Students dressed in creative costumes partied together in the Encore during the Funkin’ Ball on Oct. 30 that was hosted by Centertainment.
Around 150 students participated in the costume contest while listening to live bands and eating Halloween candy.
Centertainment concert coordinator Jenna McGivern was excited about students’ interest in the ball. McGivern was pleasantly surprised the event had such a large turnout the day before Halloween weekend.
“It’s the day before Halloween, so I was happy to be able to have a show,” said McGivern.
The band Bowser kicked off the event, setting a spooky mood with their unique funky sound. Bowser played both cover songs and original music.
Soap, a funk band, headlined the event.
They wowed audience members with a variety of music, including a cover of Haddaway’s “What is Love.”
“I thought the music was great,” said freshman Nate Peterson. “It attracted a nice crowd and was fun to dance to.”
Through the contest, students had the chance to win prizes such as Central Board Shop gift certificates, a Soap CD and candy.
Students were impressed with the variety of costume ideas their peers came up with, though only three students received prizes for their ensembles. An unidentified student dressed as Scooby-Doo took first place.
“My favorite costume was the full body squirrel,” said sophomore Jillian Behling. “I liked how there seemed to be a lot of original and varying costumes.”
McGivern hopes to host the event in the future and make it bigger and better for students.