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Halloween 2014: Expectations vs Reality

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As Halloween approaches, we prepare ourselves for the 'greatest night ever', but in reality, it's just an excuse to dress up and get drunk. What could go wrong?...

1. Expectation: Your outfit will be flawless

The fake blood will drip down your neck into a perfect shape, everything will stay in place and look fresh (or dead) all night.


You'll have about 5 minutes in which your outfit will look good. After that, blood and face paint will smudge, outfits will rip or someone will steal your pitchfork.

2. Expectation: Everyone will 'get' your costume.

mean girls im a mouse duh amanda seyfried

Nope. But hey, it's a nice icebreaker.

3. Expectation: You'll get invited to loads of parties.

halloween trick or treat


You go trick or treating with your mum.

4. Expectation: This Halloween will be better than last year!


The chances are, it'll be an average night but with pumpkins.

5. Expectation: Everyone will dress up and look fabulous.


The majority will, but there will be a few people 'dressed as themselves' or wearing some vague ripped t-shirt 'zombie' costume.

6. Expectation: You'll feast on thousands of delicious sweets.

harry potter and ron weasley feast on the hogwarts express


You'll get some Palma Violets, eat a few and then feel sick for the rest of the night.

7. Expectation: Party-goers will cower at your terrifying costume.

hocus pocus discontented grimace


Good effort, but no.

8. Expectation: Not every girl will use Halloween as an excuse to dress up nicely.


You'll be the only one in the ridiculous costume... but who cares?

9. Expectation: Your outfit will be sooo original.


You won't be the only one, especially in ready made costumes.

lizzi hart grb author

Lizzi Hart is the Social Media & Content Manager at the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB). Outside of work, she enjoys reading, music, binge-watching TV and dreaming about the dog she'll one day own.

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