Character Halloween costumes can be some of the most fun and creative ideas, but it seems that many of the most common ones pop up at every party, every single year. After much research and careful consideration, CL has come up with the top five character Halloween costumes for the classiest of co-eds.
5: Candy Bars
Candy Bars are a cute way to dress as a group, yet you can still be an individual. It’s also a group costume that doesn’t need a certain number of people to complete, like many others. Someone can dress like a Snickers bar, a Reese’s Cup, Milky Way…whatever you want! This would also be a great DIY costume. Perhaps you could throw a costume-making party with some fall snacks, like Tie-Dye Cupcakes.
4: Team USA
Olympic hype is still going strong, with the US Women’s Gymnastics Team showing up in tons of commercials, ads, and magazine covers. Like candy bars, this group costume could be for three people or ten. It allows a lot of freedom as well. You can dress like Aly Raisman and your boyfriend could be Ryan Lochte, so no one sport has to be the choice for everyone (unless you want it to be). If you wish to, you could even dress like Olympians from years ago, such as Bruce Jenner or Kristi Yamaguchi.
3: The Spice Girls
A 90’s girl favorite, dressing like The Spice Girls is an all time classic and a favorite for co-eds everywhere. Gather a group of five of your closest friends, pick a spice out of a hat, and set a date to go shopping for your costumes.
2: Spears through the Years
Britney Spears has had so many different appearances, it’s almost hard to keep track of them. For this costume, collect a group of more than 4 and everyone can choose an iconic Spears image. For instance, you can dress like her infamous school girl in the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” video, someone can wear a flight attendant costume, much like the one she rocked in the “Toxic” video, and if someone is willing, be the bald Britney. With a little googling, many more can be found.
1: Seven Deadly Sins
This costume would, obviously, require seven people. Creative, cute, and you can include your own touch. This one can be a little trickier, so I’ve broken each costume down for you: Envy should be head to toe in green. Gluttony can dress like candy or wear bright colors and carry a giant candy cane. Sloth gets to wear pajamas. Lust should dress slightly sexier, but still classy (don’t get too carried away!), so no lingerie, but perhaps a cute corset top and short shorts. Pride needs to dress in something extremely flattering and should carry a mirror around, or something to look vain. Wrath, my personal favorite and perhaps allows for the most creativity, ideally would wear a lot of read and wear spiky jewelry or punk-like touches. Greed should dress like a very wealthy woman, maybe pearls around her neck and a fur jacket. She should also wear big rings, lots of makeup, and carry a lot of fake money.
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