ABOUT 20 children took part in a Halloween costume contest at Ipoh Parade shopping centre.
The participants, aged 12 and below, were dressed in various costumes, ranging from jack-o’-lanterns and zombies to witches.
The contest was won by nine-year-old Eunice Chong, who was in a bright pink, elaborate dress together with a pointed hat. She took home RM900 worth of prizes.
Second place was won by Lew Zi Ning while in third place was Kimberly Ng. They won RM700 and RM600 respectively.
Among the eye-catching costumes during the contest were those worn by sisters Elyza Omer Sohail, eight, and Alana, five.
Alana had dressed up as Pennywise from the It film while Elyza dressed as Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.
Both were consolation prize winners, taking home RM100 worth of prizes each. Their father, Omer Sohail, said his daughters were excited to take part in the contest.
“My daughters were over the moon when I told them about the costume contest.
“We decided to spend the weekend together here in Ipoh Parade to support them, ” he said.
“They really enjoyed the occasion, ” he added.
Apart from the contest, there were fun-filled games and a trick-or-treat walkabout.
Ipoh Parade advertising and promotions assistant manager Lim Huey Tyng said she was amazed at the enthusiasm shown by the parents and children during the contest.
“This is our second time celebrating Halloween in Ipoh Parade and I am pleased that our activities were able to attract so many shoppers, ” she said.