So, Halloween’s coming this Wednesday and it’s all very exciting. Going out in fancy dress to all sorts of SPOOOOOKY parties. Still, there are some precautions to consider when celebrating this SPOOOOOOOKY holiday.
I’m not going to lie: cosplaying is my favourite part of Halloween. I love dressing up as my favourite characters and Halloween is the perfect time to do that (well that and conventions).
However, as students, financing is not on our side so don’t go overboard. I would suggest picking a character that’s easy to dress up as. For instance, this year, I’m dressing up as Agent Smith from The Matrix. Now that sounds expensive given the price of suits but luckily, Primark’s prices are very generous.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be Agent Smith. I’m just using him as an example of how to make cosplaying easy on yourself. You could just be a zombie by splattering red paint on a shirt or something.
Now, you’re not children so I doubt you’re going trick-or-treating but I’m very sure you’re going out partying. And as it’s Halloween, chances are the streets could be more dangerous (who can forget the scary clown incident of 2016?) so travel in packs and either get a taxi or an uber to where you need to go and back.
And if you’re clubbing, stick together and try not to go home with strangers. I know sexy costumes are a thing (seriously, why are they a thing?) but you need to be careful around drunkards. You don’t want to wake up in their bed the next morning and go ‘AAAAAAAAHHHHHH!’ nor do you want to be in an even worse situation. If that’s possible, make sure to get someone more responsible to look after you.
Alternatively, if you so desire, you could just stay in. Not to sound like a broken record but you don’t have to go out if you don’t want to. You could just stay in and watch a scary movie… or not. It’s a free country. You could do whatever you want so long as it’s not breaking the law.
And if you are gonna watch a movie, watch Coraline. Seriously, that’s a creative animated classic.
This is self-explanatory. Halloween’s fun and fun is what we should ideally have.
It’s Halloween, it’s scary yes but it’s also fun and exciting. Just enjoy yourself, stay safe and don’t spend too much money on sweets and costumes.
Until next time, fare thee well good people of the internet.