Last year, Blog rejoiced when Halloween fell on #ThrowbackThursday. This year, we are not so fortunate: Halloween coincides with #FlashbackFriday, a watered down pseudo-version of #TBT, the classic and culturally accepted weekly Instagram holiday. We could not, however, resist getting involved in the most overkill social media-induced nostalgia trip of the year just because of the pesky Gregorian calendar…so, we have curated a BlogPanel of simpler days when Halloween wasn’t about muploading from the Whiskey Republic and out-punning your frenemies. Happy #FlashbackFriday!
Our editor-in-chief, Georgia Tollin (far left), mustache you a question.
Ari Snider musket ask you a question.
Jessica Steans-Gail, dressed as a “witch who really just wants to do arts and crafts,” rocks a mean poncho.
Hannah Pasternak was clearly a Gogol Bordello fan at a young age:
An anecdote from Albie Brown: “the principal yelled at me for 5 minutes until she finally believed that it was really just an innocent 7 foot papier-mâché nose costume.” It appears that Albie is the heir apparent to RISD’s mascot, Scrotie.
To clarify, Tucker Iverson is the one on the left. He’s the robot
with the blue nipples gold pipe-cleaner antennae. Tucker proudly notes that he “made it myself. It’s whatever.”
Kenji Endo “missed the memo about the Jabbawockeez costumes (I’m the vending machine…).”
Before Princess Kate, there was Princess Kate Storey-Fisher (middle):
Shark Week came early that year for Alexander Kaplan:
Edith Young, an astronaut with bravado:
After Carolyn Rachofsky mastered the Big Cat look…
…she reinvented the Halloween trope altogether. Here she is below, wearing a lion’s mask under her beard. Carolyn adds, “I‘m only posting this because I like humiliating myself.”
Brian Semel (right), a big cat of a different breed:
Sydney Mondry (right) and her cousin dressed as “bewildered lions.” Nants ingonyama bagithi baba.
Mariana Castro, looking spooOOooky:
Julia Elia living the life aquatic:
Cindanielle-a (Danielle Perelman, far right):
Who wore it best? Superman edition: Hank Winton, Mark Valdez, or Neal Poole? Cast your vote in the comments box.
Images via the BlogDailyHerald staff.