To All People Who Go All Out On Their Halloween Costume, You Should Spend That Money Elsewhere

To All People Who Go All Out On Their Halloween Costume, You Should Spend That Money Elsewhere

It's spooky season my dudes.


It's the most wonderful time of the year...FALL! Personally, autumn is my favorite season; it's not too cold out, but you're not drenched in sweat after spending ten minutes outside, the leaves are changing colors, you get to carve pumpkins, drink hot apple cider, and spend your weekends cozying up with your friends around a crackling bonfire. One of my favorite parts of fall is admittedly Halloween. I mean, what other time is it socially acceptable to buy bags of candy at a time and it doesn't make you seem like a pathetic loser? Yes, I'm talking about you, Valentines Day.

However, just because I'm a fan of Halloween doesn't mean I understand why exactly there's so much excessive hype for Halloween. Yes, it's fun and all to dress up in costumes, but do you know how hard it is to pick one singular costume? I have less than a week to figure out my costume before all the Halloween parties start, and I still haven't even figured out a general idea of what I want to dress up as. Halloween is one freaking night in the year, and I've seen people spend ridiculous amounts of money and time planning what they'll wear for a few hours and then most likely get drunk and puke all over. Heck, I've seen people planning multiple costumes for the weekend because they don't want to wear the same outfit to parties on different days.

As one broke college student to another: props to you for managing to afford that, but also why would you do that when you could spend that hard-earned money on something like Cane's instead, am I right? Literally, at Halloween stores, you'll see people spend hundreds on costumes and makeup to wear for three days, maximum. I'm not opposed to Halloween and parties, and honestly, I love getting free and/or discounted candy as much as the next person, but I still don't really care ~that much~ about dressing up at the end of the day.

Also, can we please make going trick or treating a thing in college? I enjoy a good party every once in a while too, but I would so rather spend my weekend collecting free candy and having a good time with my friends than watching them drink until they almost black out and being surrounded by people who feel like they have to dress in revealing clothing to get others' approval. Also, if you live anywhere in the Midwest/Northern United States, it's definitely hovering around freezing point so why would you want to spend all night freezing?


A moderate fan of Halloween

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1. The couple having sex

Once a character has shown the audience breasts, she's dead. Her gentleman suitor is likely to be gruesomely killed while still on top of her.

2. The babysitter

It's Halloween night, and the babysitter is too preoccupied with her phone calls to notice a stranger lurking in the bushes. This character is most likely female, and for some strange reason she's going to be wearing almost nothing when her boyfriend shows up.The kids are probably fine, but she is definitely dead before the night is over.

3. The skeptic

The skeptic of the group mocks everyone for being afraid. This character ventures into the dark and remains unharmed. Then, when we least expect it, this character is murdered in front of everyone. Shouldn't have taunted the killer like that.

4. The best friend

The best friend to the main character usually remains unscathed for most of the film. She'll be in the wrong place at the wrong time searching for our main character when the killer takes her. Her dead body will most likely reappear to taunt the main character.

5. The character with two lines

The sole purpose of this character to be killed and plant the seed of suspicious for the rest of the movie.

6. The Jock

He can also double as the skeptic. He believes he is brave enough to overcome whatever is happening. He is not. He dies.

7. The love interest

We want to like him, but we just cannot trust him. He always pops up at convenient times. The only way he proves his innocence is when the main character finds his body.

8. The extra creepy neighbor guy

He's the town pariah. He's lived in the same rundown house for fifty years and stares out the window all the time. Ultimately, he's a good guy and wins over the sympathy of the viewer when he lends a clue.

9. The love survivor

Our main survivor is almost always female and almost always a virgin. She has a slightly tragic past and remains pure despite the love interest's promptings throughout the film.

10. The killer

The killer is probably a guy in a mask. He had a troubled past and has proceeded to take it out on the local teenagers. Bonus points if he has a personal connection to the small town he has chosen to terrorize.

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9 Halloween Costumes We Hope To Never See After 2018

C'mon people. Lets get more original here!


C'mon people lets get more original here! It's 2018, and people are still recycling the same costumes with no real creativity.

Here are 9 Halloween costumes that should be retired after this year's spooky season:

1. Army Girl

The oh so basic "you don't wanna fight with me" captions are officially old and camo is SO out!

2. Playboy/Hugh Hefner

We have officially paid our respects long enough, may he rest in peace. And may we invest in a piece of clothing that covers our entire body!

3. Boxers

We've definitely seen enough "you should see the other guy" captions, and it's just a waste of perfectly good drawing bruises around our eyes!

4. Nerds

C'mon. If you really were a nerd, you would not be wearing those suspenders with a crop top, that simply isn't practical!

5. School girls

Sister Mary would never approve of the length of that skirt or the height of those heels!

6. Fire fighters, policemen, nurses.. lets just keep the uniforms to the people that belong in uniforms yikes!

We've seen enough skin tight spandex costumes to last us a life time!!

7. Angels and devils and the corny captions that come with it

"Yes, it hurt when I fell from heaven.""Didn't even dress up this year"...blah blah blah, move on. You look adorable, but can def be more creative c'mon.

8. Cat..or any form of animal with ears

I don't think our beloved household pets would want to be represented in little tiny lingerie!

9. Holes

While always a nice comfortable classing, and I mean c'mon orange IS the new black. This is so painfully over-done now too!

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