Junior Ali Angel shows she’s true blue during Fantasy Team Dress-up Day during the Homecoming Week festivities. She’s Major League Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers blue this day, but as a child she wore a baby pink Dodger outfit and wasn’t out of place, since her whole family bleeds National League Dodger blue.
Here’s what Miss Angel thinks about being in costume. “When you’re a nervous, high-social-status-seeking underclassman, you worry that dressing up as a fairytale creature or going out on a limb and wearing a funky hat will make you look like that ‘weird kid who went too far.’ But when you get to be an upper classman, I have personally learned that you really just don’t care about that petty stuff anymore, and the crazier your costume is, comparatively, the better rep you get. Chaminade went with the theme, ‘World of Fantasy’ for this year’s homecoming , which gave us lots of opportunity for freedom and creativity in our costumes. You could imagine that Oct. 24, Chaminade literally looked like Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and that all of the boys got in arguments Oct. 25 over whose jersey sported the name of the best soccer player. I didn’t plan anything extravagant for Oct. 21 Pajama Day until I found a crazy poncho Snuggie and sleeping mask that I thought would maybe spark a few laughs and a bit of recognition. When pictures of me posing in it were splattered all over social media and people were Tweeting their excitement about seeing my costume for the next day, I soon realized that dressing up in these costumes is a lot more fun if you put in some effort to stand out and look a little crazy. From my out-of-the-box Cat Woman costume to the Dumbledore ensemble of Oct. 24 (trust me it took a lot of guts for me to walk out of my car with my beard, gray-sprayed hair, Dumbledore robe, and spectacles) and my crazy-spirited Dodger gear Oct. 25, I had a lot of fun getting really into it. And when we go to a school where our attire is the same colors and clothing pieces every day, why not take advantage of an entire week of free dress?”