Honolulu Community College (HonCC) greeted the fall season with a variety of Halloween activities.



HonCCʻs Library hosted a cosplay (costume play) presentation wtih faculty member Kenneth Quilantang from the Language Arts Department.

While cosplay and costuming has grown in popularity, crafting, performing, and costuming has a rich history dating back to the early 19th century.

In addition to discussing the history of this art form, Quilantang also shared techniques that can be used in creating costumes.

The library hosted a mini-costume contest. The contest was limited to the first ten participants who signed up. The first and second place winners received a free three-day pass to February’s Amazing! Comic Con Aloha.


COSME Most Creative Winner.JPGOn Friday, October 26th HonCC’s Cosmetology (COSME) department hosted their sixth Halloween Gala. The event, which is open to the public, is planned by the Cosmetology Club officers, committee and advisor.

Kevin Murata, an instructor with HonCC’s COSME program, shared that the gala provides the students with a platform to showcase their hair and makeup creativity.

“Everyone enjoys participating in the Gala. Many hours go into its planning and preparation. But on the day of the Gala it’s worth it. We get to see our students unique and creative Halloween designs come to life.”

While admission to the gala is free, attendees may donate money which will be used to fund the clubʻs community service projects and on/off campus events.

Murata shared that he enjoys observing his students’ journey through the creative process. “Watching them take their designs from paper to real life on a model is exciting. The enthusiasm and joy they have when they see the hair and makeup come together is so rewarding to witness.”

Walk and Roll


Halloween morning started off with Walk and Roll, Keiki Hauʻoli Children Center’s costume walk around campus.

Each year the children dress up and visit a few of the buildings around the center where staff members can give the keiki healthy treats.

Staff members from several departments dressed up to make the keiki “roll up” more fun and festive!

To see more “spook-tacular” pictures, check out the Halloween 2018 Flickr album!