We have all been there — staring at our closets in hopes that a Halloween costume will magically piece itself together overnight.Sadly, being in college means your mom isn’t going to buy you that $50 Princess Leia costume that comes fully equipped with a lightsaber.
Instead, we are forced to innovate and there are plenty of costumes that can be executed on a student budget. Here are three of my favorites and hopefully they inspire your Halloween costume this Oct. 31.
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The college admissions scandal was clearly a hot topic this year so this costume could be a fun conversation starter with anyone. All you need is some USC or Ivy League apparel, maybe a rowing or athletic jersey of some sort, and a piece of duct tape across your back that reads “Not Guilty.”
Eboys, Eboys, Eboys
Now, if you aren’t familiar with what an Eboy is, I would suggest downloading Tik Tok immediately. Eboys have emerged on social media as a new type of skater boy but instead of going to skate parks, they make 10-second videos to get the attention of teenage girls.
To dress as an Eboy this Halloween all you need is baggy dark clothing, grab a beanie, paint your nails black and wear a single dangle-earring. If you need some inspiration, I highly recommend YouTuber Cody Ko’s “COUPLES CRINGE: eboys” video.
Alright, it may be incredibly basic, overdone and predictable, but I strongly believe that this costume will never be too played out.
The simplicity of this costume is ideal for a last-minute party (or if you want that $4 burrito at Chipotle) and couldn’t be easier to create.
All you need is an oversized white button down, some high socks, boxers or spandex shorts and black sunglasses to top it all off. Cheap, efficient and a classic.
These three costumes are sure to be a hit without putting a dent in your bank account. Dressing up this Halloween season doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive if you have a DIY spirit and the ability to think outside of the box.
Although I long for the days of elementary school when costumes were store-bought and planned weeks in advance, dressing up as an Eboy is definitely the next best thing.