My Halloween Costume is Better Than Yours by Laura N. '09
It didn't give me an inflated ego or anything.
So a few days before Halloween I asked you all what I should be for Halloween. I then ignored all of your votes and went with the most popular choice anyway, because it was exactly what I really wanted but was not confident I could pull off. But thanks to the wonders of google and my credit card, I ordered some of the necessary components and had them shipped to my dorm just in time for the big day. I dug around in my closet for the rest, and set off to 2.009 lecture (where I would be one of only 2 people dressed up for Halloween…seniors are lame) as….
Trinity, of course.
Vinyl jacket, fashionable sunglasses (which I of course had to wear inside and at night), all black clothing, combat boots, and fingertip-less gloves…I even dyed my hair…and I was totally in character.
I basically walked around campus for a few hours feeling like the coolest person in the world. It was awesome. Then I headed over to SpookySkate, which is a Halloween event sponsored by one of MIT’s student groups. Where I met Neo. We ran into each other on line waiting for skates, introduced ourselves in real life, and chatted every time we saw each other for the rest of the night.
Unfortunately I quickly discovered after dressing myself up that I was unable to do a halfway decent cartwheel under normal conditions and therefore doing one in a full length vinyl jacket while shooting a Nerf gun was going to be totally impossible. Also, my awesome sunglasses did not give me the ability to run up walls. But the whole get up did greatly inflate my ego by making me feel like a total badass.
But I still looked really cool.