Haute Hawks: Traditional costumes come to an end

Oct. 29, 2014

By Jordan Gittens

The time of the year where we forget all our troubles and dress us up in either the most revealing or ridiculous costumes and consume copious amount of “candy” is here, and we couldn’t be happier. Traditional costumes such as witches, sexy nurses and sexy firemen have been thrown out of the window and the era of the themed costume is here. It is glorious.

Tons of themes come from primetime television, with shows such as “Two Broke Girls,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “American Horror Story,” and even more come from movies such as “The Hunger Games,” “Frozen,” “The Avengers” and the ever popular “Mean Girls.” So grab your three best friends and your G.B.F. and be that mouse (DUH!), cat and bunny (all sexy of course). Stick that guy in an oversized pink tee and the fourth girl in a scary “ex-wife” costume and watch as you become the most popular girls (and guy) in all of Whitewater this weekend.

For an easy and cheap Katniss costume, all you’ll need is a pair of brown riding boots, black tights, a black long sleeved tee, a black parka and the ever popular fish tail braid.

If you want to go for something a little more risqué, switch those riding boots out for combat boots, the tights out for shorts, make that shirt into a tight black tank top, and you instantly become Lara Croft. Who doesn’t want to be a butt-kicking, beautiful, independent woman?

If you want to venture down the path of a zombie – and do it cheaply – you simply need to be ready to sacrifice a plain white tee from your closet and fork up some cash for fake blood.

While I’m on the subject of costumes, I’d like to remind the ladies of Whitewater that your costumes DO NOT have to be revealing. Go with what you’re comfortable with, it is your body, so do what you want with it. At the same time, do not allow others to slut-shame you for choosing to wear something that is revealing. It is what makes you happy that is most important.

Don’t worry guys, you’re covered too. Grab a friend and you two can go as the infamous Walt and Jesse from “Breaking Bad.”

But if you’ve got more than just two guys, grab a girl and you can all go as “The Avengers,” because what superhero group is better than them? If you and your friends are still children at heart you can all go as the cast of “Frozen,” because who doesn’t want to see an adorable “candy” Olaf running around Whitewater? You can even go as the two most famous Italian brothers in the world, Mario and Luigi. All you’ll need is a pair of boots, overalls and green and red shirts. If you’d like to be a little more risqué you can cut those overalls to thigh length, ditch the shirts and just wear hats and, of course, fake mustaches. There’s no point in being Mario or Luigi without the mustache.

So, jump into your car, grab your friend and scream “Get in loser, we’re going shopping!” Get your costume materials and have the most fun Halloween you can, because what’s the point of college if you can’t dress like an idiot once in a while, forget all your problems and have a little fun? Just remember, keep it safe and responsible and let this be a Halloween to be remembered.

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