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Halloween Costumes for 2017

Halloween Costumes 2017Halloween is right around the corner, and whether you planned out your costume a year in advance or wait till the last minute, there are so many costumes to choose from. Whether it is a loved classic or a new trend, there is something out there for everyone.

On Halloween, we can become anything we want, whether it be your favorite movie, tv character, celebrities, or even our favorite animals. The possibilities are endless.

The popular and recently remastered movie IT, has revived Pennywise the clown just in time for Halloween 2017. Whether you follow a makeup tutorial online, or grab a clown suit and a mask, you’ll be sure to give a lot of people a scare that night.

If you plan to save the world on Halloween, gear up, and unleash your inner hero. The classic superhero costume of Wonder Woman is also making a comeback this year due to the Emmy nominated, 2017 redition that took the box office by storm this past summer.

The Wonder Woman costume has been around for years, and every year it’s a top costume, with a new look. You’ll be sure to capture the warrior within while wearing metal cuffs and swinging the Lasso of Truth.

It’s no secret that Netflix is one of our guilty pleasures. If you binge watched Stranger Things on Netflix and loved it, the characters from the show might be a costume decision worth making. Whether it be Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Steve, Nancy, or Barb, you can dress up like you’re ready to go hunt for the Upside Down.

These costumes can be super simple because you can use clothes from your own closet. Just find articles that are closest to that character’s attire. Be sure to pick up a box of Eggo waffles to go along with your Eleven costume, and a little fake blood under the nose is the final touch.

Another Netflix classic, Orange is the New Black is a show that has multiple costume possibilities, just like Stranger Things. These ideas can be transformed into group costumes because there are various recognizable characters.

Group costumes are popular, especially among college students. Roommates, suitemates, and teammates often go out in a collective costume. High quality group outfits can include characters from Scooby-Doo, The Wizard of Oz, Game of Thrones, or Rick and Morty. 

If you’re looking for a costume for you and your significant or you and your best friend, the possibilities are also endless. The top couple costume for 2017 has to go to the Suicide Squad Joker and Harley Quinn.

Since the trend began last year, after the movie was released, the costume has become one of the most popular whether you go about it alone or with your significant other it’s going to be seen around more than once.

A favorite of mine has to be Danny and Sandy from Grease. It’s a simple outfit but people will know who you are in an instant. Both are loved couple’s costumes, and many fans praise the relationship of the characters in the movie.

There are two costumes that I’ve seen a lot of lately is the Holy Guacamole and the Holy Cow. For the guacamole costume, you just have to wear an all green outfit with a brown patch over your stomach to signify the avocado pit. The cow costume is also simple, only requiring a white shirt with black sports. Add a halo atop your head and you are good to go.

Every year on Halloween there are so many surprises that come our way. If you’re keeping your costume a secret, keep it. Keep it original and well put together.

On the other hand, Halloween is a time for all of us to have fun with this holiday that was designed for children. I can’t wait to see who’s walking around campus this year. Maybe we will see Wonder Women fighting Ares in front of Wilson Hall. Perhaps we will even see a T-Rex making its way across the grounds.

PHOTO COURTESY of Amanda Knaub

 

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