Remember when you were a little girl and loved to play dress-up? Halloween is coming up, so you can relive that thrill all over again. But if you’re anything like us, Halloween costumes are way too expensive for your broke co-ed budget. College Lifestyles helps you out with DIY Halloween costumes for the broke co-ed.
1. Freudian Slip. Wear a slip. Write Freud vocabulary words on pieces of paper and tape them to yourself.
2. Social Butterfly. Wear any dress you like and add a pair of wings, either bought or cut out from poster board. Have fun with the design! – Samantha Schafer, Saint Louis University
3. Animals. Buy a pair of cheap cat or dog ears, and wear all black. Draw a nose and whiskers in on your face with black eyeliner. Twist a few black pipe cleaners together and safety pin it to your pants to make a tail. – Natalia Weiner, Loyola University Maryland
4. Girl with a Pearl Earring. Pull your hair up into a ponytail. Add a blue headscarf and a pearl earring. Glue four thin strips of cardboard together to make a frame you can carry around.
5. Crime Scene. Make a tube dress out of caution tape. – Kristen Tomkowid, Ithaca College
6. Playing Cards. Make a tube dress out of white duct tape, and draw on the symbols of playing cards with permanent marker. Go with three friends to become the Queens of all the suits. – Rachel Crocetti, Hofstra University
7. Mozilla Firefox. Wear an orange dress and add or make orange fox ears. Carry around a plastic blue globe. Alternatively, blow up a blue balloon and draw the world map on it.
8. Horror Movie Wedding. Fun group costume! Find cheap ugly prom dresses for bridesmaids, a white dress for the bride, and a ‘tux’ for the groom. Cut into them with scissors. Cake on white face makeup, and add ‘blood’ with red face paint. – Shelly Marie Redmond, College Lifestyles CEO
9. Ninja. Wear all black. Wrap a black scarf around your head, and cut two eyeholes in it. – Kristen Tomkowid, Ithaca College
10. Anything! Wear a sandwich board. If you can’t find one, take two pieces of poster board. Punch holes into the top corners, and tie them together with string, leaving enough space for you between them. Draw on whatever you like- you can be a Facebook profile page, a Pacman board, a cell phone, anything! – Emily O’Brien, Hofstra University