Sports or not? Halloweekend – Paltz’s New Oracle

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Most people treat Halloweekend as a sport; there is the pre-match, the match itself and the post-match.

Growing up, Halloween is the day a year for trick-or-treating, picking out a fun costume, and swapping candy with friends. In middle school, it’s a whole new ball game.

Now, instead of just celebrating October 31, Halloween has become a multi-day event, known as Halloweekend. Instead of having one costume to perfect, you have to put together nearly four to five different costumes for the different event days. Now, this may not seem like the biggest problem for everyone, but for those who like to make a statement, it’s very difficult to accomplish.

Along with looking for costumes, these pieces can add up very quickly. Although they tend to go to thrift stores like the Salvation Army, some costume accessories can only be purchased through commercial retailers, which can be quite expensive.

After the painstaking research of the costumes, the weekend arrives. Every day, morphing from one character to another and shelling out up to $10 just for cover charge at the bar. The constant social interaction is getting exhausting, and the green hairspray of last night’s look won’t exactly fade.

In my in-depth review, I believe Halloweekend would be considered a sport. From finding the perfect and most affordable costume to maintaining the stamina to go out every day, it’s very similar to preparing for a sports tournament.



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