Campus Style: Easy Halloween Costumes

By Lexy Yulich
Columnist

Some people have had their Halloween costume planned since the beginning of September, while others wait until the day before to decide what to wear — I’m someone who always waits until the last minute to decide what my costume is going to be. Here are five simple and easy costumes that are affordable, easy to find in stores and quick to assemble.

Complete your classic feminist look with denim and a red bandana. (Instagram)
  1. Rosie the Riveter. Nothing says girl boss quite like Rosie! For this costume, all you need is a red bandana or headband, a short sleeve denim shirt and denim jeans. Add some red lipstick and throw your hair in a bun and you are ready in less than 15 minutes. Thrift stores are a great place to look for Halloween costume pieces, and Forever 21 has a wide assortment of affordable denim and headbands.
  2. Scarecrow. For this simple look, you are going to need a flannel shirt, overalls or boyfriend jeans and brown boots. To add more detail to your outfit, add some bright pink blush to your cheeks and draw some stitches on your face. I love this costume because you likely already have these pieces in your wardrobe.
  3. Sandy from “Grease.” This costume is timeless. For this look, all you need is black pants and a black off-the-shoulder shirt. Add some red lipstick and curl your hair, and you are ready for Halloween. If you really want to add color, add a pair of red shoes.
  4. Cactus. I saw this costume on Pinterest and thought it was so different. It takes a little bit more time to assemble than the others, but it is worthwhile. The easiest way to create this costume is to purchase white pipe cleaners and glue them onto a dark green sweater or shirt. Once the pipe cleaners are glued on, bend them to make them resemble a cactus. For the cactus flower, glue a pink flower on a plastic headband and you are ready!
  5. Rachel from “Friends.” This costume is in honor of my favorite sitcom and an absolute classic. You need a black long sleeve shirt, a bodycon skirt, black tights and black booties. This look is inspired by when she worked as the waitress as Central Perk, so you can also add an apron with the Central Perk logo drawn, pasted or printed on it.