I have noticed a growing problem for this years Halloween among college students. Several times when I have asked people what they are going to dress up as for our university’s annual costume coffee house, they have responded with, “Nothing. I don’t have a costume.”
Yes you do, liar. That problem simply does not exist–as long as you use some creativity.
If the problem is that you do not like free candy, that is a completely different story. But I can assure you from personal experience that you most certainly can find a costume in less than five minutes. I have also found that whether or not it is Halloween, people will give you candy if you go to their door in a costume.
My friends and I tested this theory in a hotel on the senior trip to Orlando.
Case and point.
So if you find yourself in a creative bind, here is a suggestion of where to find free costumes:
-grab some tin foil and become: a robot, left-overs, the tin man, or lady gaga
-take a strainer, turn it upside down and put it on your head. you are now an alien.
-roll off some toilet paper, thus making yourself a mummy. classic. Or, you could put it on as a sash and be a trailer park queen/king. *warning, this may take a while if the toilet paper is the kind that tears off one square at a time.
-put some dirt on your face and go as pig-pen from Charlie Brown
-tie a stick to your head and go as the dog from the Grinch
-look at your old clothes and pick out something that makes you look like a little-kid version of you.
-put on a robe and go as an old lady
-get a sweater and be either Mr.Rogers or Bill Cosby.
…really the options here are endless.
The point is, a costume does not have to come from something you spend money on. It comes from random things laying around the house that can make you somewhat portray a noun. So get out there and enjoy some free candy today (and really any other day if you are bold enough to put on a costume when its unexpected). Happy Halloween!