I saw the little boy and thought ‘I have those ugly clothes somewhere’. And so I just grabbed a bright colored polo, some bright colored shorts, some loafers from a musical I did. All in all, it took me about 15 minutes to shove it all together. And then, like the kid, I made my cheeks super red.”

Individual Female:

Skyler Broome (right), along with Jaeden Geffon (left), dress up as Slinky from Toy Story for Toy Box Tuesday (Photo by Sarah Ellis Morgan ‘23)

Skyler Broome

“Jaeden Geffon and I came up with the idea. We thought that the slinky dog would be an awesome costume if we could pull it off. We asked Jaeden’s mom to help us and she worked on it all day and night (till 4 am). Jaeden’s mom and stepdad went all out for the costume and it was so much better than anything that Jaeden and I could have made.”

Individual Female Runner-up:

Lou Richard (left) dresses up as a candy princess for Toy Box Tuesday (Photo by Sarah Ellis Morgan ‘23)

Lou Richard

“I came up with the idea because I wanted to be a princess and wear my tiara, which is kind of easy. So, I asked my boyfriend what characters were in CandyLand, because I had never heard of CandyLand before. It took me about 30 seconds or a minute to figure out what I was going to wear.”

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