Life of an Eighth Grader: Spooky Scary Halloween Blog

One of my two favorite times of year has arrived! From late October to early February, the nights are getting longer, fall and winter colors give nature a gorgeous color palette, and of course, there are a disproportionate amount of holidays! By the time this comes out, the first of those holidays… ok, to be honest, it probably will have passed, but it’s the thought that counts, right? Anyway, for all intents and purposes, it’s National Candy Day, also known as Halloween.
The only problem for me as a blogger is that there’s so much to talk about when it comes to Halloween, and almost all of it’s been discussed in one way or another. Halloween’s just a popular subject, you know? I mean, you name it, there’s an article for it. History? There’s an article for that. Baking tips? There’s an article for that. Discussion of the oversaturation of Halloween? There’s an article for that. The possibilities are limitless, and yet incredibly constricted by the need to not sound too cliche. So, what now? The only solution is either to lean back on one of the old topics and hope you can provide a new spin on it, or to make up something new off the top of your head and hope it’s not exceedingly abstruse. In my case, for the sake of time, I’m going to do the former. Today, folks, the name of the game is costumes.
I’ve seen a lot of…interesting costumes this season. For some reason, a lot of people are finding it ‘in’ to dress up as babies, of all things. What’s up with that? I’m not judging these individuals or anything; I am genuinely confused. I mean, I saw a couple of the costumes that one would expect this year: Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squad outfit, FNaF animatronics, and a couple of people dressed as Prince. Then, there were a few year-round favorites: zombies, Disney Characters, the like. But then there were some odder ones. One of my friends showed up in a pirate costume and claimed to be Batman dressed as a pirate girl. There were more than a few people dressed as Snapchat filters. Again, not judging, just a little confused. Of course, I’m not one to shy away from an esoteric costume. My Roxy Lalonde costume was recognized by few, which I expected, but I would have appreciated the reference having been gotten by at least more than two people. Oh, well. ^.^
Then, of course, there were the people who came as very accurate representations of themselves. Another friend of mine, Sophie (who’s probably going to be editing this [Hi, Sophie] {Heya! – Sophie}), decided to come as a sociopathic murderer. That is, they blend into society perfectly. That is, she didn’t wear a costume. …Creative? {HECK, YEAH, IT WAS! – Sophie again} Meh, costumes aren’t for everyone, I suppose. And the ones I did see were very creatively done. Nationally, pirates were the most popular costume this year, but I bet most of them weren’t crossdressing Batman. And as confusing as I found the Snapchat filters, they were really good costumes. So, celebrate Halloween as you may, it’s undeniable that this is the start of an awesome season!
(Except for allergies, but you get my point.)

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