Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating on Embassy Row

Alternatives to Embassy Row

Every year, hundreds of college kids flock to Massachusetts Avenue to participate in the annual tradition of Trick-or-Treating on Embassy Row. If you’ve never been, it’s a great opportunity to sit extremely close to a stranger on the DuPont GUTS bus, meet students from your fellow DC Universities (“Oh… so you go to…GW?) and maybe even score some free shots of Smirnoff that the Russian Embassy ~supposedly~ hands out (they don’t).

But for those of you looking to spice it up and try something different this year, here are some of 4E’s alternative suggestions for places you should add to your Trick-or-Treating Route.

The Common Room on Any Floor of New South.
There is probably (possibly?) something edible in the refrigerator that you can add to your bag of goodies. Stop by and relive all those great Freshman year memories while you’re at it!

Any Corp Coffee Location.
They probably won’t give you free coffee or pastries if you just go to the register and say Trick-or-Treat, but you can definitely still score some sweets by helping yourself to some of their delicious free packets of sugar and Splenda.

Brown House.
Bang on the door until someone answers! Offer to help clean up the house and you’ll be sure to find some pieces of gum or the remains of an Epi Quesadilla that someone left on the floor from the party last weekend.

Your Professors’ Office Hours.
If you pay a visit to your Professor and immediately start uncontrollably crying about how you failed your last midterm, there’s a chance they might try to calm you down by offering you whatever food they have lying around their office.

John Kerry’s House.
Just go knock! The Secret Service agents will definitely not have a problem with this. Just be sure to have some light conversational topics on hand to chat about for when The Secretary of State opens the door to give you some candy, such as the 2004 election or the Iran Nuclear Deal.

But actually, you WILL be tackled by Secret Service.

We hope that you find these Trick-or-Treating alternatives helpful. Happy #Halloweekend from your fav blog!

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So You Need A Halloween Costume?

Banner - CostumesWe’re almost two weeks out from Halloween, and even though we’ve been celebrating and talking about it since mid-April, it’s actually time to get ~serious~. If there’s one thing we all know for sure, it’s that Halloween isn’t so much about having fun as it is about getting a new killer cover photo or breaking 200 likes on your Instagram pic. With the help of 4E, you have four solid, not totally atrocious nor totally basic costumes to choose from. Better yet, they’re all tailored to Georgetown, so it reduces the likelihood that that one person you hate from your high school will be wearing the same costume as you. With one of these bad boys on, we wager you might even break, like, 300 likes.

 

1. John Carroll (Statue)

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To start off this list we have a Georgetown classic: the John Carroll statue. I’m tailoring this costume to specifically refer to the statue because I don’t know what John Carroll looks like in non-statue-form, and neither do you. Anyways, this one is great because you can decide how far you want to go with it, you can keep it simple and wear a long sleeve shirt and wrap a sheet around your lower half or you can go all the way to statue-mime-street-artist.

This costume will also buy you at least like 15-20 minutes of good, solid attention at any party you walk into, and once everyone is over it, just saunter right on to the next party.

*Sexy “John Carroll”: for girls this just means making the skirt shorter. For guys, no need for a sexy upgrade: the freshman girls will already be crawling up on you to take pictures with you. I mean, that’s what the John Carroll statue was intended for, right?

2. MSBro

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Does this one even need explaining? The multiple layers of polos (extra points for Vineyard Vines brand) are both warm and super stylish, the rest are lifestyle choices if you truly want to commit to the character. Alternatives include a SigEp shirt or even a Goldman Sachs zip-up you got from your internship over the summer. Both are great options.

Pursue this costume with reckless inhibition. Who cares that Halloween is on a Monday? You weren’t going to go to class anyways!

3. Jack the Bulldog

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A potential downside to this costume is that for the ladies, it may be slightly more difficult to stand out among the abyss of other animal-eared gals, especially when being a cat for Halloween is basically the same thing as wearing Stan Smith’s on campus…we’ve all done it and we’re all guilty. But whatever–the upside to this costume is that, like most animal-themed costumes, it’s really easy to make this sexy.

Dog ears + Georgetown crop top and maybe even some dog face paint (if you’re willing to try out that Instagram DIY against your better judgement) = perfect five minute costume and you’re not even going to have to use the snapchat dog filter all night!

