This Halloweekend, the CUI photographers dispersed to document a festival season of costumes, friends and fun.
One partygoer escapes the chaos of the night to watch a spooky movie. Oct. 28, 2017 (Fiona Matson/CU Independent)
The air is crisp, the leaves have almost all fallen and the first snow has come and gone. It is Halloween time in Colorado. The streets are still filled with people in costume but instead of searching for candy, partygoers follow the smell of cheap booze (#BURNASTYYYS) hanging in the air.
At CU, Halloween has been stretched from a nighttime activity of candy gathering to a weekend-long festival. For a number of days, students donned alter-egos, making a time of disguise and a time of freedom.
Ghouls, sexy cats and some lingering buff-swag-clad CU parents all maintained tradition and traveled from house to house, bar to bar, for offerings of spooky-themed cocktails or pumpkin beer.
This holiday was not about the harvest, honoring the dead or welcoming the winter. Costumes weren’t so much about becoming something else, but more so about becoming less of one thing: students (especially in the wake of midterms).
Cotton cobwebs blanket doorways … and some students’ minds after this weekend.
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