Demigods’ lives are already filled with monsters, spirits, and demons, so we can’t blame any of them for choosing to chill at home on Halloween.
But for those demigods and allies who prefer to make the most of the eeriest night of the year, we wanted to discover just how they plan on painting the town blood red.
“For anyone who says I’m too old to still go trick or treating, I only have one question: kick or beating?”
“I’m chaperoning the semi-annual Camp Half-Blood Halloween party. Costumes are encouraged but not required. All campers, old and new, are invited. Except for whoever thought it would be funny to convince all the other campers to dress up as me last year. Once I find out who’s responsible, of course.”
“Shel and I are doing a horror movie marathon. I still haven’t figured out how to tell her that a four-hour-long black-and-white German film about a flower gradually wilting doesn’t count as a horror movie. I don’t care if it’s a metaphor for nihilism. It’s not scary–it’s boring!”
“Yeah, sure, I’m going to leave the Underworld and venture above to sneak up behind people and scare them on Halloween night. That sounds like an invaluable way to spend my time. Well done with that suggestion.”
“Halloween is my favorite holiday because it’s the one day I don’t have to wear a disguise. The only question I worry about getting is: “Why are you dressed up as a satyr for the sixth year in a row?” If you have any reasonable explanations for that, please let me know. I’ve run out of excuses.”
“I typically don’t go out on Halloween. I can’t stand it when I see people dressed as Medusa. It just makes me feel so horrible. One of the greatest regrets of my long life was turning that poor, pathetic woman into a monster . . .”
Iapetus, AKA Bob:
“Oh, Halloween is coming already? I hope that none of my companions here in Tartarus have anything too scary planned for that night. I feel as though we’re already at maximum capacity for ‘indescribable horrors’ down here.”
“Don’t let your physical differences stop you from wearing whatever costume you want. Last year, everyone was worried about how the eyepatch would work with my pirate costume, but it turned out great! I only walked into one wall and fell down two flights of stairs! Which is basically what I’ve come to expect at any party.”
“I know I’m not the most popular sorceress in the world since that unfortunate little run-in with Apollo and his friends. But I promise that my days of trying to harness godly essence are behind me. In fact, I’m planning to throw a Halloween party just for demigods this year. I promise that they’ll have such a good time, they’ll never leave. Feel free to spread the word.”
Dionysus, AKA Mr. D:
“It was me. I told all the campers to dress up as Chiron last year. In my defense, I didn’t have to try very hard at all to convince every single one of them to go along with it.”
“Well, now that I’ve given it more thought, perhaps I can spare an hour or two . . .”
“In hindsight, I really should have made her much more gruesome.”
Do you plan on dressing up as anyone from the Riordanverse this year? Be sure to let us know!