Seriously, don’t use the dog filter with this costume, its too meta and you’ll probably end up looking something like:

 

4. Chesapeake Babe

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This is every Georgetown girl’s last minute costume. Just throw on your Lilly Pulitzer shift dress, Jack Rogers (obviously the gold ones), navy LongChamp (all which should have been included in your welcome package) and you’re good to go. Oh, and for the hair, just take the two pieces around your face and clip those bad boys together in the back. Bonus points: bring a Martha’s Vineyard windbreak in case, like, it gets chilly.

Sexy version: Try a two piece Lilly set; some of the skirts are seriously short and you can always throw on a monogram necklace or some Cartier love bracelets to spice things up.

Enjoy every moment because this is the one night in the Georgetown/DC area that you could stand out wearing any combination of these items.

Show up to the party with a few of your friends and start talking about Nantucket and how Exeter parties were so much better than the ones here:

If you don’t have something to wear yet, then you def need to get yourself together and take one of our suggestions. Don’t be too picky or you’ll end up wearing some stupid banana suit you got from a friend-of-a-friend under some bed in New South. Beggars can’t be choosers and these next two weeks are crunch time.

And in case you thought you finally found a Halloween-related post without a Mean Girls reference or gif: SURPRISE! Happy Hoyaween!

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The Top 10 Halloween Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Halloween-Scary-Wallpaper-2014Well, Halloweekend is quickly approaching, a time when you will reach both preak blood sugar and, most likely, blood alcohol content.

We all want a Halloweekend side bae, but finding that special person is difficult. Yes, there will be plenty of skeletons and witches, but you will most likely be unimpressed by their non-Georgetown themed costumes. We all know that a good side bae is one with a creative costume, like a sexy cat.

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While you could tell her how much her whiskers accentuate her cheekbones for hours, she will, hopefully, not be impressed and you will need to come up with your next move.

Well friends, the 4E is here for you. As everyone knows, asking someone to Netflix and Chill is the most sure-fire way to gain their favor. In the spirit of the holiday, we offer you a list of movie suggestions that are sure to both make you seem highly cultured, and make your beloved cling to you in fright.

The Top 10 Halloween Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of:

Ranked in order of increasing spookiness

1. Clue: This 1985 cult classic, based on the eponymous board game, is funny, campy and has enough double entendres to get your Netflix and Chill session started off right.

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Spooky Rating: 1 Pumpkin- Not at all spooky, despite the multiple murders.

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2. Rubber: A telekinetic tire rolls around killing people. Stylish and weirdly unsettling, this one will make you give that spare tire a second glance.

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Spooky Rating: 1 Pumpkin and 1 Ghost – In the words of the IMBD parents guide for this movie, “lots of humans and animals get blown the f*ck up.”

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3. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: An Iranian Vampire Western. If that alone won’t get you enough hipster movie cred, it’s also in black and white with subtitles. It’s a romance too, so you know, that helps.

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Spooky Rating: 3 Pumpkins – Black and white is spooky. So are vampires.

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4. It Follows: Imagine hooking up with someone, only to find out that you’re now being followed by a murderous spirit. And now imagine that the only way to get rid of this spirit is to pass it on to someone else. Scary, am I right?

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Spooky Rating: 2 Ghosts – There are some jump scares, and a spooky old woman.

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5. Let the Right One In: Another vampire romance, this time with kids. Bonus points if you watch the original Swedish version.

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Spooky Rating: 2 Ghosts and 1 Skull – Lots of gore. Lots of blood.

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6. Teeth: This girl has teeth in, um, the worst place possible. Gives a whole new meaning to the word “maneater.”

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Spooky Rating: 1 Screaming face and 1 Ghost – Not super scary, but as I’m sure you can imagine, there’s some injury to body parts that might make half of the population uncomfortable.

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*Trigger Warning: This movie includes scenes of sexual assault*

7. Rosemary’s Baby: Roman Polanski’s 1968 horror classic makes me scared to ever buy an apartment. Plus: Young Mia Farrow. Minus: The actual devil. Bonus points if you call this one overrated, and can name at least one other Polanski movie you “think is better.”

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Spooky Rating: 2 Skulls – Incredibly unsettling without relying on jump scares or special effects.

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8. Titicut Follies: A 1967 documentary that unflinchingly shows the conditions inside a Massachusetts hospital for the criminally insane. Hint: they’re not great. Fun Fact: It has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Word of warning though, don’t share this fact unless you actually know what that means.

