Last year I didn’t really have a proper Halloween. All of the oxygen was sucked out of that particular room by Milo Yiannopolous visiting Cal State Fullerton, which wound up being a massive, exhausting reporting project that I was the lead on.
Nobody around campus got to have a real Halloween that year. As great as it was getting lost in that world, it was a shame that I didn’t get to dress up or do any of that fun, traditional spooky stuff.
As a result I’m a bit out-of-practice when it comes to doing things like pulling together costumes.
So when my friend Mimi invited me to come to a Halloween party tonight, I panicked over how to dress.
And by panicked I mean I got really busy with school and didn’t bother pulling anything new together. Instead I just reused my costume from two years ago and came as the esteemed Willy Wonka.
Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka of course. I put this thing together two years ago after he passed away, and I’m impressed I still somewhat fit into the women’s size pimp-purple coat that I dug out of a thrift store.
Guess there’s something to this whole exercising regularly thing after all.
I’m kind of writing this in the corner of the party while waiting for my turn at Mario Kart, so I won’t be too verbose. But I figure I should highlight some of the fun things here because it’s a cool little shindig.
For instance, the aforementioned drunk Mario Kart.
I’m not personally drunk because I have a long drive home after this, but basically everyone else is fucked up on every kind of alcohol under the sun.
And we’re playing Mario Kart.
For some reason a decision was made to start the game at the hardest difficulty while playing a Rainbow Road race.
First off, I have to say, it’s incredible that that’s the decision everyone collectively came to. But also it was just plain hilarious watching everyone struggle through it while inebriated.
(I personally got fourth place as my girl Rosalina while everyone else was 10-12, so I got to flex my sober video game muscles a little)
Jackbox came in later, but for me Mario Kart at a massive party full of people who aren’t purely nerds was way more surprising.
Also on the list of party attractions was the food, of course. Mimi put together a lovely spread of chips, candy and cheeses for people to soak up that alcohol with.
Plus there were these lovely cupcakes:
Naturally the costumes are also very important to discuss. Someone is wearing a dragon made out of a cardboard box, and her boyfriend is dressed as Daenerys from Game of Thrones.
There are at least two one-pieces in the room, a cheetah and a Stormtrooper.
Two girls came dressed as an angel and a devil.
We’ve got Miguel from Coco, Lucas from Earthbound, a Slytherin student with the dark mark tattooed on…
It’s a very interesting, eclectic mix that I don’t exactly feel comfortable taking a larger photo of. So maybe check my social media stuff in case I like some pictures Mimi puts out or whatever.
Oh yeah, also there’s a cat. A very sweet cat with big ol’ eyes. Animals are always welcome at a party.
Even though I’m basically meeting everyone at this place tonight, I’d say it’s been a great time! Certainly a wonderful distraction from my Mass Media Ethics assignment and preparing for class registration.
But that said, I’m going to get back to the festivities. I’d wish everyone a happy Halloween, but we’re still a bit early for that.
So happy pre-Halloween?
Happy Saturday night?
I don’t know, I’ll figure it out later. It’s party time right now.