Students at Waikikai College are teaching their students how to make their Halloween costumes really American.
The class, called Halloween in Hawaii, started last week and is being held this week.
“The students who are going to be doing it are people who have never had any Halloween costumes before, they’ve never seen a pumpkin or seen a costume that’s so different from their own,” said the instructor, Dr. Kristin Guevara.
The class was created to teach students how they can dress up as their favorite American movie, television, music, comic book, cartoon or any other cultural icon, and that the costumes can be made to be as authentic as possible.
“I feel like this is kind of a big opportunity, because we’ve seen it all over the world, and I think that we’re able to bring it here to Hawaii,” Gue.
“It’s kind of the perfect opportunity to teach it to the students, because it’s a lot of fun, it’s really exciting, and the kids are really into it.”
Guevaro said the class is a way to help people understand the cultures and traditions that are so important to Hawaiians.
“They have been in these countries for so long, and they’ve had a lot to go through,” she said.
“For them to be able to go back to those traditions, I think it’s something that is really exciting for them to do.”
We have the opportunity to make Halloween costumes, and it’s not just about dressing up and doing it.
It’s about celebrating those things and being able to celebrate those traditions and celebrate the holiday.
“The class is open to all ages, and Gue said that the first class of students was a couple of guys, and then later this year there will be a couple more.”
This is the first step, and we’re hoping to see how this works,” she added.”
If it works, it’ll be amazing because I think we’ll see that it’s going to spread to other colleges, so it’s only going to grow and grow.
“To learn more about the class, visit www.halloweeninhawaii.com.