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Do-it-yourself: Create your own Halloween costume on a budget

By Ashley Berger

October 23, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Do-it-yourself

Everyone knows that when you’re in college, you’re broke. But most of us still want to look great on Halloween. Here are some do-it-yourself ideas on how to successfully cut, rip or tape together the perfectly scary c...

Tunes to get you in the Halloween mood

By Elizabeth Sinclair

October 31, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Music

Here are some great Halloween tunes that are spooktacular! Thriller First and foremost, Michael Jackson's, "Thriller" is one of the best Halloween songs of all time.  If you are planning on celebrating the holiday co...

Halloween Movies to Watch

By Elizabeth Sinclair

October 31, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

It's that time of year again, when witches, mad scientists, and headless horsemen own the night . Here are five favorite Halloween movies that you will want to check out. "Hocus Pocus" 300 years ago, in Salem, three witches...

Best costume ideas come from television, movies

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is here, and there is sure to be a large number of costumes dedicated to the world of pop culture. Some will focus on celebrities - especially those with tiger blood - and others will...

Lobster dinner myth debunked

By Steffi Porter

October 27, 2011

Filed under News

It’s Halloween weekend at the University of Massachusetts. Students are preparing their costumes and planning their weekends. Some are even thinking as far ahead as Monday night, when the UMass dining commons will host their...

UMPD prepares for Halloween weekend activities

By Ardee Napolitano

October 27, 2011

Filed under Campus News, News

As students put on their party hats and prepare to stir the punch bowl for the upcoming weekend, the University of Massachusetts Police Department is gearing up to ensure a safe Halloween for the campus community. Depu...

Don’t be a slut shamer this Halloween

By Lauren Vincent

October 27, 2011

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

I’ve always loved dressing up for Halloween, and I usually get pretty heavily into it. I was abroad last fall, and one of the only inferior things about Europe in relation to the US, in my opinion, is its lack of enthusiasm...

Nudity is not a costume… unless you’re Demi Moore in Striptease

By Kellie Quinn

October 27, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let’s be clear, dressing up in as little clothing as possible and throwing on some animal ears is not a costume. Drawing on whiskers with eyeliner because you’re a “cat” doesn’t cut it either. Halloween costumes should...

Creepy Cocktails

By Ashley Berger

October 27, 2011

Filed under Food & Drink

In addition to the unusual costumes, close friends and spooky ghost stories, Halloween is still incomplete without alcohol. The upcoming weekend-long holiday spook-tacular won’t be done proper justice with bland mixings such as Rubinof...

Horror genre thrives on the small screen

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Television

When looking at the most successful television series in the medium’s history, there is a clear pattern of style; most are either situational comedies or dramas set within the real world. The horror genre is completely absent from any “top” lists of television series, and has been rarel...

Frighten your night: a heavy metal trick-or-treat soundtrack

By Dave Coffey

October 27, 2011

Filed under Music

Everyone who’s anyone knows that the scariest style of music the dark lords have to offer is heavy metal. Between the genre’s alleged association with the occult and its supernaturally creepy aesthetic, look no further than ...

Scared to death: the morbid cultural forces behind Halloween

By Garth Brody

October 27, 2011

Filed under Culture

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian recently sat down with Professor Kirby Farrell of the University of Massachusetts English Department. Farrell teaches a course on the Victorian-era British literary obsession with monstrosity. He discu...