City Council announces winners of homemade Halloween costume competition

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Galway City Council has announced the winners of the Sew Scary Halloween Costume Competition, which ran as part of Reuse Month in October 2018.

Creative students across Galway were invited to take part in Sew Scary, a campaign to encourage people to make their own Halloween costumes from recycled materials, instead of buying something new.

The overall primary school winner was Caoimhe Callaghan from Scoil Cholmcille Naofa Castlegar, with her washing machine costume, made from old boxes, detergent cartons and Velcro.

The third level overall winner was Honor Curé, from Galway Community College, with her beautiful Faun costume, with a handmade headpiece and skirt.

Category winners will receive a €100 shopping voucher, with one runner up per category receiving a €50 voucher. In addition, a number of special merit winners were selected, and will receive €10 vouchers.

Other winners and runners up

Primary School Runner Up
Silver Robot, by Nessa O Leary, 4 th Class, Scoil Ide, Ardnamara

Special Merit Winners
A number of special merit winners were awarded to recognise the creativity and talent of the children entering.

Groot from The Guardians of the Galaxy by Samuel Hresko in 2nd class, Scoil Cholmcille Naofa, Castlegar.

Lumiere, by Sophie Keane, 5 th Class, Scoil Ide, Ardnamara

Witch, Holly Duignan, Scoil Rois. Costume made with packing materials- bubblewrap and plastic wrap, old clothes and curtain material upcycled, sticks, twine, tape andpaint.

Queen of Hearts, by Ciara Stapleton, 3 rd Class, Scoil Ide, Ardnamara – made with old bottle tops and playing cards.

I Scream Stand, by Maia Hyland, 3 rd Class, Scoil Ide, Ardnamara

Robot, by Breen O Connor, 1 st Class, Scoil Ide, Ardnamara

Popcorn, by Moemen Idris, 3 rd class, St Pat’s Boys N.S.

Zombie teacher, by Michael O Connor, 5 th class, St Pats Boys NS

Two exceptional entries from Galway County schools also received Special Merit prizes in recognition of their originality and inventiveness.

Junior Infants, St. Annin’s National School, Rosscahill. Co. Galway – Recyclable Witches Outfit

Roast of the Day, by Síomha Galligan, 11 years old, 6 th Class in Belclare National School.

The costume was made at home from an old dress, apron, oven gloves cardboard and a roasting tray.