Column by Molly Longman
‘Tis the season to be creepy. However, creepy comes at a cost, and we’re all broke college kids here. Halloween shopping can turn into Christmas shopping’s right-hand man when it comes to blowing money and overspending.
Mix it up this year with these cheap, fun and easy Halloween costumes. You might even be able to pull them right out of your closet.
The Walk of Shame:
It’s Halloween, why not start your “walk of shame” at 9 p.m.? Messy hair, disheveled clothes. Women can wear a man’s button down and stockings, so you can carry those “timeless” heels. Men, skip a button on your shirt. The goal is to look guilty and like you just woke up. Hey, taking a nap before you go out might be a great place to start.
Show your support and spirit while sporting a great Halloween costume. Chances are, you already have memorabilia from your favorite team (Ahem, the Bulldogs) just sitting in your closet waiting for football Sunday. Get your gear out a few days early, break out the foam finger and borrow or make some pom-poms. Extra points for face and stomach painting.
The best thing about the end of Halloween is that Thanksgiving is on its way. By Nov. 1 you can practically smell the turkey, potatoes and most importantly, the pumpkin pie. Get an early jump on Turkey day, celebrate Halloween and show that you’re not just a piece of, um, pie. Wear all orange and cut out a construction paper Pi sign. Tape it to the front of your shirt and voila. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love pi?
Fifty Shades of Grey:
Get your head out of the gutter, grab some gray garb out of your closet, and head to the closest home improvement store. While there, buy some grey paint swatches and tape, and you have yourself a costume.
Tape the swatches to your gray clothes and take the literary best-seller literally. Do E. L. James proud.
God’s Gift to Women:
And the simplest and most cost effective costume yet, God’s Gift to Women (or men). All you need is a name tag and a sharpie. Basically , for this one all you have to do is write , “To: women (or men), From: God,” on a nametag. You can even throw in a bow for dramatic effect (Caution: you may get some eye rolls if you go out in this one).
Longman is a first-year open journalism major and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org