EMU Information / October 23, 2015

Have a great costume? You could win $300 at Rock the Rec!

Rock the Rec is in a few days, and most importantly, there is a costume contest with a $300 prize!

If you are still struggling with a costume idea, head on over to the I Am Not A Costume Mixer from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on October 26th in the McKenny Ballroom. This event is to educate students about culturally insensitive Halloween costumes. The symbolism behind these costumes have had many negative effects on students and we are looking to make a change in our EMU community.

Here are a few tips to  make sure that your cool costume idea isn’t offensive, even if you don’t think it will be.

  1. Pick a celeb that looks like you: We all have one. Or three. Choose an iconic moment from their career, slap on a similar outfit, and head out for a good time.
  2. Be a monster: Why don’t people go for the real Halloween classics anymore? Be something scary! Or be a clown (no, not me — be an actual clown). Be something punny, or your favorite meme (be Grumpy Cat), or a bear, or an elbowed squid.
  3. Be a character from your favorite book, TV show, or movie: Yes, even if your favorite character is a dragon. Or the captain of a floating clunker with a curiously prudish streak for a criminal. Take a tip from the cosplayers and do something really intricate and amazing.
  4. Be something really random: Like a table or a chair. Or sexy corn. Wait … don’t be sexy corn. He Who Walks Behind The Rows might take offense, or you’ll have to spend the whole night explaining how corn can be sexy. You probably don’t want to do that. I mean, you might be up for that particular conversation over pudding shots, but it sounds like a bad idea to me.

And that one friend that who tells you when your great idea is terrible? Listen to them. They’re most likely right. If one person in your life can see an idea as offensive, chances are there are a lot of people out there who would agree with them. You’ve got a lot of options — nothing wrong with erring on the side of being respectful and conscientious.

Why run the risk of running afoul of a scholarship committee or potential employers who do their due diligence on social media, when you can have any one of hundreds of perfectly fun, scary, or silly costumes that are frankly much more interesting than being a walking racist stereotype? Because doing something racist doesn’t just make you a racist in that moment — to the rest of the world, you are henceforth racist to some degree. Social media never forgets, so use your head. Halloween is a night where you can be anyone you want to be, and hopefully, that person is someone who wouldn’t offend or hurt someone else.

 

And here are the rest of the details about Roc the Rec.

Get to the Rec/IM basketball courts on October 27 at 7 p.m. for Rock the Rec 3!

Meet your Men’s and Women’s Basketball Team!
There will be
-Free food (Marco’s Pizza and Insomnia Cookies)
-Dunk Contest & 3 point contest
-$300 best Halloween Costume Contest (so dress up!)
-$1,000 Adidas credit for RSO with largest turnout
-Highest attended residence hall will also receive an extra special prize

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on the Rec/IM bball courts!!

Join the event here and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/857507774370935/

 

 

 

 

 


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