Halloween Weekend!

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Hello everyone ♥♥

I don't get how people don't like Halloween. It's always been a favorite holiday of mine; dressing up and getting into character the best part, of course! I've made my costume for the past five years and every year I try to out do myself...I knew I wanted my first 'college Halloween costume' to be special and unique- something no one else would be. I took inspiration from my favorite childhood T.V. character, Helga from Hey Arnold. She is literally me; always in love with guys who don't want her, haha, and admittedly I had a unibrow for quite some time as a little girl (although not such an intense one).

I took one of my dad's t-shirts and painted it and made my locket. I bought a wig at Target that was actually half blue (it was all they had!) , but managed to cut out the tracks of it and get make it all blonde. I went to the NAV Halloween party with my two friends Jordi and Sky who are both fashion majors, as well! We got ready together and took your typical 'college hallway before the party' pictures and were seriously laughing our heads off...probably to quite the distaste of my hall mates. We went to the party where an entire group of people dressed up as the cast of The Hunger games, there was a group of The Walking Dead, a man dressed as a Barbie, and even a Sim! NAVS is honestly the greatest group of people I've ever met and it was so fun to experience Halloween with them in a clean, safe way. I won the costume contest for best character, ate entirely too many cookies, and of course broke it out on the dance floor with my fellow NAVers. Life was incredible that night.

On Saturday was Kent's Halloween and it's the biggest event of the year. Thousands of people go out and it's absolutely crazy. Arrests, swat teams, tear gas. The works and unlike anything you've ever seen before. I was super bummed and upset because I was just in my dorm, laying in bed listening to all of the people yelling and screaming, having fun outside. I just got so sad because I wanted to be like eveyone else...have a good time and just live life. But then I got frustrated at myself because I know I hate parties, I know I don't drink...so why did I feel like I was missing something? Upset I went to Jordi and Sky's dorm and we talked it out and watched Stick It and ate spicy Doritos until 2 in the morning. They walked me back to my dorm and we decided to do a little adventuring along the way...

I honestly felt like I was in a movie. It was around three in the morning when we went out and everyone was so completely messed up it was unreal. Having to be carried, throwing up, police cars and sirens everywhere...ya know, the works. It was hilarious to people watch and I'd have to say the highlight phrase of the night was the guy who told us not to go down the street unless our titties were out. Gosh, I died

I didn't get to bed until 4 in the morning but I was just so...indescribably happy. I love my friends and I love NAVS and I love that I enjoyed my weekend without being under the influence. I'm just so thankful for everything and I know that God is working is so many ways I can't even wrap my head around...I hope you all had a fantastic Halloween weekend, as well! ♥

With much love, Helga Lauren.
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Charmaine said...

I love your costume! It's so nice to hear you were able to find balance on one of the most notorious party nights of the year - go you!

xxxx

justicepirate.com said...

HAHAHAHA your costume!!! It is so great!!!!
+Victoria+

Mary said...

You're so remarkably creative! What a great idea.

The darling homemaker said...

I love it Lauren, you rock!

Angel said...

Great costume idea! You look great. I was actually thinking about being Helga for Halloween one year.

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I loved Hey Arnold when I was little, when I saw your outfit on Instagram I got ridiculously excited and it is even better seeing it on my laptop. Glad you had a wonderful night xo

Britney said...

Great costume Lauren! You look so happy with Jordi and Sky! They look like awesome friends!! And you know what, you are so right. There is no need to be sad about not drinking etc. Besides you had an awesome night and the next day you weren't hungover :)

vintagecraftygirl said...

OK...so I am 51 years young and still love to watch "Hey Arnold". I think it was one of the best cartoons on TV and like to catch it on Nick. It made me smile to see you dressed up as Helga. Sounds like you had fun!!

Lola said...

You seemed like you had fun! Great costumes!

Laura said...

Hehehe. Again, I just love your costume! Glad that you had such a fun time. Hope you are staying safe if you guys are getting this crazy storm!

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Beautifully Pure said...

Glad you had a good weekend! I don't understand why people love getting so wasted! Don't they feel embarrassed afterwards!?

Nerd Burger said...

BEST COSTUME AWARD!!! That is the best. I have never seen anyone dressed as her and your Arnold necklace is awesome.

Kristian said...

First off, I LOVE your creative costume! Took me back to childhood.

Second off, you are not weird in feeling how you did (I felt that way sometimes about the parties too, even though I hated drinking at parties and large groups). So glad you and your friends made your own adventures and went out.

Kristian said...

First off, I LOVE your creative costume! Took me back to childhood.

Second off, you are not weird in feeling how you did (I felt that way sometimes about the parties too, even though I hated drinking at parties and large groups). So glad you and your friends made your own adventures and went out.

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