How to Get Into the Halloween Spirit!

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How to Get Into the Halloween Spirit!

Stephanie Magana, Vannita Touch, and Megan Rocha

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October is the month of spookiness! Depending on how you spend it, it can be one of the most fun or one of the most annoying months of the year. You really need to know how to spend your month in order to enjoy it. For some people it comes naturally, but for others it can be hard to get into the Halloween spirit. Here are some tips to get into that mindset!

1. Fall-Themed Outfits

Something simple, but effective that can work is some seasonal outfits. Autumn inspired outfits are especially cute and fun to put together and definitely get you into a cozy mindset ready to drink hot chocolate and watch horror movies! Some popular choices are long jackets, turtleneck sweaters, scarves, boots, and any kind of layering. These are all usually worn in neutral colors, but that can be altered to fit your tastes!

2. Halloween Movies

This can vary from horror movies to family-friendly movies with Halloween themes. For example, Hocus Pocus is always the first movie I put on when October comes around! It really sets the mood for the rest of the month. Here are some suggestions of movies to watch throughout October:

Horror: Cabin in the Woods, Halloween, Saw, It, Jeepers Creepers, Scream, The Candy Man, Insidious, Carrie, Holidays, ABC’s of Death, The Conjuring, Dead Silence

Family-Friendly: Hocus Pocus, Beetle Juice, Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Monster House, Scary Godmother, Coraline, Twitches, Scooby-Doo The Movie

There are also some spooky books you can read if you don’t feel like watching shows. Some good authors are Stephen King, R.L. Stines, Alvin Schwartz, and more!

3. Spooky Snacks

Snacks make anyone happy, you can make some fall-themed snacks or even just food that makes you comfortable. Cookies, pies, cakes, hot chocolate, etc. I’d just make anything that makes me feel comfortable, since Autumn is the season you’re supposed to be the most cozy and comfortable! Sometimes adding some cinnamon or pumpkin spice to each dish can help it feel more in spirit!

4. Prepare a Costume

You’re never to old to go trick or treating, so never let anyone tell you that you are! Dressing up and asking around for treats is fun for anyone at any age. Even if you don’t like trick or treating, you can always stay home or go to a party dressed up. Making a costume and feeling confident as whoever you’re dressing up as. Halloween is one night of the year where everyone can leave their troubles behind and have fun expressing themselves with the characters they hold close to their hearts.

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