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Hosting a spooky movie night with friends: Amanda Landwehr
If the 2020 Presidential Debates weren’t enough to scare you, hop on Netflix and invite some friends over for a horror movie binge. It’s a fun, COVID-friendly way to celebrate Halloween, and you don’t even have to change out of your work-from-home uniform of pajamas. Bake some wickedly tasty Pilsbury pumpkin cookies, choose a spooky flick like “IT” or “Insidious,” and settle in for a cozy night. The bonus? It’s free!
Exploring “haunted” places: Jules Banks
Staying socially distanced might mean no big get-togethers this Halloween, but if you’re looking to get out of the house, consider a fun trip to any of Chicago’s (allegedly) haunted locations and give yourself a fun fright. Many ghostly venues are open to the public, such as the Congress Hotel, Graceland Cemetery or the Hull House. I can’t recommend the ones that aren’t open to the public, but if you can get in….
Getting into costume, even if you’re by yourself: Aidan McGinty
Just because costume parties are out of the cards this year, doesn’t mean that you can’t get dressed up! Gather a group of friends who are willing to have a Zoom costume exhibition. Go all out — there’s no need to worry about your makeup lasting throughout the night, or how comfortable your outfit will be to dance in. Even if the only person seeing your costume is you, it’s always fun to dress up and get in the Halloween spirit.