“For your viewing pleasure”
–Ed Thorndike ’89 of WesWings
Alright, ya’ll. It’s the day that we all look forward to. It’s the end of Spooptober, the start of Christmas, because we can’t capitalize off of Thanksgiving, unless it’s Black Friday.
It’s Halloween. And did ya’ll impress. We asked (yesterday) for your costumes, and
I think my eyes are still burning I’m very impressed by the creativity of the student body.
Check out the costumes after the jump!
We want your spoo-ky/scar-y/sexy/stylish costumes!
Email us (staff[at]wesleying[dot]org) your pictures from Halloweekend/Halloween with the subject “Costume Write In” and your name and class year in the body (also any fun info/captions for your picture), and we’ll feature you on the blog! Group costumes and bad puns encouraged!
“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:
So last week, we made a call for student Halloween costumes. There are roughly 2,900 students attending Wes, and we received a total of SEVEN costume submissions—that’s 0.2% of the student body. That kind of turnout is only comparable to that of our athletic events (except for baseball–we have the highest attendance in all of D3!).
Without further ado, a non-representative sample of people who are clearly more enthusiastic about their costumes than you were about yours:
Costume: Bob and Linda Belcher
“LR ’16 came over dressed as Linda Belcher. I didn’t have a costume. She said, “You could be Bob.” 15 minutes later, we had this. DIY like a boss.” — GR ’16
PSA from the Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Sofi Goode ’17:
“I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was the groan of mortal terror.
It was not a groan of pain or of grief—oh, no!—it was the low
stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged
When it came to scary stories, Edgar Allen Poe knew what was up. But
do you? Bring your ghost stories, bring your creepy poetry! Get in
touch with that “mortal terror” for Halloween 2k14.
Treats will be provided. Costumes are encouraged. Hosted by the
Shapiro Creative Writing Center and Writer’s Block.
Date: Thursday, October 30th
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street
From the incredible Sonia Max ’17:
Let’s talk about divesting Wesleyan from Fossil Fuels! And celebrate Halloween! Come in orange and black or a fun costume. See you there!
Date: Saturday, November 2
Time: 9:26 PM – 12:26 AM
Place: Farm House (344 Washington Street)
Facebook: Event page
This event courtesy of Ari Ebstein ’16:
Middletown Potluck is hosting a Halloween Bash with Green St. Art Center!
Sweet treats and educational halloween-inspired programming is sure to be fun for kids, students, parents, pets (don’t bring pets), pet rocks (these are ok), and most other categories of sentient beings.
Come in a COSTUME if you want!
5:00-7:00 TODAY, 51 Green St.
Candies and conversation whee!
Date: TODAY, Sunday, October 27
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Green St. Art Center, 51 Green St.
Cost: Come in costume!
If you’re putting on a theatrical production this semester, you’ll probably appreciate this tidbit from our tipbox:
Putting on a play? Re-enacting a historical scene? Then come borrow costumes from Wesleyan’s own Costume Collection! Our hours for the spring semester are:
Hope to see you soon!
You may see them flitting around, spreading candy and good cheer. They are a few decked out fairies, in tutus, bunny ears, glitter, and beads. Catch them fast, because they only stay for a second. They seem to come visit libraries and various study nooks. They just might make you smile. And mostly, even though the stress is mounting, the blank page is still blinking, and the end won’t ever come—it will. (And you could even get a visit from a finals fairy!)
Wesleying’s Goatmilk grabbed some photos of the Finals Fairies as they made their way through Olin’s silent fourth floor (thesis carrel central) an hour or two ago:
If you’re still confused about when Halloweekend happened, that’s probably because it happened approximately three times: once last weekend, once the previous weekend, and again during that hurricane that seems to have caused serious damage everywhere but Middletown. Throughout all the madness, we collected Halloween costume photos from you, occasionally offering prizes in return. (JK, we don’t actually have a Michael Roth blow-up doll.) Here are the best of the bunch. (JK, it’s all the ones we received.)
Some of the costumes were literary. Some of them included video game references I don’t understand (shout-out to Kristen Salustro ’13 for making the costume). There was one Wes Anderson character, one post-it monster, one pair of dudes carrying a boombox and dancing to “Gangham Style” everywhere they went. And, as always, there was one Sam Korda ’13.
Vote for your favorite in the comments section. I’m giving honorable 0ff-campus mention to occasional Canadian television star Mytheos Holt ’10 for his ingeniously characteristic Bane Capitol outfit.