Getting In The Spirit

Getting In The Spirit

The Nightcap

Nightcap for October 27th, 2017


The basis of optimism is sheer terror. Oscar Wilde

Trick or Blah just came out with their projected list of the ten most popular costumes of 2017 for Halloween.

And I gotta say, I was pretty disappointed. I mean, sure you’re going to get your witches and Harley Quinns and Zombies, but I thought at least one or two would stand out as being particularly clever or funny.

I’m sure there will be a ton of Donald Trumps and sexy “whatevers” as women seem to try to be a sexy version of literally everything. Good for the guys, I suppose, but it certainly isn’t funny nor is it inspiring.

There will probably be a few other political figures, maybe some homages to Tom Petty or some inappropriate costumes that will annoy the Cultural Appropriation Committee of No Sense of Humor.

I think the reality is, it just wasn’t a fun year –not compared to years past. There was a lot of shootings and divisiveness and NFL players kneeling and Chris Christie stealing beaches and people just overall not getting along and I have a feeling that will translate into a mundane Halloween, which is a bummer because it’s my absolute favorite holiday. I love it and even I’m not really looking forward to coming up with a costume that playfully encompasses all the crap we went through this year.

Sorry to be the Debbie downer but, after seeing that THESE were the most popular costumes of the year, my excitement switched to bereavement. Do you all have some better ideas? We would love to hear them in the comments below. Only fun ones allowed!


Halloween is just around the corner which means half of you are so ahead of the game, you have your Christmas stuff up. The other half probably will wait til the very last minute to pick out a halloween costumer and leave a bowl of hardened tootsie rolls and taffy in a bowl for trick-or-treaters (cuz that’s all the candy that was left at the grocery store).

Halloween is awesome because it brings out the funny and the slutty in all of us and let’s be honest, those things just go hand in hand. Seriously, my favorite part about this holiday is to see how women find the least attractive things and suddenly make them sexy. Anyone wanna place bets on how many sexy Kim Jung Uns there will be this year?

In all the excitement, we have a tendency to completely forget to give homage where homage is due and that’s the history of Halloween. Unbeknownst to many people, Halloween was not something created out of the Hershey’s Candy Headquarter –it’s actually origins are a celtic festival ritual of Samhain when members of the town would dress up to ward off evil spirits.

Now, we just ward of diabetes (if we can.)

To learn about the history of Halloween, click here.

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