Picture this. It’s 8PM and you’re on the couch watching Netflix noshing on cauliflower. Your friend from your 2PM Ethics class messages you,  “Hey friend, tomorrow- me, you, a couple of friends. We’re going out! Gonna catch some Halloween screenings, bring a costume to get in free!”

Screening? Halloween? Costume? WAIT- You don’t have a costume! It’s too late, the thrift store is closed. You donated your costume from last year. What are you going to do?

AHA! You’ve decided you’re going to MAKE YOUR OWN COSTUME. Sustainable living meets Halloween costume. Let’s see what we’ve got:

IRON MAIDEN
Apron
Cutout with the letters “Fe”
Cutlery and/or tin foil for added effort

OLD-FASHIONED GHOST
Sheet with eye-hole cutouts

JIM HALPERT HALLOWEEN (Paper for those of you ~outside the know~)
White shirt
Three cutout black circles

DWIGHT SHRUTE
Grandpa glasses
Parted hair
Brown pants/slacks
Yellow shirt

E-BOY/E-GIRL
Dark pants/skirt/whatever
Striped long sleeve shirt
Oversized black T-shirt (with anime or heavy metal for added effect)
Chains, any kind
Dark makeup + blush

SOFT BOY/SOFT GIRL
Pastels! Shirts, dresses, pants, all of it!
Cute hair (throw some colorful clips and hair ties into it)
Glittteeerrrrrr
Pastel/Light makeup + blush

WITCH
Make a witch hat! (Use tinfoil, use paper, do you already have one?)
Paint it black or cover it in electrical tape.
Find a stick outdoors and BAM, it’s a wand.
Witches shouldn’t conform to dark clothes but wear some if you’d like or use white instead to be a “good” witch.

CAT
Draw some whiskers and a nose on your face.
Make a tail (use a belt, scarf, etc).
Wear monochromatic colors to match your tail and makeup.

(BONUS: Copy-Cat)
Wear a shirt and collar with the words “COPY” written on it

PARTY ANIMAL
Use makeup to animalize yourself.
Don a party hat and a red-solo cup.

CEREAL KILLER
Wear a shirt saying “killer.”
Carry around a cereal box with a knife (or something) stabbed through it.
Toss some red on you and the box.

LO-FI SUPERHERO
Blanket cape. That’s it.
Put some underwear over your pants for added effect.

PINEAPPLE
Wear a yellow shirt (and yellow bottoms if have them).
Use paper, tinfoil, tissue paper, etc to make your “head.”

WEDNESDAY ADDAMS
If you have long hair, braid it into pigtails.
If you don’t have long hair it’s cool, you’ll look like an E-BOY/E-GIRL.
Black clothes, preferably a dress or long sleeve shirt and black skirt.
Make yourself look flushed and use somber makeup.

SKELETON
Wear some black clothes.
Use white paint and draw some bones.
Makeupppppp.

AHS SKELETON
Wear some black clothes (preferably with a hoodie).
Real good skeleton makeup.
You’re tired, you’ve almost given up, but you have one more costume up your sleeve.

COSTUME
Write “costume” on a shirt.

You return to the couch, you did it. You costume-ed. You reward yourself with some candy.

Story by Lorna Probasco ’20.