by Schuyler Holleman '20
Not sure about any of you, but amidst the hustle and bustle of homecoming preparations, Halloween completely escaped my mind. It wasn’t until my Instagram feed was graced with thousands of posts of girls dressed as aliens and cats that I realized October 31st was drawing near. So, if you’re in need of a last-minute costume, fear not. I, a self-certified Halloween costume expert, have some amazing ideas to help you look your best for the spookiest night of the year.
Girls: Let’s be honest. The days of Disney princess and ladybug costumes are long gone. So, what’s the perfect, most original costume idea you can put together that will wow your friends and totally catch the eye of the boy you’ve been scheming? * Wink, wink * The secret? Grab your favorite tube top and slap on a pair of animal ears. Does it have to be a certain kind of animal you might ask? Of course not! The more unidentifiable, the better, because the longer it takes your crush to figure out what in the world you’re dressed up as, the longer the time he has to spend staring at you.
Boys: Some guys may find dressing up for Halloween as “childish” or “lame,” but let me tell you, there is nothing better than getting into the Halloween spirit. The best costume for guys? A sports jersey, duh! So simplistic, yet so versatile. Doesn’t have to be a team you like, or a team you’ve even heard of, just put on whatever you’ve got in your closet. People really appreciate the minimal effort and major bonus, it gives you a good conversation opener so you can drone on for thirty minutes about that player that you are absolutely obsessed with that no one else really cares about.