Whew! Halloween is officially over. It’s been a long weekend of partying (and for those with far less school work, whole week of partying) I spent most of Halloween admiring all the costumes and just taking my first all-american Halloween in. It isn’t really a thing back home, so I really enjoyed the opportunity to get all costumed up and hang out with cool people. But man, was my weekend packed!
First thing first on the Halloween checklist was a costume competition, and my group of friends went as a modern wizard of Oz. It was so much fun pulling the costume together and getting ready (although the time crunch did make things a little nerve wracking). We didn’t win, but my friend won for best hair and makeup, so that was super exciting!
The next night however, things really stepped up. All sorts of events were happening across campus – competitions and parties and performances. In the true spirit of the holiday, however, my friends and I began the night trick-or-treating. I’m not sure if I’m actually ever going to recover from the amount of candy that I ate. Someone please take the fruit rollups away from me.
I was also lucky enough to catch two performances on Halloween. The first was a concert where college kids got to play and the second was a student written performance about the life backstage. I also heard that there was a murder mystery party happening, but we couldn’t fit it into our night. Definitely something to add to the list! I’ve always wanted to attend one of those (perhaps as the murderer…)
Finally, this Halloween I got to see my first-ish screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show! I had actually watched the movie years ago with my father, but believe me when I say that I did not remember most of it and didn’t understand the movie when I first watched it. Which is probably good, because I don’t really want to meet the child who ‘gets’ Rocky Horror Picture Show. While it wasn’t in the true spirit of Rocky (there wasn’t a live performance, for one) I’m definitely very interested in going to one! How much fun would it be to throw toast and sing along with a whole audience?
I would say that my first Halloween was definitely a success, but I’m glad I have a whole year to rest and begin planning my next costume. Needless to say, some people definitely put me to shame. You know you’re not in Kansas anymore when you pass a man dressed as tower. Or a whole army of masked Mexican wrestlers.
How were your Halloweens? And who else is excited for Thanksgiving? AND THEN CHRISTMAS.