Look good for Halloween on a shoe string budget
By Tanner Willis
Every year, college students face having to have the coolest costume at all the Halloween parties but often are faced with financial limitations.
The dilemma can be overcome with a simple trip to Walmart and a lot of creativity.
Take, for example, a modern variation of a pirate. Instead of buying an elaborate costume complete with eye patch, peg leg and parrot, simply throw on some sweatpants and a wife-beater with Cheetos smeared on the front. You now are a full-fledged Internet pirate.
For the ladies who like a little more clothing or don’t want to appear to be part of the world’s oldest profession, consider being Bella Swan from Twilight: jeans, dark grey hoodie and the same blank expression.
Thrift stores should be everyone’s best friend come Halloween. Many costumes can be made from a suit that can be bought for about $5.
It doesn’t even have to fit. A suit can be made into a Frankenstein’s monster, a zombie or on the more creative side, Dr. Frankenstein or Clark Kent.
Thrift stores are full of old prom dresses. Find a cheap one and be a cast member from Toddlers and Tiaras or a broke debutant.
When it comes to making a costume, think not of the limitations of your wallet but of the limitations of your imagination.
Originally published: Thursday, October 20, 2011