If you’re one of the many, many collegiettes who view Halloween as an excuse to dress ridiculously and get a good laugh out of your friends, you’ve come to the right place! If you can be anything for one day, why not be something hilariously original! Here are 20 ideas to get you started in crafting a bizarre and entertaining costume!
1. Be Trashy
Make a dress out of a trash bag—all you need is scissors—and when people ask what you are for Halloween just answer, “I’m trashy.” The funny thing is, the fashion industry has actually kind of picked this up as a thing. You can find a bunch of slinky dresses that are actually made out of black plastic garbage bags!
2. Be Easy
Yet another low-maintenance costume, simply print out a picture of a Staples Easy Button and tape it to your chest.
3. Be a Gold Digger
Stack on all the gold jewelry you own (necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings) and don an all-gold metallic outfit. Complete your look by carrying a lightweight shovel with you for the night.
This is simply one of the most classic Halloween costumes. People will be trying to take pictures with you all night long. You can get an adult Gumby costume for a little over $30 online, and if you can convince a friend of yours to be Pokey the horse… OMG!
Keep your look squeaky clean this year by dressing up as a bath loofah. All you need is some tulle from an old dance costume, a dress to pin it to, and a piece of rope to hang in a loop from the side.
6. Cereal Killer
All this clever costume requires is “gruesome makeup plus a sack filled with cheerios,” according to Kelsey Mulvey from Boston University. For those of you who love puns, this is a very clever costume. You certainly won’t be likely to run into someone with the same costume.
This is a pretty adorable costume idea. All you need is a couple dozen red, purple, or green balloons, some leaves to stick to wear on your head, and a good five foot radius on the dance floor.
8. Sexy Waldo
Pretty self-explanatory. If you want to have a costume that’s on the alluring side without being a stereotypical “sexy nurse” or “sexy police officer,” this is a fun way to go. Take something random and make it sexy! All you need to be Waldo is a red and white striped shirt and some fake glasses.
If you can also get a white and red hat with a pom-pom on top, you’re set! Wear with jeans, and don’t forget to use cute taglines like, “Aw… you found me!”
9. Sexy Cactus
As I was just saying, take something random and make it sexy! Wear all green—if you can get your hands on some bright green tights, pair them with green shorts and green Converse shoes. Add cactus needles by gluing pencils (so collegiette!) or pipe cleaners all over your clothes. Your pickup line for the night: “Nobody wants to hug me!”
10. Crazy Cat Lady
Who ever said that crazy cat lovers can't be cute? Collect a couple of cat stuffed animals to pin to the shoulder and sleeves of your bathrobe. Roll your hair in some curlers and don some wacky eyeshadow and you'll be good to go!