Halloween Freshmen vs. Senior Year

Freshmen year of college, Halloween is essentially a reenactment of that scene from Mean Girls. You know the one: they all dress up in the sexiest costumes they can find, but no one tells Cady Heron, so she dresses up in a genuinely scary costume. Well, your freshmen year of college will be like that - everyone going to extremes for their costumes, either the “sexy” version of some profession or traditional costume (nurse, vampire, witch, cop, you name it) or people dressing in impressive costumes that likely took hours to put together (too bad your makeup will just be sweated off at the party you head to). People put time and effort into their costumes and care about them. You’ll see lots of group costumes, puns, traditional costumes, and couples’ costumes, but this mindset quickly changes.

For most people, by the time senior year rolls around, you won’t be nearly as concerned about finding the perfect costume. Why should you be, when you’ve spent the last three years putting effort into Halloween and now have three (likely more, because you’d swap costumes every night of Halloweekend) perfectly good costumes you can just recycle. Or, why bother dressing up at all when you can go to a bar and put on a hat or headband with ears and you’re good to go!

When you remember Halloween is coming:

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Getting your costume ready:

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When you see you friend with a truly terrifying costume:

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Once you finally go out for the night:

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