A few weeks ago, Pratt Institute’s Undergraduate Communications Design Department held its 9th annual Halloween Costume and Pumpkin Carving Contest and the winners are pretty darn creative. I just couldn’t resist posting these even though you’re probably already thinking about turkey (no? just me?). Being in an area of New Jersey that had some damage from Hurricane Sandy, it really feels like we didn’t have a Halloween at all this year, so seeing these creative costumes made me smile and think about making next year’s Halloween that much better.

Graduate and undergraduate students from across the Institute were invited to enter their most inventive designs for a chance to win cash prizes. The event, which showcases Pratt students’ creativity and flair for design, had 95 participants and many more attendees.

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Most Original: Capitoline Wolf with Romulus & Remus
Hunter Hampton, Communications Design, Advertising 2013

The Most Creative and Original 2012 Halloween Costumes from Pratt Students in style fashion main  Category

Most Beautiful: The Death of Print
Chia Lynn Kwa, Communications Design, Graphic Design 2013

The Most Creative and Original 2012 Halloween Costumes from Pratt Students in style fashion main  Category

Funniest: Is Your Refrigerator Running? (Then You Better Go Catch It!)
Rose Wong, Communications Design, Illustration 2014

The Most Creative and Original 2012 Halloween Costumes from Pratt Students in style fashion main  Category

Scariest: Cereal Eating Monster
Shannen Joachim, Communications Design, Advertising 2013

The Most Creative and Original 2012 Halloween Costumes from Pratt Students in style fashion main  Category

Best Concept: someecards – We’re Total Fucking Badasses
Gabriella Ibrahim, Communications Design, Advertising 2014
Karen Moreno, Communications Design, Graphic Design 2014

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Best Pumpkin: Pantone Color Swatch
Ben Apatow, Communications Design, Advertising 2013
Ana Macias, Communications Design, Graphic Design 2013
Laura Zalewski, Communications Design, Advertising 2014

Judges were from the Undergraduate Communications Design Department included M. Cecilia Almeida, assistant chair; Michael Gerbino, adjunct professor; Philip Graziano, assistant to the chair; Michael Kelly, adjunct associate professor; and Father Michael Perry, former Chaplain of Pratt Chapel and friend of the department.

Photos by Puja Chodha.