What NOT to be for Halloween

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In my sophomore year of college, I went to my first Halloween sorority/fraternity party.

Yes, I was in a sorority in college. Someday I’ll tell you the adorable story about how Even Steven was president of his fraternity, and I was president of my sorority. Oh – I guess I just did. The end.

Anyway – my sophomore year Halloween fraternity party.

Can you guess which person is me?

How was I supposed to know that a Halloween party with a fraternity was an excuse to look super cute?

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Mean Girls hadn’t even been filmed yet – Lindsay Lohan was still just a baby. Seriously – how was I supposed to know?

While everyone else had fun at the party, I was the scary outcast. My sorority sisters thought I was a really creepy fraternity guy trying to talk to them.

And the fraternity guys thought I was a townie trying to crash their party.

What were some of your most memorable Halloween costumes?


  1. [email protected] Boppy

    October 21, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Ha! That’s awful! This reminded me of one of the funniest pins I’ve seen in a while- Slutty ghosts for Halloween. LOL

  2. Pam in IL

    October 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I worked at the Circuit Clerk’s office back in the 80’s and I had made a Big Bird costume for my nephew. The body part of the costume didn’t fit me, but the head and feet part did and I was lucky enough to find the perfect yellow skirt and sweater set. I walked into work with the Big Bird head and feet on. Standing in the elevator with judges and state’s attorneys was the absolute funniest. All I kept saying was “I tawt I saw a putty tat”.

  3. Janine Huldie

    October 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Oh too funny Anna and you just brought back some Halloween party memories from the past for me too. One year my very good friend decided that we would go as the Pussy Cat Dolls for a party in NYC. One thing lead to another and let’s just say I ended up dating the guy dressed as SpongeBob for a few months. Thanks for sharing and for making take a bit of a walk down memory lane 🙂

  4. Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft

    October 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    LMAO! You crack me up Anna! PS- I was also a sorority girl 😉

  5. Kathrin

    October 22, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Awesome photo all of you looks enjoying for the Halloween…Its a great memories doing this kind of party..

  6. Robin Jingjit

    October 22, 2012 at 4:34 am

    I love that you went straight to Mean Girls, because that is the first thing I thought of when you asked how you were supposed to know.

  7. The Dose of Reality

    October 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I cannot stop laughing. It’s the second picture where your friend is hugging you. It does me IN! 🙂

  8. JD @ Honest Mom

    October 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I can’t stop laughing and have tears streaming down my face. It’s just so perfect. Everyone in their cute sorority girl Halloween costumes and … you. Just awesome.

  9. Kim @ Plumberry Pie

    October 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    The second picture does me in too!! I have tears in my eyes right now!!

  10. Nicole Shaw

    October 17, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I would have loved to have you as my sorority president. My freshman year, before I’d pledged and had friend that would have shielded me from the shame, I came as a victorian-era vampire, complete with expensive fang caps. This, not at a party, but during a regular school day that also happened to be Halloween. As I walked across the parking lot, I realized I was one of approximately none people who had dressed up. I decided to ditch and go cry my make-up off at home. Unfestive asshole college students.

  11. My Special Kind of Crazy

    October 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I was usually the one putting together a costume from whatever I could find in the “junk” kitchen drawer or in the depths of my closet. I am not sure it’s a good thing that I seemed to have quite a bit of clothing that could be used towards a Halloween costume.

  12. Ashlee

    October 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    HAHA I love it! I was a pot plant in college and got a lot of attention for that one. I just wore a green dress and had a friend paint pot leaves all over me. I had people pretend to “smoke me” all night. It was really annoying.

  13. [email protected] A New Organized Me

    October 17, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    That is hilarious. I couldn’t even imagine what I’d do.

  14. sparkling74

    October 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    My roommate in college always dressed up as a dead something. For a couple of years, it was a dead Arab but that was before modern times and it was a lot funnier than it would be today. INterestingly, her kids don’t go as dead anythings!

  15. The Shitastrophy

    October 17, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    OMG I really can’t imagine! I went as a cat one year – purple cons, black tshirt and black shorts with a shoelace as the band that I stapled construction paper ears on. It was a white trash cat I guess. Maybe I should have gone with the ghost?!

  16. Liz from

    October 17, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I was a sorority “girl”, too! Now I’m a sorority WOMAN. 😛

  17. Tiffers

    October 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Oh! My friends mom made me a super cute Tinkerbell outfit! It was epically cute..but them i met the now hubs. He didn’t like it because it was TOO cute and made others look at me… Then i gained 10 lbs and it didn’t fit. So some kid prob found it at a thrift store that year. I don’t even have pics of it 🙁 but it was super cute!

  18. Amy

    October 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    It’s going to be awkward when I make that picture the wallpaper for my phone, which I WILL DO because it’s way funnier than any pictures of my kids.

  19. Desi9ree

    October 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    hysterical! laughing literally out loud

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