It’s all about the costume

By Vickie Papageorge
October 25, 2007


In what outrageous ensemble will you be crashing Halloween parties with this year? Halloween is around the corner. Stores are consumed with aisles and aisles of candy and the latest costumes for all ages. So, what alternate identity do you plan to wear on Halloween night?

Junior secondary education major Victoria Matkowski, said, “I haven’t figured out what I want to be this year but last year I was an 80’s jazzerciser. I want to make people laugh and wear something that I feel comfortable in.”

This is the only time of year when it’s socially acceptable to dress up as anything you want and to not be labeled as an outcast or given strange looks.

Children and their parents await this day where they can pretend to be anything from super heroes to princesses and gather candy from neighbors.

We’ve sadly graduated from those days and now Halloween to the typical college student means showing off your outrageous creations while jumping from party to party on Halloween night.

So, what are the popular costumes for this year?

An employee at the Halloween Adventure store in King of Prussia, Pa., said that particular store has been selling an incredible amount of pirate costumes this year for girls and guys.

Many girls choose to dress up in various nurse costumes and fairy costumes also seem to be very popular.

Guys normally choose something simple and not very extravagant.

“We see a lot of guys who come in and randomly grab a mask or a doctor’s lab coat as their costume. They are in and out of the store in a matter of minutes.”

While some students jump in whole heartedly and plan their Halloween costumes, many like to create quick and easy costumes that they will still have fun in wherever they go.

Liz Kerstetter, a junior English and secondary education major, said that she was going to be the character Pam from the television show, “The Office.” “A costume for her will be cheap to make and I love that show.”

” I don’t really pick costumes to fit my personality, but there are definitely some costumes out there I would never wear because they are just not me,” Kerstetter said.

Whether you go out and buy your costume or create it in your very own room, plan to have fun on Halloween night pretending to be whoever you wish to be.

Put on the colorful wig, the tall black hat, that horrific mask or those big sunglasses and flaunt your creativity to everyone at the party.

You might not get any candy but you will get some laughs and a good time.

Witches, pirates, grim reapers, football players, nurses; it’s all about the costume on this holiday.

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