Just to let you all know, the totally 80's Jem costume idea turned out better than I could have hoped. Thanks to neon hair extensions, blow-up guitars, leg-warmers, and some BRIGHT blue eye-shadow (designed to stand out on African-American skin, which means it really popped on our pasty faces), my girl friends and I successfully tranformed ourselves into JEM AND THE HOLO-FITS. Please see picture:
That picture pretty much says it all.
One more note about Halloween at Harvard: today my crim law professor, Prof. Weinreb, dressed up as a bum. This was hilarious because:
1. Prof Weinreb normally wears a suit and tie to class every day.
2. Prof. Weinreb looks like this in every day life: http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/facdir.php?id=85
2. He showed up wearing a backwards baseball cap, dirty jeans, a flannel shirt, and dirt all over his face.
3. He made no mention of the fact that he was dressed up as a bum and conducted class as usual.
Maybe this is only funny to people in my class, but it certainly made my morning.