Kelsey Hall promised to wear the same Christmas Tree costume her mom got her if her tweet reached 1,000 retweets.
University of Alabama student Kelsey Hall loves to dress up for the holidays. But even she knows she took things to the extreme this time.
That’s because Hall has to wear a Christmas tree costume for the remainder of the fall semester.
Hall sent out a tweet of the costume, purchased by her mother, on Dec. 2, saying she would wear it every day for the remainder of the semester if she reached 1,000 retweets.
Why did her mother buy the outfit in the first place?
“My mom bought it for me because it reminded her of me because I love Christmas and dressing up to be goofy,” Hall explained.
Unfortunately for Hall, who never expected to reach the goal, her tweet went viral.
When it looked as though her goal would be reached, Hall began expressing her regrets publicly.
She reached her goal almost immediately, and now has over 25,000 retweets.
But Hall has been a good sport about the whole thing. Keeping true to her promise, she began wearing the outfit this week, and she has become something of a campus celebrity. People have stopped her in her tracks, taking selfies with her whenever possible.
The University of Alabama has even tweeted about Hall, promoting a tweet with her — in costume, of course — with the university’s mascot “Big Al.”
Hall may have the misfortune of having to wear the same costume every day for the rest of the academic year. Fortunately for her, however, there aren’t many days left — just a few, by her account — so it won’t be too much of a burden for her.
But in the meantime, it looks as though she’s happy to bring a little bit more joy to her campus; even if that does mean having to wear a costume that’s been rained on.
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