While Halloween may seem like it’s ages away, the Stranger Things folks are already providing plenty of awesomeness to keep us occupied (and more than a little giddy) until season two hits on October 31. After seeing the first super creepy trailer during the Super Bowl, we’ve now been given a peek at the cast of kids on their new EW cover, and what we’re spying gives us a vital clue about season two.

Stranger Things cast

With the first season of Stranger Things becoming an instant viral hit and the cast of young break-out stars gracing Entertainment Weekly‘s new cover, the series’ Executive Producer, Shawn Levy, admits that one of the issues they’re facing stems from the show’s popularity, explaining, “That is the new challenge of season two: quieting the cultural noise that surrounds our show.”

That definitely won’t be easy, as the Netflix series continues to be as popular as ever and fever will soon be sparking up once again as clues start to come out about the creep-tastic second season.

For instance, take a look at that cover again. Notice something about Eleven (played by superstar-in-the-making Millie Bobby Brown)? Check out her hair. Those adorable curls can only mean one thing.

Stranger Things _ Eleven

No shaved head = no lab. She looks healthy, happy and is dressed in regular (’80s-ish) clothes.

We can only imagine what Eleven (and her pals, not to mention everyone else in town) has been up to since we last saw them. We’re already getting chills at all of the disturbing possibilities.

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(h/t Entertainment Weekly; photo via Dan MacMedan/Getty, Netflix)