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How to Get Into the Halloween Spirit Now That It’s Fall

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As much as I would love to pretend the Halloween season starts in September, the summer weather at TAMU prevents me from doing so. Now that we’re finally in October, it’s time to take advantage of our sweet 31 days of the spooky season. Here are some ideas on how to get into the Halloween mood.

1. Get seasonal drinks. Whether it’s apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte, some drinks just *taste* like fall. Although that latte still may be iced, it’ll feel like sweater weather even at 80+ degrees.

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2. Do some spooky crafts. My partner and I made a bat pillowcase and painted pumpkin statues. Craft stores have plenty of seasonal craft kits for those of us who are not artistically gifted.

3. Plan your costume ASAP. Make a Pinterest board of costume inspiration, scope out thrift stores for the perfect piece for your costume, and decide if you’re going to coordinate your costume with a friend. This way, you won’t have to scramble for a costume for a mid-October Halloween party.

4. Do some Halloween makeup. Whether its a slightly darker eye or full-out spider web eyeliner, you’ll be showing everyone that Thanksgiving can WAIT.

Personally, I am most excited for that first cold front where it’ll finally be colder outside than inside. My orange lipstick has been waiting for this season for months now, and it’s finally here.

Valeri is a Pisces and freshman Biology student at Texas A&M University. This is her first year writing for Her Campus.