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Spooky Rating: 4 Skulls – It’s scary because it’s real.

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9. The Babadook: You remember those books you would have your parents read to you over and over again when you were a kid? Imagine one of those tries to kill you.

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Spooky Rating: 5 Skulls – Guaranteed to make your intended cling to you in fear. May also give you a permanent fear of books and children, which is slightly less desirable.

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10. Antichrist: Full disclosure: I watched this movie in the middle of the day on my laptop and, for 70% of it, I had my hands over my eyes. Which is a shame because, as much as it will f*ck you up, this film is absolutely gorgeous. The realistic scenes of graphic genital mutilation can be a bit of a mood killer, so I wouldn’t recommend this movie for a first date.

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Spooky Rating: 2 Screaming Faces, 1 Devil, 4 Ghosts, and 3 Skulls – We had to make a new rating category for this movie because it is the absolute definition of 2spooky.

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From all of us at the 4E, have fun, be careful and please don’t die this Halloweekend. Or do. It’s up to you.

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Halloween Plans: On Campus Horror

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As Halloweekend approaches are you panicking for plans? Is Halloween more than an excuse to ~be somebody else~ and party for you? Are you’re still struggling to plan how you will get your cultured holiday dose of horror? Fear not! 4E knows the on-campus horror scenes that will allow you to find the fright you’re looking for!

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Here’s our official review on the top 10 terrifying places on campus:

1. The Club Storage Room. Not only is it obscurely located overlooking the drop off garage, but rumor has it one of the cages is completely empty with the exception of three items. A coach without legs, a singular Orgo Study Guide and a Ouija board — we’ll leave it to you to put that puzzle together.

2. The Leavey Tower. Not only is it decked out in “birds chirping maniacally” graffiti, but it is also home to the locked gate where you can go no further but behind the board into the wall if you so choose to be confronted by the gaping ten story drop (use caution; this is not a joke).

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3. The tunnels. (Check my avatar for proof.) They’re freaky. They’re everywhere. They’re full of pipes. Are we really a Hilltop? Or are we the product of built up underground tunnels? We say the latter.

4. The parking garages. Honestly, I can’t think of many more things that are scarier than being in the depths of a dark parking garage, without cell service or half a clue where the nearest exit is.

5. Jack the Bulldog’s Grave. Does it exist? Is he wrapped in a gold casket? Is he stuffed and looming over the highest bidding alum? We may never know, but the mystery will surely haunt us.

6. The Exorcist steps. You could fall! That’s all there is to it.

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7. Myaccess. The grades, the transcripts, dealing with that health insurance survey…

8. The hospital. Ever stepped just the hop skip and a jump past Darnall to enter the hospital pharmacy only to realize you’ve entered the real world? It’s quite frightful seeing that the Georgetown college campus bubble will one day send us into the world of medical bills and strangers.

9. The Copley Crypt. Go at midnight. Bring a mirror and spin around three times.

10. The Healy attic. Legend has it those dormers up there are home to a forever locked room where the exorcisms used to happen. What fun.

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Who Wore it Better: 4E or Dogs? (Halloween Edition)

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Don’t you hate it when somebody steals your look, and that person is a dog. Check out these dogs who had the same costumes as 4E bloggers when they dressed up many Halloweens ago. Who knows, maybe these comparisons could inspire some looks this Halloweekend.

Polling has been disabled because we didn’t want to stress anyone out with this difficult decision. And we know, we were cute.

Who wore it better: Courtney Klein or this dog?

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Who wore it better: Annie Fraser or this dog?

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Who wore it better: Mike Radice or this dog?

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Who wore it better: Sydney Bolling or this dog?

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Who wore it better: Keaton O’Neil or this dog?

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Who wore it better: Tori Forelli or this dog?

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Who wore it better: Max Wheeler or this dog?

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Who wore it better: Catherine McNally or this dog?

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And, just for kicks, to end this post here is a picture of me dressed as a dog and a dog dressed as a human.

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Mind blown.

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A Guide to #Basic Halloween Costumes

Halloween-Pumpkin-PicturesWell Hoyas, Halloween is almost here! In just a few short days all of the festivities will kick off for a weekend full of fun. Now, while many of you are probably stressing about the impending doom of midterms finding the perfect Halloween costume, Jane Hoyas across campus seem to have had their costumes ready for weeks. Why is this, you may ask? Well, that’s because they’ve resorted to wearing some variety of the most overused, #basic college costumes there are!

