Halloween Slackers, Listen Up

Samah Dada

CalTV Entertainment

It’s that time of year again.

No, not midterm season. That season spans an entire school year.

And no, it is not yet Christmas but you bet I’ll be blogging for joy when that time comes around.

Allow me to help you folks out. It’s that awkward time between your second wave of midterms and Thanksgiving, the endless few weeks before you go home and eat your way into a food coma, the time where Christmas break is just a little dot on the horizon but you can still just barely see it..

This just means that amidst it all, there lies..Halloween.


Halloween used to be a time where as kids, we would dress up as either a ghost, princess, witch, or spider-man, and knock on our neighbors’ doors asking for candy. Now that I actually look back on it, I find it to be a pretty bizarre concept but hey, I wasn’t complaining when I was counting the gloriously excessive amounts of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups I scored (thank you kind sir who lived down the street).

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Now that the trick-or-treating portion of our lives is long over (if I’m wrong then keeping doing what you’re doing…), Halloween gives us the opportunity to devote our full attention to our costumes.

If you’re the kind of person who knows what they are going to be for Halloween 364 days in advance, then that’s awesome and I applaud you. But if you’re like me, on the other hand, who has literally been a vampire for 5 years in a row and has yet to figure out what to be this year…well, then you need help.

Here are a few last minute DIY Halloween costume ideas to help out all you Halloween slackers like me!

Movie Theater Floor: Dress in all black and attach empty candy wrappers and popcorn to your clothes. SIMPLE.


Pig in a Blanket: If you can’t leave the house without 12 jackets and a scarf on, this one’s for you. Buy a plastic pig nose or ears and wrap yourself up in a blanket. Ta da!


Deviled Egg: Dress in all white and attach a yellow dot on the front of your shirt. Grab devil horns and a pitchfork and voila!


Freudian Slip: This one is pretty ridiculous yet very clever. Wear a dress slip or a lace dress and attach “Id”, “Ego”, “Oedipus Complex” on it ; all terms of Sigmund Freud.


Iron Chef: Wear a chef’s hat and carry around an iron with you. Potentially a safety hazard so be careful…


Pumpkin Pi: Dress in all orange and attach the pi symbol on the front of your shirt. Just so..seasonal.


I hope these ideas have given you a little inspiration for your costume this year. You can thank me later.


Photos and concepts courtesy of: http://www.womansday.com/life/holidays/10-clever-last-minute-costume-ideas-124505#last-slide





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