By Lynessa O’Connor
With the great Grecession in full swing, this halloween might be tight on the galleons. Don’t let that stop you from having some fun! Here are a few quick and easy do it yourself Halloween costume ideas that you can do with items you may already have hidden in your trucks of your dorm room!
With an old black shirt, black pants, black pair of socks, and a bandana it is not hard to achieve this haunting look! Using chalk outline the skeleton upon the fabric, then use paint to fill in the details. With using less paint on the brush, you can achieve the lighter shadowed effect achieved in this costume.
Ahoy! Looking to sport a variant of a pirate look? Score! Using old drapes (ask family members if they have any laying around or the house elves. Accidents have happened over the years I am more than sure!) this look can be easily achieved. The trimming upon the curtains will give the look for the top. Colovaria a pair of shoes to match and use found objects to adorn the outfit as accessories. Better yet talk to some of the girls in the house, I am sure they can help you find something in their jewellery boxes!
80’s Roller Girl
Most of us will have no problem revamping the typical look of the 80’s using our own wardrobes. Find a baggy t-shirt and take the scissors to it to create the top look of the costume. The skirt can be a simple single or double layered skirt that some of us might just have laying around. If you don’t have one handy, might ask a dorm mate if you can borrow theirs for the night. The leg warmer look can be achieved with stretching out a pair of old socks, and cutting the foot portion off the sock and using the trimmed end of the sock, creating the headband, and using the Colovaria spell to change the color. If you don’t have skates, consider getting an older year to transfigure them for you or go with a plain pair of canvas shoes to complete the look!
Time to get those art skills to good use. Using a balloon and the engorgio spell, get it large enough to encompass your body. Then using old bits of parchment from your past notes, and a little bit of glue. Form the shape of the pumpkin. To make the hat, use the bottom side of a bowl. After it dries, either use orange paint to colour it, or Colovaria the whole thing to orange. Simple and easy, but darling cute.
Using a bodysuit in Brown this look is not hard to achieve with a bit of creative flair. Using Cardboard and tufts of fur from all the cats that seem to be roaming the castle this year. Hair balls are plentiful! Form the shape of the antlers and glue them into place. Then use the gathered fur to glue to the cut out shapes of the ears of the deep. Using our magic recolour them to look more the way you would like. Take another piece of cardboard, shape the tail and attach the fur. Fluff and shape to the desired way you would like. Recolour as well to the desired look you are attempting to achieve. Using make-up apply the spots to your face and colour the tip of your nose.
This Halloween let your creativity flow, expand your ideas and see what you can come up with to be unique! Using found items can be fun and lets you express your creativity. Let us not forget after all, we are in possession of one of the greatest tools one can have at their disposal to achieve great things, Magic! Wishing you the best of luck coming up with your own ideas, I cannot wait to see them! Happy Haunting!