Miriam Geiger

Probably the biggest difference between Halloween at home versus Halloween at school (besides the excessive drinking, of course), is that it lasts a whole three nights. Three nights means three costumes, and for those accustomed to just throwing something together for one day, this can be a bit daunting. But three nights also means three opportunities for creativity. Sure, you have your solo Superman costume for Thursday night, but what about Friday and Saturday? Halloween is the night when kids who never leave their dorm will venture out to State Street. Perhaps, then, this is not only a great time to show off by yourself, but also how many friends you have managed to acquire.

Groups of 2:

–Mario and Luigi.

–Phil and Lil from “Rugrats.”

–Lilo and Stitch.

–Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.

–Mr. and Mrs. Stenger.

–Your parents at your own Bar Mitzvah.

–Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.

Groups of 3:

–Cher, Dionne and Tai from “Clueless.”

–The Three Little Pigs.

–Harry, Ron and Hermione.

–The Powerpuff Girls.

–A literal representation of Earth, Wind and Fire.

–Pipe Dream, WHRW 90.5 FM and BTV.

Groups of 4:

–Quinn, from “Zoey 101,” who cloned herself three times.

–NSYNC, minus the one that nobody cares about (Chris, remember?)

–Harry, Ron and Hermione, but this time, throw in a Draco if that one friend HAS to be included.

–Four Bronies trying to have some Halloween fun.

–Tom, Marty, JT and a Rat.

Groups of 5:

–The Teletubbies: 4 plus the Sun-Baby.

–The Cast of “Bob’s Burgers.”

–Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco and your one hot friend can be Neville Longbottom. Look him up now.

–The Spice Girls.

–The Spice Girls, except you’re actually just spices. Paprika, cinnamon, cumin, pepper and Old Spice.

–One Direction.

–One Direction if they all just let themselves go.

Groups of 6:

–The Core 6 of “High School Musical.” You know who they are.

–Harpur, Watson, Decker, CCPA, SOM and the new pharmacy school.

–The entire United States curling team, plus half of Canada’s.

–Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Fred, Daphne and the Mystery Machine.

–Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Neville and, let’s make a whole crew out of it — Luna Lovegood, you’re invited!