Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, Episode 6

Halloween (27 Oct. 1997)

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On Halloween, Buffy and her friends patronize an unusual costume shop where customers turn into whatever costume they are wearing.

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It turns out that Halloween is the one night of the year when vampires actually lay low, so everybody is getting their costumes from the new store in town, Ethan's Costume Shop. Buffy wears a noble woman's dress from the time when Angel was human, Xander dresses up like a soldier, and Willow chickens out on dressing like a hooker and goes as a ghost. But Ethan Rayne, the shop owner, has invoked the Roman god Janus so everybody becomes their costume. That means all the kids in the neighborhood are now monsters and Buffy thinks she is an 18th-century maiden who faints at the sight of demons and vampires. Written by DRBERNABO256

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Willow discusses Xena. Writer Carl Ellsworth will later go on to write several episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess (1995). See more »

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Willow can't touch anything, but when she leaves the costume shop we hear her shut the shop door. See more »

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Cordelia: [charging into the bathroom] So, Buffy. You ran off last night and left poor little Angel all by his lonesome. But I did everything I could to comfort him.
Buffy Summers: [beat] I'll bet.
Cordelia: [as she touches up her make-up] So, what's his story anyway? I mean, I never see him around...
Willow Rosenberg: Not during the day, anyway.
Cordelia: [musing as she puts her make-up away] Oh, please. Don't tell me he still lives at home. Like, he has to wait for his dad to get back before he can take the car?
Buffy Summers: Cordelia, I think his parents have been dead ...
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Willow's costume
2 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just watching this episode, and have read reviews about it. The mystery of who Willow is dressed as I think is solved easily if you know your 90s TV shows (I had little to do in the 90s). There's even a clue in something Willow says.

My best guess would be she's dressed as Gabrielle from Xena: The Warrior Princess, one of my favourite heroines from the past few decades..

On a side note, this episode is not my favourite episode, but there are a lot worse around. Buffy'The storyline, whilst not overly critical to the series was the first hint that Giles had some sort of secret life beyond his books.


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