Happy HallowMEME!


Cat breading and unimpressed McKayla Maroney were two of the most popular costumes at the Bell House's Hallowmeme party last year. Stop by Thursday night to find out what everyone's dressing as this year. Photo: KellyReeves via Flickr.

Cat breading was one of the most popular costumes at The Bell House’s HallowMEME party last year. Stop by Thursday night, Oct. 24, to find out what everyone’s dressing as this year. Photo: Kelly Reeves

I have a confession: I LOVE everything about planning, making and wearing a costume and therefore, Halloween is my favorite holiday. This was fine when we were all seven and everyone just did what they had to do to get a pillowcase full of free candy, but now that I’m an adult, I find that asking my friends to dress up for Halloween is met with the same degree of enthusiasm as asking them to help me move. That’s why I had a major “bee girl in the Blind Melon video” moment when I arrived at last year’s Annual HallowMEME Costume Contest and Party at the Bell House to find hundreds of Internet-savvy kindred spirits clad in elaborate, homemade costumes inspired by memes and viral videos. Sure, a lot of the references went over my head, but these were my people, and I spent the rest of the night admiring an expertly painted Gotye and Kimbra, a bronzed tan mom, the Jesus fresco, and about a hundred Psys, all of whom were just as into the costume thing as I was. I’ve already sent my rsvp for this year’s party, which starts at 8:30 this Thursday night—you guys better get cracking on your getups! –K.H.

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