The Halloween scene in Mean Girls is iconic for many reasons. In addition to offering a dire warning of why you should never ask Regina George to scope out your crush, it also gives us the ultimate cringe moment of Cady Lindsay Lohan walking into a party in her buck-toothed Corpse Bride costume, only to find that every other girl is sporting lingerie with animal ears. I was a lifelong weird girl and horror-movie obsessive who went as zombie something-or-other just about every year for Halloween. That was the era of candle-lit Take Back The Night marches through college towns, a time when elder millennials or gen-X super seniors were bringing much-needed attention to the problem of sexual assault on campus, a fight that continues today.
1. The Die-Hard “I Love Halloween” Student
Skip navigation! The first time we see Karen Smith in the Mean Girls musical, she's telling us that her name is Karen, she may not be smart, and But I'd beg to differ. As we see later in the musical, Karen is much more than a dumb blonde; she's one of the most sex positive and feminist characters in the play. Karen's politics become clear when she sings about Halloween and the costumes that are too easily deemed "slutty.
The one who rocked Uggs and a North Face on walks to class. The one who wore dresses with no tights when it was below freezing and probably snowing. The one dressed as a slutty you-name-it on Halloween. Oh, Halloween. I was every cliche costume in the book.
So, what should you expect at a college Halloween party or should I say… Halloweek haunted events? The Halloween Die-Hard exists at every Halloween party, college or not. These are the people that make Halloween parties laughable and lighthearted. Whether you are the die-hard who is planning to be a candy bar this year or your friend is, these people are the life of the party. Sidenote: Pretty much every frat boy goes all out, so prepare yourself for some serious laughs. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it. The attendees of college Halloween parties are prime examples of this quote. Girls and boys often wear next to nothing. Some examples in this category are the iconic sexy cat, sexy schoolgirl or sexy bunny. The scariest part of Halloween is waking up the next morning to find your favorite pair of shoes coated in Frat Muck!!