The ultimate JMU costume

imagesMadisonman-FansThe air is thick and blustery around the valley today, and it’s appropriately cloudy for Halloween. The leaves have turned and there’s a hint of wood smoke in the air. And all around campus there’s a little buzz.

Pint-sized, costumed trick-or-treaters are roaming some office halls with bags in hand, and you’ll find a few appropriately dressed staffers wandering around as well. All this excitement foreshadows even more this weekend as alumni return to campus for Homecoming festivities.

But tonight, as the witching hour approaches, as the oranges and reds of the landscape fade away to the glow of carved pumpkin faces, and as porch lights blink on to welcome little scary goblins, I thought it was a good idea to show you the ultimate JMU costume.

Conceived in the creative mind of alumnus Scott Worner (’81) — and produced by his willing and able mom — Madison Man and the costume he created live in the annals of the university. You can read the whole story here, and catch up with Scott (unmasked!) in the next Madison magazine. Look for it to hit newstands and mailboxes in early December.

And if you’ll stay tuned to this blog (better yet, if you sign up and follow it), you might hear more about Scott and his perspectives on the changing landscape of education in Virginia.

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