The season for dressing up in silly or slutty costumes, gorging on candy and taking in all the scary dÃ©cor galore is here. Â If you miss Halloween at home carving pumpkins and handing little trick-or-treaters candy at the door, do not despair. Â There are many opportunities to celebrate Halloween on campus. Â From costume contests aplenty to extensive candy consumption to observing the long-standing tradition of Calvert Ghosts, Halloween and the week leading up to it can be quite amusing, indeed. Here are some events to check out.
The Swashbucklers are hosting a haunted hall on Myrtle 2nd TODAY from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Â They promise, â€œFun scares and candy for all,â€ and it leads right up to the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
This is a campus tradition that guarantees amusement, and you have only one more chance to catch it! Â The Rocky Horror Picture Show will take place in the Fiesta Room, today (Oct. 26) at 11 p.m.
â€œGodzillaâ€ movie showing
Celebrate Halloween with the classic monster-movie, â€œGodzilla.â€œ It will be played in Chapman Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Â Japanese snacks will be provided, and a prize will be given to the person with the best Godzilla-like costume. Â This showing precedes a presentation on Oct. 31 by Southern Methodist University Dean Bill Tsutsui on Godzilla and the current disaster tropes in Japan at 7:30 p.m.
On Oct. 31 at Coates Plaza, T-Sec is hosting a costume competition from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Â Games and candy are promised! Â Even if you donâ€™t have time to dress up, it will be an awesome spectacle on the way back from class.
Trinity Reviewâ€™s Scary Story Contest
On the evening before Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 8 to 11 p.m., the Trinity Review is hosting a scary story contest in the Skyline Room. Â If you want to go check out the newly renovated room while eating food, drinking and listening to the spookiest stories students can conjure, this is the perfect opportunity. Â TODAY, Oct. 26, is the last day to sign up in Coates. Â It costs $5 and goes toward the pot for the winnerâ€™s cash prize. Â There will be open mic for the first hour and free food and a cash bar throughout the night.
After sundown on Oct. 31, if you are near the first-year quad, do not be alarmed if you see a procession of students wearing nothing but flour. It is just the questionable long-standing tradition of the â€œCalvert ghosts.â€ I remember going to the first-year mixers in the quad, and, even though school had just started, the first thing someone would be asked if they revealed they live in Calvert was: â€œAre you doing Calvert ghosts?â€ To all those brave people who are planning to run around in nothing but flour â€¦ props to you.
Remember, these events are not all you can do on campus for Halloween. Have a pumpkin- carving party, decorate your dorm and balcony, host a scary movie marathon or convince your professors to hold a Halloween contest of their own. Â Create an event with your organization or gather a group of friends; either way, there are tons of opportunities to make your Halloween the greatest ever.