This lack of creativity isn’t to be overlooked, however, as many of these costumes actually say a lot about the person who opts to wear them. In order to help you understand the true meaning behind these basic costumes, 4E has compiled a list of costumes you’re more than likely to see this weekend and what they say about their wearer.

  1. Cheap Alcohol: You enjoy the finer things in life like top shelf liquor and boxed wine, which is exactly why you spent so much time putting your costume together. I mean, who else would be bougie enough to rock cut up card board boxes and plastic bottles? Extra bougie brownie points go to those of you who draw your inspiration from Sunset Blush Franzia or Pink Lemonade Burnett’s.
  2. Police Officer: You’re very concerned about the safety of your fellow Hoyas this weekend. In the event that SNAPS or DPS isn’t able to make it to Brown House to break up the party, you’re ready to step in for them. Just ignore anyone who tries to tell you that your plastic badge and handcuffs don’t give you any real authority, #peasants.
  3. Playboy Bunny: You’re just planning ahead for a future career. You know, in case that Georgetown degree doesn’t end up working in your favor.
  4. Mathlete: You take your studies incredibly seriously. I mean, you are a Georgetown student after all! Unlike all the Playboy Bunnies out this weekend, you plan on ending your night alone in your favorite cubicle on Lau 2. Nothing says “Happy Halloween” quite like getting ahead for all those upcoming midterms.
  5. Vampire: You believe that Bram Stoker is a true literary genius, so you use Halloween as an excuse to emulate Dracula. As an added bonus, you’ll seem totally edgy with fangs and fake blood!
  6. Black Cat: You honestly see yourself as a future cat lady, but you’re probably too shy to openly admit this. Instead you hide behind your painted on whiskers and cat ears, and embrace your spirit animal for one night out of the year. Alternatively, you may just be the most uncreative person ever.

Photos/Gifs: survivingcollege.com, tumblr.com, happyhalloween9.com

Georgetown-Themed Halloween Costumes

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It is that time of year again Hoyas, Halloween. Right now, you are most likely scrambling to find a costume that is both “cute” and “funny” — AKA the incredible feat. Why not rep Georgetown this holiday season? Here are some ideas to get the ideas flowing:

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1. A Go-Card. This costume is especially easy since we all have a model of what it should look like (unless you lost it). Steal a piece of cardboard from Prospect Street on Thursday as Friday is recycling day and there is bound to be something you can use. Grab some blue and while paint, and cut out a whole for your face. Extra points if you use yourself to swipe into a dorm.

2. The Omelet Lady. Does she still exist? I haven’t been to Leo’s in about a century. Nonetheless, she is for sure the most important person on this campus because she controls the omelets, AKA the only cure to your Sunday hangover. Carry around a pan, those little omelet order slips and scream “Get ya omelet” at everyone you see. Extra points if you bring me an omelet.

3. Georgetown Study Abroad Student. If you are a junior, it is very likely that a large majority of your friend group is off being “cultural” right now. Why not #TBT to them and go as a Italy/France/Spain/Ireland/Australia/WHATEVER study abroad student? All you need is a selfie stick and a “new found view of the world.”

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4. A Corp Barista. The easiest one on the list! If you have ever bought a coffee, tea, chai or whatever you fancy at a Corp location, you know the baristas have a certain style that will never go out of style. Throw on an artsy/hipster outfit (bonus points for overalls) and a backwards hat and you are golden. You should 100% carry around a coffee, as well.

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Get Freaky with a Frappula this Halloweekend

starbucks-has-a-new-secret-halloween-drinkSo you’ve made it through midterms… OK that’s a joke, midterms literally never end. So you’re in the middle of midterms and Halloween is coming up. You want to get excited about the holiday but you haven’t even had time to think of a clever costume. Maybe you wanted to go to a pumpkin patch and make lots of apple baked goods but you’ve been stuck in Lau all weekend. Never fear, the FRAPPULA is here!

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So now you’re thinking, what the heck is a frappula? It is the amazing new Starbucks drink here Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. You might be stuck studying this Halloweekend (although you should be trick-or-treating on embassy row), but no matter what you’re doing you’ll need a caffeine fix at some point. The Frappula is here to help caffeine-starved, holiday cheer craving student everywhere.

