From costumes to candy corn, students are celebrating this Halloween by dressing in costumes to watching spooky movies.
Katerina Stawkowski, a junior psychology major, said she will be Little Red Riding Hood along with her friends, who will be in Disney costumes for their gathering at Stawkowski’s house.
“Obviously, there are snack preparations, beverage preparation and a little decor,” Stawkowski said. “We have a whiteboard and we’re going to make it all nice with ‘Happy Halloween.’”
Stawkowski added that while she has an anatomy test on Oct. 31, she will be “celebrating Halloween on at least one day.”
Carisa Nuñez, a freshman nursing major, said she will be Maleficent and a jellyfish during “Halloweekend.”
“For Halloween night, I won’t be doing anything,” Nuñez said. “But for the weekend before Halloween, I’m going to an event with my roommates where we all dress up as villains.”
Aside from costumes, Nuñez said her favorite Halloween tradition is carving pumpkins.
“I used to try to beat my brother in the contest for who could carve their pumpkins the fastest,” Nuñez said. “Mine would be messy but I would win, so it was fine.”
Matteo Marostica, a freshman film major, said he ordered pieces of his grandpa costume the first week of October.
“It’s the cheapest then,” Marostica said. “If I go back now, it’ll probably be more expensive.”
Marostica said although he ordered his grandpa cardigan ahead of time, the package was lost for about a week.
“If I can get it, yay,” he said. “If I can’t, I’ll just make-shift it.”
Marostica said he may watch the film Halloween after his classes but is still unsure of his weekend plans.
“I remember seeing a bunch of Batman ones, and some people are going to dress up in very budget ones,” he said. “It’s going to look a little goofy. I can’t wait.”
Marostica added that he looks forward to Halloween each year.
“It’s always been a fun holiday,” Marostica said. “It’s something that is not religious or anything like that, it’s fun.”
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