It’s the time of year when students can tap into their alter egos and escape the college world for a night of whimsy and fun.
Deciding on a Halloween costume for the night of ghouls and ghosts can be a little vexing and some have trouble making the decision. Here are some helpful hints for putting yours together.
For students on a budget or those who just have a creative edge, making a Halloween costume is a good solution. A lot of the supplies needed can be found at thrift stores.
Ghost- You need an old sheet
Bat- Cut up an old umbrella to use for wings and wear black
Rodents, a cat, or dog- Use face paint and matching ears
Cowgirl/Cowboy- Cowboy hat, jeans, bandana, some rope, and boots
Prom King/Prom Queen- Grab an old prom dress or tux from your closet and just get a tiara or crown (this can be used as a couples idea, too)
Pop Culture Costumes
Dress up like your favorite celebrities for Halloween
Jersey Shore Cast- You need a tan, hair gel, and paint on some abs
Lady Gaga- You can do anything from a lacey outfit with fake blood to a meat costume; the sky is the limit with this one
Glee- Carry around a microphone and dress up like your favorite character
Avatar- You’re going to need a lot of blue paint for this one
Tiger Woods- All you need is a golf club, Nike polo and hat, and khakis
Couples often go to Halloween parties together so if you want to get coordinated, here are some ideas.
Mario and Princess Peach- Guys need overalls, a hat, gloves, and black hair and girls need a pink dress, tiara, and blonde wig
Shrek and Princess Fiona- Guys need to get green and wear a brown vest, white tunic, and plaid pants while girls get a green dress and a red braided wig
Barbie and Ken- There are many different versions of Barbie and Ken, so go with the one you like most. Examples include ‘80s, beach, disco, or classic.
Beauty and the Beast- Girls get a yellow gown and a brown wig and guys get an old style suit to match. You can either go as the furry version or the ending prince
Bella and Edward- Guys need to bronze their hair, get pale skin, and wear something like a pea coat while girls need long, curly dark hair, pale skin, and a simple cotton shirt with jeans
Sexy (Almost Desperate) Costumes
Some people like to take Halloween to an almost inappropriate level with their costumes. For those people, here are just a few ideas, but you can make almost an costume inappropriate if you really want to.
French Maid- Add a feather duster to the typical outfit and accessorize
Nurse- Heels and fishnets with this outfit will give it an edge
For those who like to get a good laugh out of people there are some costumes that might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Banana- This is simple and you only need the costume itself
Sumo Wrestler- If you can’t afford an actual sumo suit, just use pillows to stuff an oversized shirt and pants and get a black wig with a bun on top
Gum Under a Shoe- Wear a pink shirt and pants, if you can get them, and then tie a shoe to your head
Where’s Waldo- Wear blue jeans, a red and white striped shirt and hat to match with some thick black glasses
Grandma- Wear an old nightgown, slippers, glasses, and a gray haired wig with rollers in it
Twister the Game- Use a Twister mat to make your outfit and put the spinner on your head
Some students from FSU already have a start on their costume ideas.
Robin Fomusa, a sophomore in the music industry management program, said, “My friend and I are going as Mario and Luigi for Halloween this year.”
Sophomore in the music industry management program Amanda Krebs said, “A group of my friends and I are dressing up like the teenage mutant ninja turtles.”
“I’m going as a ‘70s porn star,” said David Kalaf, senior in the computer networks and systems engineering program.
Halloween is your once a year opportunity to step outside the box. Ideas are everywhere and with a little effort can be made into something great. Remember, the point is to have fun no matter what you end up wearing. n