A Guide to #Basic Halloween Costumes

Halloween-Pumpkin-PicturesWell Hoyas, Halloween is almost here! In just a few short days all of the festivities will kick off for a weekend full of fun. Now, while many of you are probably stressing about the impending doom of midterms finding the perfect Halloween costume, Jane Hoyas across campus seem to have had their costumes ready for weeks. Why is this, you may ask? Well, that’s because they’ve resorted to wearing some variety of the most overused, #basic college costumes there are!

This lack of creativity isn’t to be overlooked, however, as many of these costumes actually say a lot about the person who opts to wear them. In order to help you understand the true meaning behind these basic costumes, 4E has compiled a list of costumes you’re more than likely to see this weekend and what they say about their wearer.

  1. Cheap Alcohol: You enjoy the finer things in life like top shelf liquor and boxed wine, which is exactly why you spent so much time putting your costume together. I mean, who else would be bougie enough to rock cut up card board boxes and plastic bottles? Extra bougie brownie points go to those of you who draw your inspiration from Sunset Blush Franzia or Pink Lemonade Burnett’s.
  2. Police Officer: You’re very concerned about the safety of your fellow Hoyas this weekend. In the event that SNAPS or DPS isn’t able to make it to Brown House to break up the party, you’re ready to step in for them. Just ignore anyone who tries to tell you that your plastic badge and handcuffs don’t give you any real authority, #peasants.
  3. Playboy Bunny: You’re just planning ahead for a future career. You know, in case that Georgetown degree doesn’t end up working in your favor.
  4. Mathlete: You take your studies incredibly seriously. I mean, you are a Georgetown student after all! Unlike all the Playboy Bunnies out this weekend, you plan on ending your night alone in your favorite cubicle on Lau 2. Nothing says “Happy Halloween” quite like getting ahead for all those upcoming midterms.
  5. Vampire: You believe that Bram Stoker is a true literary genius, so you use Halloween as an excuse to emulate Dracula. As an added bonus, you’ll seem totally edgy with fangs and fake blood!
  6. Black Cat: You honestly see yourself as a future cat lady, but you’re probably too shy to openly admit this. Instead you hide behind your painted on whiskers and cat ears, and embrace your spirit animal for one night out of the year. Alternatively, you may just be the most uncreative person ever.

Photos/Gifs: survivingcollege.com, tumblr.com, happyhalloween9.com

The Return of drunkengeorgetownstudents.com

There’s evidence of the longstanding battle between Georgetown students and our disgruntled neighbors all over the place – lawn signs and pins reading “Our Homes Not GU’s Dorms”, angry listserv posts about sunbathing students, you name it. Now one of our more outspoken Burleith neighbors has resurrected his blog, “Drunken” Georgetown Students (quotation marks are his, not ours).

Featuring shaky videos of student parties with commentary like “No Snap… no Rocky? What gives?” and “Pigs in a Poke”, drunkengeorgetownstudents.com is run by Stephen R. Brown, a Burleith resident and former American University professor.

Seniors may remember the site from our freshman year, when Brown started taking pictures of parties on his block, and encouraging his fellow Burleith and West Georgetown residents to do the same. He once suggested a photo contest where one of the categories could be “urination” (sounds fun!).

The server hosting the original Drunken Georgetown Students took the site offline because Brown was posting photos of students without their permission, a violation of their Terms of Service. He started things up again on the current version of the site.

Brown wrapped up posting in May 2010, with a goodbye note to the graduating class. But now he’s back, and better than ever. He started things back up this spring with some snarky commentary about the effectiveness of SNAPS, and over the summer and fall has been posting videos of the parties on his block.

After the jump, check out one of his videos, and a few excerpts from the site.

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