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How to Add Hidden Weapons into Your Halloween Costumes

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Lasell chapter.

Let’s get real, the scariest thing out at night on Halloween isn’t a werewolf or a zombie, it’s the repulsive human species. As a woman, I have grown up learning how to safely go out at night, whether it’s by myself or in a group setting. You never know who is going to be around you or what someone’s ill intentions might be, so I’m here to give you all some advice on cute and fun ways to add weapons into your Halloween costume this spooky season! 

The Basics

I love a basic moment. An easy, straightforward way to add self-defense devices into your costume is utilizing a bag. You can carry pepper spray, window breakers, a swiss army knife, etc., but who wants to figure out how to make a purse work in their Halloween costume? Not me, I’m trying to be hands-free. So let’s get into some spooky accessories! 

Self-Defense Keychains

First off, if you don’t have a self-defense keychain, go out and get one. The key ring isn’t just for keys, this ring allows for easy attachment anywhere. These sorts of weapons can be used as killer jewelry in any look! Imagine you’re serving in your sexy devil costume, and then around your neck is a beautiful red pendant that can actually cause some serious damage. Or with two of these, some glue, and a cheap black headband, you’ve got devilishly dangerous horns! Personally, I’d go for an earring look (it’s more bold), but using them as a pendant or headwear is much more accessible in a time of distress. On Amazon, they have so many colors, there’s bound to be an option to fit your look! 

Nail Shape

Something useful for self-defense on Halloween, and useful afterwards so it’s not a totally illogical expense, is getting a full set of new acrylics stiletto-style. For those of you who don’t know, a stiletto shaped acrylic is long and pointy at the end. Although they might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “weapon”, some sharp fresh stiletto nails can do some serious damage. If you want to make a fun activity out of it, buy an acrylic kit on Amazon, get your friends together, and have a fun nail night! 

Disguised Sprays

Maybe your costume is military-themed? Law enforcement? Cowgirl? If your costume requires a fake gun, you could easily look into a mace spraying gun. If that is a bit too realistic for your comfort level, a water gun filled with isopropyl alcohol or a simple cheap perfume, when sprayed into the eyes, would be hindering and painful. 

However you decide to dress up this Halloween, make sure you think about your personal safety. You never know the kind of monsters lurking in plain sight, and you never know when you or someone around you will need the help of a weapon. I pray none of you need to use these this Halloween, but it’s better to be prepared for something than not being prepared for anything.

Hi! Im a junior at Lasell University majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in education curriculum and a minor in fashion design. Im interested in books, drawing, language, and Im very excited for people to read and hopefully enjoy my work!