Because I had a spot of time and needed to get my mind off of all the homework I have to do, I decided I should blog a little earlier than planned.
If you happen to be a huge Kelly Clarkson fan, you might recognize the title of this blog as it is the name of Kelly’s tour. Now I won’t go into all the reasons why you SHOULD be a Kelly fan (amazing voice, fun and unique pop tunes, smart, beautiful, herself, the first and BEST American Idol…), but you should know that her tour is making its way across the Midwest. In fact, it’s coming to my home state of Nebraska! This talented woman is performing at the Pershing Center in Lincoln this Thursday, October 29th…. and I’M GOING TO IT. So obviously, this is what I’m obsessing over at the current moment. I will be giving you the low down on it all for sure this weekend (including the song list, opening bands, and a lil background info just to really show you how awesome Kelly truly is).
On the other side of the pond, Halloween is this weekend! And EVERYONE should be excited about it. So to get you uber pumped, I’m going to list some of the best/worst costume ideas I’ve seen/heard, discuss why Halloween is awesome, and why everyone should enjoy it, no matter what they believe.
BEST COSTUME IDEAS
1. Anything Harry Potter: Not the most unique, but certainly still cool because it’s Harry Potter. In fact, I’m going as Ginny Weasley and my roommate is going as Hermione. The coolest part, it’s cheap!
2. Waldo. Yes, the famous “Where’s Waldo” books’ leading man. He’s dorky, he wears stripes, it’s easy to reproduce, and it’s nerdy chic.
3. Lego. Get yourself a cardboard box and paint it a bright, obnoxious color and add some bumps, grab a partner and you have the best pair costume I’ve heard of in a while. It’s very inexpensive, and it’s unique and interesting. One of my roommate’s best friend came up with this idea. Pretty awesome.
4. iPod. C’mon, this is hilarious. Get a big cardboard box and make it look like a giant iPod, with you in the screen! Too funny.
5. A burrito. Hot dogs and hamburgers are overrated. A burrito would be way better/funnier. Don’t ask me how to do it, but I’m sure that it wouldn’t be too hard to make.
WORST COSTUME IDEAS
1. Anything Twilight. Over done, over thought, and totally predictable. ‘Nuff said.
2. French maid, cop, nurse, fairy, etc. See above reasoning. Unless you made it so that they looked authentic, then it would be different (aka, no super short/tight outfits; perfect example to the right).
3. Mad scientist. Unless you are actually so nerdy that you are scientist (no offense!) then you shouldn’t do this. It’s a snoozefest.
4. Sexy zombie. Really? Zombies aren’t supposed to be sexy. They’re gross. So either go all out, or don’t go out at all.
5. Anything 80’s. Too easy and also too overdone. It’s just boring.
Why EVERYONE Should Enjoy Halloween
First of all, it’s FUN. What other day of the year allows you to dress up anyway that you want and it’s completely acceptable to society? No other day! And it would be pretty un-American of you not to join in, since it started here in the good ol’ US of A. You also get to carve pumpkins and go to pumpkin patches! Messy pumpkin guts and hay rides are always a good time.
Second of all, there’s candy. You get to go around, get free candy, and eat until you get sick. Always a plus.
Thirdly, it’s for all ages! Halloween is enjoyable from birth to old age. And it’s appropriate for all ages, too. Halloween can be softened up so that younger children don’t get scared and at the same time be amped up to really get your fright going if you’re in high school or college. If you’re a grown adult, you can always have a social adult party with spiked liquid brains, awesome decorations and costume contests.
Also, there’s the movies. Watch a scary slasher (Texas Chainsaw), a great thriller (The Ring), a funny zombie flick (Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland), or something just plain awesome (pretty much anything Tim Burton or Harry Potter).
Finally, there’s one thing that is very annoying, and that is all the parents who freak out because they think that celebrating Halloween is the celebration of the devil or it isn’t holy enough or something. I’m pretty sure that in most religious texts, they do not forbid people from participating in dressing up as something else and eating candy. And, being somewhat religious myself, I am fairly certain that it will not turn you away from your beliefs if you participate, even from a small age.
And that’s why EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN AMERICA (well anywhere really) should enjoy and celebrate Halloween. Go take a break and have some fun!
More to come on Halloween, Kelly and other obsessions tomorrow and this weekend. Until then….
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