It’s Halloweekend at BC (and I guess other colleges, too) and that can only mean one thing: ridiculous costumes. On the off chance you have been living under a rock for a few years or happen to be new to this whole “college” thing, here is a list of the 10 people you will definitely see out this weekend:
1. The Try-Hard
Nothing says “I spent 6 hours in front of the mirror and have been planning this since last year” better than this person’s costume. Mostly because this person will stand on the outer edge of parties, give one-armed hugs, and refrain from dancing too hard so as to avoid getting sweaty or stained.
2. The Social Media Fiend
You’ll see this person clad in whatever is currently popular or trending on YouTube, Facebook, and/or Twitter. Keep a special eye out for Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus’s wrecking ball, Sharknado, or a fox coincidentally saying “WA-PA-PA-PA-PA-PA-POW.”
3. The Unoriginal Classic
This person will dress tastefully in a popular, yet not too popular costume that they purchased for full price online. Best friends may be seen sporting ketchup and mustard or anything Pixar or Disney related. Maybe this person will get really wild and portray a cast member of a popular television show to ensure that the costume won’t require any explanation.
4. The Airhead
This person genuinely did not realize that Halloween was approaching, and never planned a costume. In an attempt to cover up this memory lapse, he or she will throw together a costume last minute. You may see them as The Color Blue, a cowboy, or a nerd.
5. The Plastics
“Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”
6. The Non-Conformist
Be on the lookout for anyone who criticizes girls for wearing their underwear and boys for looking, uses big words like “misogyny” or “feminism” as an excuse for lacking a costume, has his or her nose in the air, or just generally doesn’t enjoy happiness.
7. The Social Activist
You know that person who dressed up as a binder full of women last year? Well, they’re back, and they mean business. Look out for the equality symbol, a cup of tea with a party hat on, a 404 system error message, or maybe someone recycling their old hot dog costume as Anthony Weiner.
8. The Buzzkill
This person didn’t try to ruin the group costume. Really, they didn’t. They just, you know, aren’t really that funny or enthusiastic. Or maybe they just didn’t “get” the general theme. Like you were all going to be the cast of Ghost Busters, and they never saw the movie so they threw on a sheet to be ironic.
9. The Jokester
This person dominates Halloween just as they likely dominate comedy clubs or their social circle. They carefully selected a clever costume idea, kept it a secret, and executed it perfectly. This costume will be funny, but not offensive; silly, but not dumb. They win at Halloween, and you’re okay with that.
10. The Questionably Tasteless
This person tried so hard for a good joke that they went too far. This person is severely toeing the fine line between funny and offensive, and they may not make it through the night without some sort of confrontation and necessarily lecturing from their peers. Consider this person as a warning and remember to dress with respect.
And, for those of you still struggling to find a last minute costume, just remember:
Have fun with it.
Featured image via Pinterest.