Spooky, fun costumes for Halloween


The Appalachian Online

The Appalachian

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, there’s a lingering scent of pumpkin spice in the air and Halloween is right around the corner.

With so many puns, couples costumes and Disney characters to choose from, it can be difficult to find the perfect costume. Luckily, some students have it all figured out and are prepped and ready for Halloween 2014.

“I’m going as a Mormon missionary,” said Riley Parr, a cell and molecular biology major. “I like to ride my bicycle [and] it’s classy at the same time.”

Parr also said he will be on the lookout for a pocket-sized Book of Mormon to go with this costume.

Junior Lauren Decal said she got inspiration for her costume from her peers.

“I’m going to be Hermione Granger so I can pretend to be an international [student],” Decal said.
Don’t let Halloween creep up on you. Keep it simple and classy just as international exchange student Hannah Erridge plans on doing.

“I’m going to be a vampire. Simple, cheap, fabulous,” Erridge said.

Students also had suggestions for their peers.

“I want someone to dress up as a cardboard car cutout that’s crumpled and they’ll be an accident,” sophomore psychology major

Nile Latowsky said. “I’m going as a lion because my girlfriend always says that I yawn like a lion.”

The general theme of all of the costumes seemed to be centered on do-it-yourself-type costumes instead of store-bought, because it can be constructed within short notice and little to no cost.

“Do-it-yourself costumes are more original and you don’t have to worry about  someone showing up with the same costume as you,” Parr said.

The cost-effective and creative nature of DIY costumes make them much more desirable for students who want to wait until the last minute or plan weeks in advance.

Story: Molly Sharp, Contributor