If you’ve been anywhere near social media lately, you’ll know that fall is upon us. We are in the thick of (Instagrams of) changing leaves, colorful scarves, and autumnal pumpkin spice lattes. Fall comes with a practically mandatory checklist of activities that you must complete and record with photo documentation. Yet as I complete every item on my fall checklist, I can’t help but feel like a total try-hard. It seems to me that fall is just about the most basic and contrived season of all time.
1. Apple Picking
The first item on everyone’s fall checklist list is apple picking. For a few hours and a couple bucks, you can don a flannel and pretend you’re a Puritan who stumbled out of a J Crew. Apple picking is a great way to get fresh produce and reconnect with nature (?) but the fun is strained. It’s tiring and you have to take one million pictures until everyone has a new default photo of their liking.
2. Pumpkin Flavored Everything
Starting around September, every major food chain rolls out a new product flavored “pumpkin” as if said product isn’t just flavored “cinnamon.” I love a good Pumpkin Spice Latte as much as the next seventh-grade-girl-trapped-in-a-19-year-old’s body, but I resent the fact that Starbucks has built an empire on something that tastes like flavors they already had. To me, pumpkins (and gourds for that matter) are the decorative vegetables you keep around the house during Halloween – they’re certainly not sweet and delicious.
Halloweek flew by faster than Marnie and her grandma on a high-powered broom (see below). It was a long four days, but a sick four days — literally “sick,” as my voice was shot by the end of night one. Yet, it was without a doubt the most fun I’ve had at Brown thus far. As we say goodbye to October and all of its quiet (and not-so-quiet) graces — perfect weather, hellish midterms, a Red Sox win, an excuse to go out four nights in a row, campus protests, and another Fox News shoutout — I wanted to reflect upon what I learned over the past week. Halloweek, you were a hella-week, for sure. Here are 18 things I learned from my first Halloweek:
Thanks to all who submitted photos of their costumes to our third annual costume contest. We received an overwhelming number of submissions this year, and we were glad that we had the chance to bear witness to your creativity and execution, even though we probably saw you on the street/at a party/at Jo’s at some point this weekend but just don’t remember. In true Twelve Angry Men fashion, the editors of BlogDH engaged in a heated debate over your submissions before reaching a final consensus. Without further ado, the MVP of Halloween.
Name: Emily W. ’14.5
Descriptions from left to right, top to bottom: Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus; Squealer the pig, one of the original nine Beanie Babies; Angelica Pickles (and her doll Cynthia) from The Rugrats; Regina George and the Plastics (left to right: Julia S., ’14, Emily W. ’14.5, Vivianne A., ’14); Wanda and Cosmo (Conor M., Skidmore ’14) from The Fairly Odd Parents.
Congratulations, Emily! As promised, her photos will be featured in every post that we put up today. Check out the runners-up after the jump.
…the deadline to submit your pictures to the third annual Halloweek costume contest, that is.
Did you rock the most awesome costume at Halloween Whisko? Ultra? Vanity? House parties? Frat houses? The SciLi? Wherever you and your costume went this week, you can achieve campus-wide fame by entering our third annual Halloweek costume contest!
Send a picture of your costume to firstname.lastname@example.org with your first name and the first initial of your last name, your class year, and a brief description of your costume by TONIGHT at5 p.m. If you’re lucky, your beautiful face (and costume, duh) will be featured in every post we run tomorrow. Send ‘em on in! What are you waiting for?
The first day of Hannukah and Thanksgiving aren’t the only holidays that collide this year: today isn’t just Halloween, it’s also fucking Thursday. Yes, its a #tbt Halloween. To commemorate this epic occurrence, which won’t happen again until 2019, BlogDH shares with you their favorite #tbt Halloween get-ups. -Katie Bright
Ana Colon: I was Esmeralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame like three years in a row. Whatever.
Katie Bright: Taking a break from trick-or-treating to read? That, or my mom staged the photo. I also would totally wear this tonight. Continue Reading
Editorial Disclaimer: This post has been created by college students for college students. It has been rated NC-17 for its sexual nature and anatomically graphic references. Please proceed at your own risk. Thanks for reading! Love, BlogDH
Monica and I have seen a bunch of wonderful Halloween costumes at parties recently, and we wanted to talk about how they inspire us. And really, how else would they inspire us besides inspiring us sexually? Halloween is the perfect time to get your sexy on, and there is no better time for role-play. We decided to take the opportunity to throw out a few suggestions for sex positions and acts that we think go well with the sentiment of several popular Halloween getups.
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