Dream A Fantastic Dream

Jacob Toman, Crown Writer and Photographer

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” Like Zeus in the popular Disney movie Hercules, the hearts of the Marian students were strong and ready for Homecoming week. Students put their imagination to work and prepared for the Disney theme. Monday was Disney movie day. Whether it was Star Wars and Han Solo or Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother, most students were very excited for the Disney theme. Marian students were very creative and used their imagination to explore all of the Disney possibilities and costumes. “I’m wearing all pink, and my hair is in pigtails. Winnie The Pooh inspired me,” said Rhiannon Newsome (10) as she was one of many students who was inspired by such a classic movie. “I’m wearing a Hawaiian outfit and have a Stitch plushie. My favorite movie is Lilo and Stitch, and that inspired my costume” said Ashley Alfante (10). Disney has so many movies which gave students so many options for costumes. Students dressed as princesses like Moana by wearing Hawaiian-themed clothes with a necklace for the heart of Te Fiti and Belle and her yellow dress.  

Many students took the advice of Pinocchio who said,“Always let your conscience be your guide,” as they went with their conscience in deciding on and preparing a costume.  “It took me five minutes to put this all together!” said Newsome (10).  Other students put hours into their costumes including shopping and buying the actual costume from a Halloween store or making their own with t-shirts, ribbons, markers, and makeup. Some students even tied balloons onto their backpacks to become the Wilderness Explorers from the movie Up. Others went shopping to find classic Disney onesies like Stitch, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Mickey Mouse.

For many students, the advice from the movie Tangled was helpful. “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” Many students went outside the box in putting together their costumes and were adventurous. “Homecoming spirit week has begun,” said Alfante (10). Students were ready for a week of Disney fun and took the advice of Walt Disney himself, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”