Halloween Dos and Don’ts | The Triangle

Halloween Dos and Don’ts

With the school year underway and exams already coming up, you might not realize that Halloween is just around the corner. As college students, finding an original costume that hasn’t been overused is nearly impossible; Halloween just isn’t as simple as it was in elementary school. Whether you are going out or staying in, here is a guide on how to enjoy this year’s spooky holiday.

Don’t be that person at the party that is dressed as yourself — you are missing out on the fun! Even if it’s just a crazy wig or a last-minute idea, it is never too late to pull a costume together.

Do check out local thrift and craft stores. Not only will you save some extra cash, but your outfit will also be absolutely one of a kind. Use your creative side and put a personal spin on your costume.

Don’t consider lingerie and some random props as a full costume. You’ll get tired of being questioned all night about your vague outfit, and if you want to show off all those hours spent at the gym, just pick one asset. Sometimes less just isn’t more.

Do find a friend and dress up together. As the saying goes, the more the merrier. This especially applies when it comes to costumes. Not only do matching outfits make it easy to find each other at the end of the night, but they also make for great pictures.

Don’t watch scary movies alone (if you want to sleep that night).

Do stay in with friends and watch classic Halloween movies such as “Hocus Pocus,” “Beetlejuice” and “Coraline.” Stock up on some candy and make it a party.

Don’t wear a costume that is hard to move around in — no one wants to wait for you, and you’re not going to be too happy when people leave you behind because you can’t keep up. Try to avoid large props and garments made out of stiff material.

Do try out new trends. Remember that pair of leather sweatpants or the new dark lipstick in the back of your closet? This holiday is the perfect opportunity to experiment with fashion and beauty trends that you are not quite comfortable with yet.