As a child, there was nothing more fun than dressing up as your favorite superhero and parading around the neighborhood while your parents watched you receive pounds of candy. Then came the awkward stage in middle school where you still wanted to go trick-or-treating, but didn’t want your parents tagging along.
High school was a whole different ballgame. There were always kids who tried to throw Halloween parties and ended up getting busted. Others just hung out and watched scary movies while they helped hand out candy to the younger children in the neighborhood. Last, but not least, there was always that one group of high school kids who still went trick-or-treating just because there was nothing better to do.
The Halloween spirit peaked at around age 12, and then attempted a comeback in high school, but it finally reappears better than ever in college. Halloween in college eclipses all the other Halloweens that we’ve had combined.
There are many reasons why Halloween in college is the best, but lets start with the most obvious. College students are away from their parents. We can do whatever we want when it comes to Halloween. This means we can go to a huge Halloween party or just hang out and watch a scary movie marathon.
Secondly, college students take costumes to another level. People will show up with incredible costumes that took them all week to make. I doubt you are going to see as many unique and possibly offensive costumes at any other point in your life as you will this weekend at Tech.
Halloween in college is not limited to just one night- it’s a marathon event. It falls on a Thursday this year, so have multiple costumes ready, as there will be parties and events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The best way to have a fun Halloween in college is to dress up. You don’t want to be that person who was too cool, or most likely too lazy, to wear a costume. Since most college students are strapped for cash, take advantage of the clothes that are already in your closet. Even if you just wear all orange and call yourself a pumpkin, don’t deprive yourself the chance to let loose with your peers.
At the end of the day, Halloween is an excuse to look ridiculous with your friends and your community. It only comes around once a year, and now is the time to get involved. Have fun with it and, as always, be safe.