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Halloween on October 22: Students at DU should crank up the fright factor!

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The students at Delhi University are prepared to enjoy an amazing Halloween this year. For the anniversary, events are planned all over campus, from Kamala Nehru College to Shri Ram College of Commerce. These include competitions, cosplay, and parties.

The custom of celebrating Halloween is thought to have evolved from the Celtic holiday of Samhain, where people would dress up and set bonfires ablaze. The freak fiesta is currently held with great zeal throughout the world. On October 31, Halloween Day will be celebrated by Delhi University students as well. With horror movie screenings and cosplay competitions, the excitement is back to what it was before Covid.

A spooktacular festival at IHE
A Halloween celebration is planned at the Institute of Home Economics in Hauz Khas. The cosplay competition is one of five events we’ve planned, which is significant given that it’s Halloween, according to Garima Sharma, president of the PR & Publicity Society. There is an open mic where folks can tell eerie stories. There is the dance game Freeze Dance, the jam session Cypher, and still another entertaining game called Would You Rather.…and more, at KNC.

The Cinephiles Coven is partaking in a hatke activity with the Kamala Nehru College (KNC) film society. The acclaimed Hindi horror fantasy film Tumbbad (2018) will be screened, followed by a spine-chilling discussion, says Seher Pokhariyal, a final-year student and vice president of the organisation. In addition to setting up a cosmetics and face-painting booth, we’ve worked with Snapshots (a photography club) to create a picture booth with a Halloween theme. Participants are urged to dress up as their favourite spooky movie characters. Only people who have registered with us and can show a valid ID will be allowed in. The SRCC is full of skeleberations.

Without a spooky treasure hunt, there is no pleasure. Thrillerama-A Lit Halloween Skeleberation is therefore being planned by the English Literary Society of Shri Ram College of Commerce, North Campus. The society’s secretary, Khushi Kaul, explains, “We included literary themes and Halloween into the structure of our treasure hunt. We’re celebrating Halloween in our own special way, with clues hidden across the college’s grounds that have a hint of the macabre and a stage set up for different games, including Trick-and-Trivia. Teams from any DU college are eligible to compete. There are 4,000 yen in prizes up for grabs, plus a sizable cash award for the winners!Carn-evil @ SGTB

The party started early in some colleges. For example, Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College students had a plethora of events leading up to the day. We held an art exhibition, a cosplay competition, and offered face painting, which was quite well appreciated, according to Harkeerat Singh, an English (Hons) second-year student. Ankit Thakur, who was dressed as The Scarecrow from Batman Begins, and Hem Kaur, who was dressed as Wednesday Addams, won the cosplay contest and got BTS stuff.

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