Halloween Costume Roundup 2015

"I'm still the cover photo right?"

“I’m still the cover photo right?” – Ed Thorndike ’89 of WesWings

We hope that everyone had a great Halloweekend (or, if you’re like me and didn’t realize that Halloween is a 3-4 night affair, we hope you had a great Halloween)!

Last week, we made a write-in for Halloween costumes. We received 23 costumes—up from last year’s turnout of only 7! Here’s a (moderately-sized) handful of costumes that people sent in to Wesleying that show off the spooky, creative, and downright weird Wesleyan spirit:

scully mulder HM

Costume: Scully and Mulder from X-Files ????

“a few people recognized our costume and got SUPER excited. but only a few” — HT ’17 and KG ’17

vampire LL

Costume: Vampire schoolgirl

“I went to an all girls, uniform school from kindergarten to senior year, and had to wear a super stereotypical uniform, so I decided to make it a lil spooky.” — LSL ’18

inara and mal JM

Costume: Inara Serra form Firefly

MHD ’19 and I were Mal Reynolds and Inara Serra from the brilliant but tragically cancelled 2002 space western Firefly by Wes alum Joss Whedon. Her character, Mal, is a war-hardened but deeply loyal and sarcastic captain of our ship Serenity, my character, Inara, is a high-class space courtesan or “Companion”. Described by friends and passerby as “the best costume idea ever”, “I FUCKING LOVE YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME”, “costume goals/life goals”, “omg omg omg”, and “you look like a goddess”. The whole shindig was shiny.” — JM ’19

dancing girl emoji MF

Costume: the “dancing girl” emoji

“Flashback to Thursday: I was freaking out because I didn’t have any ideas for what I was going to be for Halloween. I headed down to the CFA costume sale for inspiration, and happened upon this fabulous dress! Immediately, I knew I should use it to be the “dancing girl” emoji. The stars had clearly aligned to make this happen: I thought I’d left my red heels at home, but when I got back to my dorm and looked in my closet, there they were!” — MF ’19

100 emoji JB

Costume: the 100 emoji

“I spent way too much money on this outfit!” — JB ’18

Costume: some grapes

GR ’18 and her non-Wes friend

zoolander

Costume: All of Will Ferrell’s characters

MC ’16, MJ ’16, ES ’16, CM ’16, SG ’16, CM ’16, HP’16

Thanks so much for sharing your costumes with us!

[UPDATE]

Here’s the last two submissions, which brings our total up to 29 costumes! Good work!

bob's burgers

Costume: The Belcher Family

“We had a group costume from the show Bob’s Burgers. We also bought a bunch of hamburgers from McDonalds and handed them out to anyone that immediately recognized our costume!!” — MK ’16 , JC ’16 , EP ’16, JL ’16, VA ’16

hillary

Costume: Hillary Clinton

“Wanted a reason to wear my pantsuit.” — AS ’18

And with that, Halloween is officially over… let’s pray the Christmas carols hold of at least until Thanksgiving is over!