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Dress to Impress this Halloween Weekend

As Halloween approaches, students are channeling their pop culture favorites and traditional ideas into their costumes to dress to impress this spooky season. 

1. Lifeguard 

Some students chose to dress up as a lifeguard this Halloween. Emily Balda, a junior psychology major, said she is dressing up as a lifeguard this year for one of her costumes. 

“I already had a red bodysuit and a white fanny pack which saved me some money, and the costume was so easy,” Balda said. 

Balda said that because she is planning to dress up twice this Halloween, choosing a lifeguard as one of her costumes made her plan easier.  

2. Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny 

When crafting a costume with your significant other, it might be difficult to land on an idea. Anna Soltys, a junior biology major, said one place to look for inspiration is through popular movies or television shows. 

Soltys said she and her significant other were inspired by the movie “Tune Squad” this Halloween.

“To be honest, I picked this costume because I know I will be comfortable in it and it wasn’t too expensive,” Soltys said.

3. Disco Girl 

Some students are choosing to dress up as the 1970s iconic disco era. Cameron Uriguen, a sophomore education major, said she is following the disco girl trend this Halloween. 

“I found the idea off of Pinterest and then bought stuff for it on Shein and Amazon,” Uriguen said.  

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4. Brooke Davis from “One tree Hill” 

Whether it is Brooke Davis from the long-running television show “One Tree Hill” or a character from your favorite movie or television show, another option is to dress as a fictional person who is an inspiration.

“I admire the character Brooke Davis as a person,” Nicole Cresitello, a junior social and behavioral sciences major, said. “I’m a big fan of hers.”

5. Willy Wonka and Violet 

Another duo costume that has gained attention over the years are the characters from the movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

Kelsi Loewen, a junior biology major, said she knows this idea will be great for this Halloween.

“We saw the idea on Tik Tok, and I’ve never seen it done in person before, so I thought it was really creative,” Loewen said. “I already have a lot of things that I can use for the costume, so I won’t have to spend that much money on it which is nice.” 

There are options to choose from when picking out a Halloween costume. Students are preparing for the spooky season and planning their costume choices. 

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