Halloween Wears Many Hats
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Halloween Wears Many Hats

Witches be trippin'.

Halloween Wears Many Hats

It's that time of year when Halloween is wrapping up and the eagerness for the stuffed feeling on Thanksgiving and the longing joy for Christmas are quickly approaching. But before the Halloween spirit completely disappears until next October, I wanted to present all of the appearances Halloween itself takes on Halloween...

When you are a younger kid, you and your mom might have made candy bags for everyone in your second grade class and you dressed up as a such an innocent Disney character for several years. While on that same day, your older sister is amongst her friends two hours away from home at college talking about how they want it to be a crazy fun night that they don't want to remember (yes, I said don't remember and you know what I'm talking about). Your high school self, though, said I will never do what my sister did, I would prefer to stay in for Halloween watching the ever-famous Hocus Pocus and following up with scary movies before you go to bed. You grow up, though, and the unfortunate truth of what Halloween is really like in college resurfaces yet again. Many girls use it as an excuse to wear the least amount of clothes humanly possible, and tons of guys use the night as a way to put a metaphorical and legitimate mask on and fool girls into believing they are something they aren't. It's a slippery slope of making decisions that could either change your life for the better that night or one that you would like to forget ever happened because it was so bad.

Other people see it as an excuse to use their children as accessories for the night, taking them door to door trick-or-treating and gaining a sense of self-worth that your kid got the most candy. Or if you were like my parents, we went to the local Halloween Festival and I got some candy after we'd carved the prettiest pumpkin we could find. I personally was a fan of our simple Halloween, and as I've gotten older, I have continued the tradition of a simplistic Halloween night ever since. My personal favorites, though, are the really cool parents who come up with costumes for the whole family, and they scare all of their neighbor's kids -- they win at life.

Then, you have the middle-aged people who decide to throw a raging party with all of their unattached friends, who all pass out by midnight or end up going for a Waffle House run. Or you have the newly married couples whose friends are all single, but they go out to a local Halloween event wearing the dorkiest, yet cutest couples costumes for the night.

And last, but not least, you have the great people who are so exhausted from a hellish work week, a killer midterm that was supposed to be before fall break but wasn't, or they just don't give a crap about Halloween and they stay in the watch classic scary movies (The Shining is my fave) and shove as much candy corn in their mouths as possible and call it a day.

So, you see, Halloween itself takes many different appearances, and it evolves over time with us as we evolve and grow up, too. Whatever you did this Halloween or will do in the future, just be safe and go for the boos!

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