You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Halloween’ tag.


Question: When do you know that something is important to American students?

Answer: When it becomes a Halloween costume.

I will just note the most popular costumes I noticed around Boston University this Halloween and will leave to you to comment on the trends and their significance:

1) The 1% – groups of students dressed in (sexy) business attire with “1%” and “Occupy Wall Street” signs in their hands

2) Gaddafi – costumes of the former Libyan leader, with or without blood stains (not sexy)

3) Steve Jobs – a balding old man with an Apple logo on his chest holding a laptop made out of cardboard (not particularly sexy)

4) Black Swan and White Swan – usually two girls dressed like the main character/s from the blockbuster ballet thriller (very sexy)

5) Angry Birds – people dressed in big round costumes like the cartoon characters from the popular game (anti-sexy)

And what were you for Halloween?

Advertisements

1. Persuade Bulgarian friends to celebrate Halloween – FAIL

Reason: To them, it’s a crazy, senseless masquerade and just another reason for girls to dress slutty and for guys to drink beer… where did they get that idea from?

2. Persuade American friends to visit Salem, MA (origin of the witch hysteria) for Halloween – FAIL

Reason: Not worth the effort, especially since there are plenty of frat parties around

3. Buy a costume from costume store (Garment District in Cambridge, MA) on Oct.30thFAIL

Reason: Everything is too expensive ($100 for an Avatar blue latex costume)

4. Make my costume/make-up myself – QUESTIONABLE

Reason: No one was sure if I was a ventriloquist doll, an harlequin, a big baby, or an outright clown… oh well…

5. Enter a club on Halloween – QUESTIONABLE

Reason: The tight mob was pressing at the doors of the club, the bouncers were taking their sweet time letting people in  although the club itself was empty, guys were climbing on top of parked cars in order to cut in line, and a girl had a stroke of panic because she was pushed around and almost suffocated

6. See a costume competition in a club – QUESTIONABLE

Reason: It turns out, being creative or funny in your costume choice so last-year. Being Katy Perry in her whipped-cream-bra-and-blue-wig costume or Lady GaGa in her swimsuit-like costumes is in!

7. Watching the Boston Halloween Bike RideSUCCESS!

Reason: I watched at least a hundred enthusiasts who had dressed up themselves and their bikes coming from Cambridge, through Boston, and down Brookline. Next year, I’m in with you!

8. Eat candy/drink pumpkin spice latte – SUCCESS

… the things we do to avoid getting “tricked”

***

If you want to see some really scary and beautiful costumes, take a look at my previous blog entry about the traditional Bulgarian monster costumes kukeri, compared to some beautiful carnival costumes from the Bahamas.

Enter your email address to subscribe to Zikata's blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 72 other followers

Follow me on Twitter!

Share this Blog

Share |
August 2018
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Read it? Rate it!

RSS Getting curious:

  • 'Crazy Rich Asians' buzz sends its box-office forecasts soaring
    With the growing buzz surrounding "Crazy Rich Asians" and its groundbreaking all-Asian cast, the film is poised to generate nearly twice as much box-office revenue as initially expected.Warner Bros., which is releasing the movie Wednesday, increased its five-day projection to $26 million, up from an estimate $18 million last month. And some indepen […]
  • Ad Age's Best Places to Work is open for submissions
    To attract top talent, you need to be a company where people want to work. And while what you make or market help influence people's opinions of you as an employer, they're not nearly enough to prove your bona fides as a first-class workplace.Ad Age's Best Places to Work surveynow open for submissionsaims to find the best of the best. With our […]
  • Havas New York interns help company go green -- starting with the straws
    In June, Havas New York Chief Creative Officer Harry Bernstein fielded more than 2,000 text messages from potential interns. The hopeful pitches were sent directly to his personal phone as part of the agency's "Text Me Harry Bee" campaign, a ploy to cut down on bureaucratic gatekeepers and cast a wider recruitment net focused on ideas rather t […]
  • Twitter's CEO thinks giving Alex Jones a 'timeout' might make him think about what he did wrong
    In the wake of the continuing controversy over Twitter's relative tolerance for professional troll Alex "Infowars" Joneseven as other platforms including Facebook and YouTube have fully banned himTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey is set to appear on "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" tonight. In a brief excerpt from the interview with Holt po […]
  • Marketer's Brief: Bud Light's Cleveland Browns 'victory fridge' is a PR win
    Welcome to the latest edition of Marketer's Brief, a quick take on marketing news, moves and trends from Ad Age's reporters and editors. Send tips/suggestions to eschultz@adage.com.Another day, another mainstream marketer pouring money into the marijuana business. Find out who below. We also take a look at the nuclear-themed movie poster for Michae […]

Your Green Eyes

Ad

Advertisements