You may have heard it might snow on Saturday. Or you may have stepped outside in the last 48 hours and realized it got really effing cold—but don’t let the forecast scare you out of dressing like you’re summer sunbathing in Miami this weekend. Here are some costume suggestions to conquer the cold without sacrificing showing skin.
Birthday Cake Stripper
Introduce the element of warmth and surprise with this sweet solution. Construct a sizable cake from your favorite building material (paper-mache not recommended, as it’s too effing cold to dry quickly). Don’t forget wheels, trap doors on bottom and top, and mesh eyeholes for navigation. Stay sheltered from the biting wind outside, then head indoors and BAM—pop out to the gasps and applause of impressed party-goers as you strut your stuff.
Pros: Drama. Originality. Dancing cake at a frat party.
Cons: Labor-intensive. Possibility of recklessly rolling down the 4000 block of Spruce and injuring hoards of people. Read the rest of this entry »
Trying to map out a party agenda? Let us (and by us, we really mean Facebook) steer you in the right direction. Here’s the best and worst of Halloween events (read: puns) sprinkled with enough cultural experiences to make us not feel like total degenerates.
Street Writer’s meeting
6:30 p.m. at 4015 Walnut, duh! Off the chain. But seriously.
Halloween at Rumor
10:00 p.m. 1500 Sansom St. 21+.
Halloween at the Roxxy
10:30 p.m. 939 N. Delaware Ave. 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink.
For those of you who live under a rock, it’s Hallo-freakin’-ween. Per usual, we have used our resources to cast our most sacred predictions. Keep your horoscope in mind when getting weird this week, it’s for your own good.
Aries: There are decisions to be made and putting them off only makes them harder and less effective: action, not debate, is what is needed. If you wait until 10pm to pick your Halloween costume, you will look ugly.
Taurus: This is another good day to start a diet, or perhaps a new and positive habit. Did someone say candy?!?!?!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a witchy woman hanging from a tree branch? This life-size Sabrina was spotted around 42nd and Osage and–get this–is only PART of this house’s Halloween display. Check out more pics of the death-inspired decor after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »
Apparently, Philadelphia is dealing with a raccoon problem. Proposed “raccoon management” legislation, intended to protect people bothered by the masked creatures, is opposed by those who argue that the new policy is a form of animal cruelty.
Take a stand if you please, but we mainly wanted to alert the Penn student body: if you plan on dressing as a raccoon for Halloween, potential risks include trapping and relocation.
The countdown to the sluttiest (best) holiday of the year continues with a delicious Halloween treat from a ghost (spooky!) of UTB past. Check out former ed Carlin Adelson (C ’09) and her comedy troupe The Charlies battle the undead in this short featured on Funny or Die. They’re so good they managed to be funny…and die.
We like candy more than beer!
That second sentence was a lie.
Boo! Hiss! Countless Luann! Did we scare you? We hope so. With fright and terror right around the corner, you’d better get used to all things spOoOoOoky! We might say that this is the one weekend of the year when you can be someone you’re not, but this is college– and Penn, specifically– and you probably do that every day anyway, so it may be more frightening to go as you are for Halloween. (“Hallowe’en,” if you insist.) SpOoOoOoky! Shriek! Eek!
Star Slinger with Shlohmo and Shigeto
Who: SPEC Jazz and Grooves
When and where: Wednesday, 8 p.m.; The Arch
Why: SPEC Jazz and Grooves is bringing in psychedelic hip-hop sampler Star Slinger along with electronic pastiche friends Shlohmo and Shigeto! A synonym for “psychadelic hip-hop sampler” or “electronic pastiche” is “the epitome of trendy,” but- hey! Tickets are $1 in advance and $5 at the door, so you’d be silly not to go.