Not-So-Happy Halloween

Valley has a special love for Halloween, so it’s only natural that we want to celebrate early. For the 13 days leading up to Halloween, we’ll be reveling in all of the creepy, spooky and sometimes stylish fun. Join in with our countdown of the 13 Days of Halloween.

All dressed up and out in the streets for Halloween, sometimes things get weird. We asked around for embarrassing Halloween stories, but we’ll keep our contributors’ identities incognito.

“One year in high school, a classmate was having a huge Halloween bash. I decided to go as a football player and, little did I know, I unintentionally picked the same number for my costume jersey as my high school crush’s actual football jersey. After he showed up at the party, I immediately panicked and tried avoiding him all night. Luckily, he has a good sense of humor and was able to laugh it off. Close call!”

“Sophomore year I was a Toy Story Alien for Halloween and I spray dyed my hair green. Little did I know the hair dye, ending up smelling AWFUL, like a cabbage… I sprayed gallons of perfume on my hair, but the smell never went away so I had to go out as a cabbage smelling Toy Story Alien.”

“Freshman year I was dressed as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and I ended up with someone dressed as a Hassidic Jew. Let’s just say the cross between two holidays made some magic happen or Santa definitely put me on the naughty list for the next year.”

“Last year I was ‘Linny the Pooh,’ like Winnie the Pooh and the ‘P’ fell off my shirt so it just said ooh and everyone that walked past me was just yelling OOH! Kind of awkward.”

“In high school I went to a haunted house with a bunch of friends, guys and girls, and we were walking through, and at one point I got SO scared that I peed my pants. There was no way I could hide it either besides tying my hoodie around my waist. Let’s just say the haunted hayride was not so enjoyable sitting on wet jeans and hay…”

“Senior year of high school my friends and I went trick or treating as a joke. At one house, the woman gave us a hard time because we were so old. As we were leaving, I tripped over a wire from one of her inflatable Halloween decorations. I fell face first, spilling candy everywhere and I had to ask her for a Band-Aid because my arm was bleeding profusely.”

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