The Evolution of Halloween

From Trick-or-Treat to Liquor-Treat?

Guilty Pleasures | Alex Belden | November 2, 2015

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From trick-or-treat to liquor-treat: how the hell did we get here? Let’s take a look at how we turned into these half-dressed lush’s through the evolution of Halloween.


To be a kid again. We had nothing to worry about in our warm princess and power ranger costumes. If we were small enough, our parents would carry us from house to house, or maybe drag us throughout the hood in a wagon. We didn’t know how good we had it. The only downside was that our parents may have taken the majority of our candy so they could eat it to prevent cavities.

Middle School

As if middle school wasn’t already bad enough between all of our ugly phases, this was the worst stage of Halloween evolution. We felt way too old to go trick-or-treating, yet our parents insisted we were too young to go to unsupervised parties. The struggle was so real with wanting to dress slutty but not being allowed.

High School

We thought we had it made in high school. We finally got to go to the Halloween parties with fog machines and sparkly decorations where we drank really nice booze from our parents’ liquor cabinets. We convinced our parents to let us go to the parties by wearing a costume over our real, slutty costumes.


Here, we celebrate Halloween for 2-3 weeks. It’s almost more fun to dress up for Halloween in the weeks before the actual day of Halloween. The biggest downfall of college Halloween is that girls need to have the sluttiest AND most original costumes, just to get blacked and lose 95% of our costume by the end of the night. Cheers!

Though Halloween has changed a lot through the years, it is still a fun and creative holiday everyone can participate in in one way or another.