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This College Student Tweeted And Now She Has To Dress Up Like A Christmas Tree For The Rest Of The Semester

“I did not think this would happen and that I’d have to wear it," the college student told BuzzFeed News.

Posted on December 5, 2017, at 5:58 p.m. ET

This is Kelsey Hall, a 20-year-old college student at the University of Alabama. She's a junior and a chemistry major and this week she underestimated the internet. On Saturday she told Twitter that if she received 1,000 retweets she would don a VERY spirited costume for the duration of the semester.

@kelseyhall1313 / Via Twitter: @kelseyhall1313

“I did not think this would happen and that I’d have to wear it," Hall told BuzzFeed News.

Well, she significantly passed the 1,000-tweet requirement. Now — the rest of the week — she gets to look like this:

@kelseyhall1313 / Via Twitter: @kelseyhall1313

Observe this tweet from Sunday evening:

@kelseyhall1313 / Via Twitter: @kelseyhall1313

But she did!

“I’m like, 'Oh man I have to do this all week.' I followed through with it," she said. "It’s right before finals and everyone’s stressed out about studying, so I thought this would bring them some joy and make them laugh."

Hall said that she felt "really embarrassed" on Monday, the first day she wore the costume on campus. She made her friends, who enthusiastically helped to seal her fate on Twitter dot com, walk with her. "I was so nervous. I was really embarrassed," she said. (Sound on.)

Thank you to everyone who helped my friend reach her goal!! You have no idea how much this means to me!!!!!!!!! (📹:…

"I definitely got weird looks," she said, noting not everyone knew about her tweet. That said, she has also stopped for photos with fans. Here she is on Day 1.

@C_Mil11 / Via Twitter: @C_Mil11

To make matters more complicated, on Tuesday it rained and she endured not only a Christmas tree costume, but a WET tree costume. “It was so bad because it’s still really hot outside, so it was really warm, but also just soaked in water," she said.

@kelseyhall1313 / Via Twitter: @kelseyhall1313

She said that it was complicated to maneuver with an umbrella in the costume: "It’s obviously sticking out from the umbrella," she said.

Three days left!


Never tweet.

@kelseyhall1313 / Via Twitter: @kelseyhall1313


"Day 3 and she is going strong!!"

@kelseyhall1313 Day 3 and she is going strong!!

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.