Ryan Hannigan went '70s at work today to celebrate the holiday.
Halloween rules. We hold this to be self-evident.
And like any other holiday, everyone has their own favorite holiday memories and traditions. We at the Indy compiled a few favorite halloween things for your reading pleasure. As you prepare for the evening, take a moment to share in our glee over this holiday.
1. What's your favorite halloween costume, childhood or all-time?
Arts editor Edie Adelstein
: All my costumes were usually covered by coats, but the very last time my sister and I went out together we embraced the weather and were old country ladies, or babushkas or whatever.
Reporter Bryce Crawford
: I hate Halloween, because I hate the pain in the ass that is dressing up, so my favorite costumes are the ones I don’t have to wear.
Music editor Bill Forman
Colorado Springs Business Journal graphic designer Ryan Hannigan
Digital content coordinator Craig Lemley
: Favorite costume childhood and all-time: Cowboy. It's cute when you're a kid (I dreamed of becoming a Flying W Wrangler) and simple as an adult. Just shave the beard into a handlebar stache, hat, boots donezo. The hardest part of the costume is sacrificing the beard.
Reporter J. Adrian Stanley
: Josh and I were Eddie and Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous one year.
Freelance reporter Griffin Swartzell
: I have a history of awesome Halloween costumes, but the 6-foot wings on the devil costume I made myself take the cake.
2. What was your favorite thing to get when you went trick-or-treating?
: The variety was the best! The smell of all that artificial sugar in our special plastic sacks — the anticipation of the gorging to come — is my favorite.
: Full-size Snickers bars. And Nerds.
: Jelly Beans
: Whole bars of anything. Except Mounds and Almond Joys; I hate those.
: Full-sized candy bars of any kind.
: Anything full-sized, or Twix bars. But I never found the elusive full-sized Twix bar.
3. Speaking of which, how old is too old to trick-or-treat?
: Probably mid-teens, and that may be pushing it. I would do it now still if it didn’t mean taking candy that would otherwise go to children.
: Hm. If you’re old enough to wonder if you’re too old, you’re too old.
: When your "costume" includes a hoodie you wear on a regular basis.
: Probably 13.
: Old enough to chaperone (and take a sugary fee, of course).
4. What's your favorite halloween movie?
: I just read this awesome essay about why Mulholland Drive
is a great horror movie, but Halloween-specific, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
: HOCUS POCUS
FOR LIFE. Otherwise, I also hate scary movies.
: I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle
(Dirk Campbell, 1990).
: Ernest Scared Stupid.
: Nightmare Before Christmas
, because I don't like scary movies.
: The Shining.
: The Thing
is disqualified because the monsters defy costuming. The Nightmare Before Christmas
edges out Hellraiser
5. And your favorite song for the season?
: No idea. I hadn’t even heard of "The Monster Mash" until high school.
: Nothing could be more elegant and timeless than "The Monster Mash."
: "Happy" (Pharell Williams, 2013)
: There are such things as halloween songs?
: Tocatta and Fugue in D minor
. Bach, baby.
: "Black No. 1" by Type O Negative.