Paige Bowermaster frightens as Wendigo


Kent Wallisch

Paige Bowermaster, also known as THE WENDIGO, shows off her costume at the Ghoul Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Julia Mascaro, Features Editor

At Ghoul Fest, senior Paige Bowermaster was a Wendigo, which according to Algonquian folklore is a mythical man-eating monster or evil spirit native to the northern forests of the Atlantic Coast and Great Lakes Region of the United States and Canada (

She wanted to be a Wendigo because Paige is part Native American, and one of the biggest legends they tell is about the Wendigo.

Bowermaster designed this costume in about two months, and this was her first time designing any outfit/costume. She made her own horns out of papier mache and attached it to a headband, which she then painted with acrylic paints.

That was her favorite part of the costume as well as others who said she looked “scary, sick, and awesome.”

Next, she cut up some holes and put blood all around them, she wished she would have taken her time on cutting the holes, but they still turned out perfectly imperfect. The final touch of her costume was a lot of makeup.

Bowermaster said, “Some people didn’t even recognize it was me at first.”

If you ever need to find Bowermaster, you can find her in Mr. Wallisch’s Art 2 class. She is intending to pursue a career in illustration and possibly attend Pennsylvania School of Art and Design.

Bowermaster’s favorite costume at the dance was Emily O’Donnell’s, which can be seen here.

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