Last minute costume ideas

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Ashley Jorgensen

With Halloween around the corner, many are putting together last minute costumes that fit both a budget and the creative standards that will make for a perfect night.

This weekend and on Monday night, people will put on their best costumes to celebrate this festive holiday. One question everyone asks this time of the year is: “What are you going to be for Halloween?”

Putting together a costume can seem like a difficult task with endless options and ideas.

Every year Provo’s local Deseret Industries offers students and the community plenty of costume ideas.  Old costumes that have been donated throughout the year can be found and used again for a great price.

“I go to DI every year for my costume,” said Joseph Bryson, a sophomore majoring in business. “My friends and I get together and make it a special shopping trip.”

DI is also a great place to find a creative costume from the clothing and shoes not in the costume section.

“Last year our group of friends went to DI and came out with clothing for all our costumes,” said Kaitlin O’Connor, a junior majoring in humanities. “We used clothing to be astronauts, old people, football players and crayons. All of our costumes came from DI.”

Many people also go to Savors, GenX Clothing and local costume shops to find ideas and put together an outfit.

Another way to prepare for a night all dressed up is to use what is at home. Pull out the costume box and combine clothing with roommates to make an outfit out of things already purchased.

“This year for my costume I got out all the unique items of clothing that I had acquired over the years,” O’Connor said. “My roommates and I looked at everything we had. There was a pumpkin costume, a lion, ’80s costumes and a Peter Pan outfit without even leaving the house.”

Readers Digest also suggested several easy costume ideas for this Halloween season:

1. Be a “temp” and write 98.6 degrees across your forehead.

2. Pin sponges all over your outfit and be “self absorbed.”

3. Wear camouflage and be a tree.

4. Paint a yellow circle on a white T-shirt and add devil’s horns to be a “Deviled egg.”

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