Last-minute Halloween Costumes
Not many students have time nor money for a lavish outfit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up for Halloween! Check out some last-minute ideas to go to that party with the perfect outfit.
As university students, it’s hard to find time to make a Halloween costume and we certainly do not have the money to buy one– have you seen the prices of costumes recently? Who wants to spend hundreds of dollars on one night? So what can you do to show up to that party and be dressed the part?
Stripes are your best friend
There are many costumes you can make if you own (or borrow) a striped shirt.
With black and white stripes, you can choose to be a burglar, a mime, or a pirate. Just match some dark coloured pants and some details to match the chosen outfit. A burglar can carry a sac with them and wear an eye mask. A mime should wear white gloves and consider wearing some make-up. A pirate should wrap a bandana on their head and wear an eye patch if you own one.
If you own a red and white striped shirt, you can be Waldo or Wilma just by pairing some jeans with it. If you own other red and white accessories (such as a hat or socks), wear that too.
Blue and white shirts can work for sailors, just pair it with some jeans and get a sailor’s hat to finish the outfit.
- Choose an animal
If you have a small amount of time, take a trip to the dollar store and buy some ears for an animal of your choice. All you need to do is draw some whiskers and a nose on your face and you’re set!
- Pick a pun!
If you’re still at a loss and don’t even have time to take a trip to the dollar store, pick your favourite pun, expression or title and make it into a costume. Usually this only requires very basic materials, sometimes just a name tag and prop. An example would be “Life” that gives you lemons. Wear the name tag “Life” and hand out lemons!
Last minute costumes just depend on what you own and feel comfortable wearing- if you’re a makeup fanatic, be a pop-art character or a SnapChat filter. If you already own superhero shirts, you know what to do! Just put something together and have a fun night!
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