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You may remember the green tea Fraken Frappuccino from last year, but this time around Starbucks is stepping up their game. The Frappula involves a white chocolate blend sandwiched between a layer of mocha and whipped cream, with an additional raspberry drizzle for a delicious and spooky flavor combination.

So take a quick study break and be sure to grab one of these blended treats at a nearby Starbucks! Otherwise, the trick is on you.

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GTFO: Pumpkin Patch

GTFOHave midterms been bring you down recently? If so, you’re not alone. If you need something to look forward to in order to get you through the next few weeks, just remember Halloween is right around the corner! And, Halloween means FUN FALL THINGS.

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If you’re looking to “Get The Frick Off campus”, what better than a haunted hay ride and corn maze to get you in the spirit. Cox Farms in Virginia is in the middle of their Fields of Fear. It runs every Friday and Saturday night through November 1. It’s not too late. Check out all the details here.

You might be wondering, what does fields of fear entail exactly? Just how scary is it really? Luckily for you all, I’m a senior who likes to GTFO, so let me tell you all about it.

PART 1: The haunted corn maze

Corn mazes are really fun, but they’re even better when paid actors in costume are chasing you right? In the haunted corn maze you can expect monsters, zombies, axe murders and creepy dolls all over the place. What’s not to love?

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PART 2: The zombie hayride

In this part of fields of fear you get to pile into a tracker and go on a nice ride around the field. It starts off as a lovely bonding experience for you and your fields, but then quickly takes a turn for the scary when zombies escape from their cages and start chasing you. They even reach into the tracker and grab you.

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Booo!

PART 3: The Woods

If you thought the last two sounded scary, prepare yourself for the haunted woods. It is pitch black and there are a lot of people in bear suits. The entire experience ends with men chasing you with chain saws, yes they will run after you.

After experiences all three terrifying attractions at fields of fear, you can relax, buy some apple cider donuts and some hot cider and sit around the fire pit. There is even a dance floor if you feel the need to boogie. Don’t forget to buy some pumpkins on the way out!

There will be fall, there will be friends and there will be fun: Happy GTFO

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Photos: giphy.com, Sydney Bolling/The Hoya

4E Horoscopes

horoscope-gallery-sagittariusSo I’m actually way more prophetic than people give me credit for.

Check out your horoscope below to see how your future, love life and Halloweekend is going to play out. 100% accurate or your money back.

Capricorn (12/22 – 1/19)

Your life has been crazy and hectic lately, but after this week you’ll finally settle into a more normal rhythm. In your time of desperation, you’ll find a wrapped item of a food on the ground, but you should not eat it. You’ll think about it though.

LoveLyfe: Your side-bae is going to be a side-bye. Get ahead and start moving on.

Halloween-o-scope: You have way too many options for Halloweekend. You’ll be overwhelmed if you try to do them all, so pick carefully. Stay away from group costume ideas.

Aquarius (1/20 – 2/18)

Next Thursday will literally be a #tbt. Some ghosts of Christmas past will walk back into your life in a way that you were not expecting. Though you may feel overwhelmed at first, take a deep breath—this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

LoveLyfe: You normally live by the commandment, “thou shalt not text first.” But next weekend, if you get over yourself and just go for it, something good will happen.

Halloween-o-scope: You’ll meet a tempting someone dressed as a promiscuous animal on Halloween night. Stay away.

Pisces (2/19 – 3/20)

You know that listening isn’t your strong suit, but you know who really deserves to get listened to? Yourself. You’re in desperate need of some #me-realtalk and just be honest with yourself.

LoveLyfe: The moons have shifted in a rare fashion. Your love interest will acknowledge you sober and in public … potential keeper here.

Halloween-o-scope: So your Halloween costume might be more on the risqué side … but this isn’t something you should feel self-conscious about. If you got it, flaunt it.

Aries (3/21 – 4/19)

You’re stressed out about post-grad plans, but you should not be. Things are going to work out a lot more seemlessly then you’re anticipating, and then you’ll realize that all this nervousness now was unnecessary.

LoveLyfe: You may think you’re the only one courting your crush, but you’re very wrong. Time to step up your game so that someone else doesn’t step on your toes.

Halloween-o-scope: Halloween will not be what you’re expecting this year, but just be prepared to go with the flow.

Taurus (4/20 – 5/20)

Your next CTF experience will not be what you’re hoping for.

