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MIT student blogger Laura N. '09

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.




Feel free to tell me how awesome I am.

24 responses to “My Halloween Costume is Better Than Yours”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that’s intense!

  2. Monorina says:

    You are seriously looking gr8.

  3. hamsi says:

    much cooler than my harry potter dementor outfit =P

  4. Anonymous says:

    you look great! looks like MIT is a cool place to be in halloween

    BTW, paris hilton, if we were interested in seeing porn, we wouldn`t be looking in the MIT admissions website

  5. anonymous says:

    Are you going to keep your hair color or change it back to its natural color? It looks fantastic! The costume is amazing!

  6. Jeremy '12 says:

    Yeah, you’re pretty damn awesome! Even your facial expression is right on. Great costume!

  7. Chris O says:

    O_o omg that has gotta be the best trinity outfit i’ve seen and i’ve seen about three lol. But it is no match for my ash ketchum outfit….. jk yours totally kicked my costumes butt lol

  8. wendi says:

    wow, your costume just made me want to go watch the matrix xD.

  9. Ehsan says:

    You should have sprayed the nerf gun black.

    But still It is totally awesome!

  10. Anonymous says:

    My costume (greaser of sorts) also required me to wear sunglasses during nighttime AND without my glasses. I was pretty much relying on my friends not to let me walk into cars.

  11. Anonymous says:

    that is the greatest thing ever. i am seriously impressed.

  12. Paul says:

    Actually, yeah. I concede. smile

  13. Reena says:

    suggestion: put a captcha on these blogs.

  14. Laura says:

    The nerf gun unfortunately didn’t belong to me, so I couldn’t exactly just mess with it.

    And the hair dye is the “washes out after 30 showers” variety, so it will eventually fade back to my normal dark-ish brown.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that’s got to be one of the best pictures of you I’ve seen. You should’ve gone without the nerf gun. No pictures of the combat boots?

  16. Mikey says:

    Wow, sweet costume! Looking at those pics made me genuinely scared of you.

  17. OMG!! MIT students do something besides studies.

  18. Apoorv says:

    Hey, yeah nice outfit.
    @ Reena: I kinda agree with Reena; this place would do better with a captcha.

  19. Laura says:

    about the captchas: they have been discussed, but most of them violate accessibility laws (for example they make it much more difficult for blind people to navigate the site)

  20. Leah says:

    I’m going to be a total nerd and celebrate the fact that you’re pointing a Maverick as your weapon. Huzzah!

  21. Xavier says:

    the second picture needs a “Dodge this” caption

  22. Banerjee says:

    You’re…umm, awesome? You’re AWESOME!!!

  23. Banerjee says:

    You’re…umm, awesome? You’re AWESOME!!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    A girl in chem department dressed up as EDTA on the ground it looks exactly like a person. She went around catching people by the arm and telling them to “get more positive” all day.