Instead of sitting here stressing about the fact that it is Halloween this week and that I have absolutely no costume ideas for the 5 nights I am inevitably going to be expected to dress up for, I decided to channel some of this anxiety into a Halloween themed blog post. As a senior, I am just beginning to realize that this is my last college Halloween. Halloween, as we currently know it, will seize to exist after this week (which is totally fine by my considering it is my least favorite holiday, tied with New Year’s Eve). I mean seriously, the only good part of Halloween was the trick-or-treating and the free candy. Once you get into college and the free candy stops, it is nothing but a waste of money for 100 different costumes that you will never wear again. Last time I checked, Halloween was ONE night. Since when did it become a week long extravaganza with multiple themed parties, bar events and the need for various costume options.
Which brings me to my next point… where am I supposed to get all of these different costume ideas?? All I can say is, thank god for social media. Social media has been the perfect tool for generating Halloween inspiration. Whether it is stalking sorority girls’ Facebooks, sifting through boards on Pinterest, or browsing blogs and Buzzfeed articles, social media is a great tool to utilize when trying to come up with ideas! You can find all sorts of inspiration from costumes, decorations, speciality holiday drinks, scary stories and more. Not only is it a great tool for finding inspiration, but it is also a great place to obnoxiously display all of your Halloween fun. Similar to my post about Parents’ Weekend, Halloween is just another excuse for us, social media-obsessed, millennials to showcase all of our Halloween-themed posts.
So if you’re currently laying in bed, procrastinating studying for that exam, and trying to cope with the Sunday scaries, here are some classic Halloween social media posts that you can expect to see this upcoming week:
The “I can turn anything into a sexy costume” post: No. Just stop. Please. Not every costume idea is meant to be sexy. Nor should it be. Why does everything have to be “sexy”? It has become so normalized in our society that girls must dress in their “sexiest” costumes for Halloween that anything and everything is being turned into a “sexy” version. It is basically expected that girls wear whatever is going to be the most revealing because let’s be real, we all are trying to boost our likes on our posts and draw attention with our Snapchat selfies.
The “we’re the funniest power couple you’ll ever meet and our costumes prove it” post: We all know this couple. They LOVE showing how perfect their relationship is via social media. They are all about the classic couple pics and love doing things like apple picking, pumpkin carving and hayrides, just so that they can take advantage of these “picture perfect” moments (pun intended). Whether it is the most recent pop culture reference or something from an old classic movie, they want to show that their “perfect” costume idea is just as “perfect” as their relationship.
The “my best friend is hotter, funnier and and more fun that you” post: I have to say that I am pretty guilty of this myself. My best friend and I have already been planning out our perfect couple costumes to show everyone else up. This is also an easy way to make an otherwise ordinary costume much cooler. You are sure to be the talk of the party if you pull this off–just be sure to take your couple picture before you go out that night because you are bound to lose each other at the bar and then run the risk of your “perfect” costume idea no longer making sense.
What are you planning on being for Halloween this year?? Share your ideas in the comments below! (I promise not to steal them)