LoveLyfe: You’re kind of in a rut here. You’re bored with the people around you, and you’re anxious for someone new to walk into your life. But maybe it’s not someone new you should be looking for, but someone old. Not like middle-aged old, but someone you already know. Re-examine the boo’s in your life and do some soul-searching to find out which one could be bae.

Halloween-o-scope: You’re in for a fright this year. Stay cool though, everything will be alright.

Gemini (5/21 – 6/20)

Your next Facebook profile picture will get more likes than you ever thought possible.

LoveLyfe: You feel like a stalker when it comes to your crush, and in some ways, you kind of are. Next time you’re in the same area, introduce yourself in a not-creepy way. They’ll be flattered you took the time to pay attention to them.

Halloween-o-scope: You feel like you’re just over Halloween. You’ve done this for twenty-odd years now, and the routine of going to different houses and collecting candy/shot of Burnetts is getting old. Holidays are just a social construct, right? Isn’t this just a way for the candy companies and Victoria’s Secret to increase their profits? While you may be right, ditch the indifferent attitude just for one night. Have fun with it, put on some animal ears, and go with the flow.

Cancer (6/21 – 7/22)

Work has been going super well lately, and this isn’t just a fluke. You’re really hitting your stride and expanding your skills, so give yourself a pat on the back.

Your frenemy Tequila is going to stab you in the back next weekend…stay away.

LoveLyfe: Your wheelhouse is going to expand…but can you juggle all these new love interests? No need to get serious with anyone yet, but your options are going to increase. In a month or so you’ll have to make a hard decision about one of them.

Halloween-o-scope: You’re going to eat too much candy, but that’s okay.

Leo (7/23 – 8/22)

You feel like your outer appearance has been a bit ratchet, and in all honesty, it kind of has been. That’s mostly because of all the stress you’ve been feeling lately. Give yourself a detox day to give your skin the healing that it needs. You’ll feel better inside and out.

LoveLyfe: Someone in your extra-circular activities has recently caught your eye … don’t let that person out of your sight. Don’t be a stranger, but don’t be a stalker either.

Halloween-o-scope: Your kitty costume isn’t be the only thing that is blacking out this weekend.

Virgo (8/23 – 9/22)

Everyone thinks you’re perfect and you have your life together—but do you really? You feel like the answer to this question is no, and having to pretend like you do is driving you mad. It’s a good idea to confide in those you’re close with to say you feel like a mess, and their advice in this situation will be invaluable.

LoveLyfe: You really need to be less self-conscious about yourself, bae and/or side-bae isn’t as judgmental as you think.

Halloween-o-scope: Your kitty tail isn’t the only thing you’re in danger of losing this Halloweened—keep a close eye on your wallet and iphone. You may be in need of an upcoming screen repair.

Libra (9/23 – 10/22)

You may think you’re under-appreciated, but the people in your life value you a lot more than you think. You’re very popular in your inner circle, so don’t forget that.

The wifi at your residence currently sucks. This isn’t going to change.

LoveLyfe: The mixed signals you’ve been getting from a certain someone lately are finally going to clear up. Don’t force this though, this honest conversation will occur organically.

Halloween-o-scope: This Halloween may be the best one you’ve had in a while. Your costume is going to receive a lot of praise, even if you need to explain to some people first.

Scorpio (10/23 – 11/21)

Tension between you and a certain nemesis will peak this month, but try best not to let your annoyance with this person escalate in a way you’ll regret. Like a poster in my second grade classroom said, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will hurt forever.”

LoveLyfe: Remind your bae and/or side-bae of you interest in them, because they may be uncertain at times. Don’t be afraid to be more forward than you usually are, and slap a couple extra emojis in your texts to show that you really do care.

Halloween-o-scope: So you’re panicking that you don’t have enough costume ideas—but don’t fret. Revisit your childhood costume ideas for inspiration (and maybe ask your mom to FedEx a couple accessories).

Sagittarius (11/22 – 12/21)

You feel like you’ve just run a marathon. Life has been busier than you ever thought possible, and you’re deserving of some much need relaxation. Next Thursday night, bring a glass of pinot into an extra-hot shower to calm your nerves.

LoveLyfe: You’ve been feeling really frisky lately. Go to your favorite bar next Friday, and you’ll be sure to DFMO.

Halloween-o-scope: Your costume idea for Saturday night is destined to be hot and snarky. Though you may not remember all of this weekend, people are definitely going to give you lots of compliments.

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