5 Halloween costumes in under 30 minutes

Emily Modrowski, Fashion Columnist

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It’s 8:30 p.m. on Halloween night. You’re in your pajamas watching “Hocus Pocus” when your best friend texts you: “Hey. We’re going to a Halloween party. I’ll pick you up at 9.” You only have half an hour to get ready, but you don’t have a costume! Don’t freak out; here are five costume ideas that I picked out of my closet and threw on in only 30 minutes.

A 1950’s greaser

It may just be my bias over the best movie adaptation ever created (“The Outsiders”) but a greaser is a perfect costume choice. You’ll look cool, you’ll be stylish and you’ll be festive all at the same time. You’ll need a plain white T-shirt or tank top, a leather jacket, blue jeans rolled up at the bottom and converse. Sunglasses and snapping your fingers while calling people “daddy-o!” are optional.Fashion_Web

Rosie the Riveter

Unleash your strong and confident female self with this option. This costume is super easy to accomplish and is a really cute look. All you need is a jean or plain blue button-down shirt and a red bandana. Throw your hair up in a ponytail or bun, tie on the bandana and maybe add some red lipstick to make more of a statement. Flex your bicep in midair and yell, “We can do it!” for the full effect.100_2081


Lumberjack plaid is one of those things that never go out of style. It’s a staple in any wardrobe. And let’s just admit it to ourselves: we’ve all had lumberjack fantasies. Whether it’s being one or being with one, that’s your business, but take this night as an opportunity to live out your wildest dreams. For this costume you’ll need a plaid flannel, blue jeans and boots. Bonus points if you wear a white T-shirt and suspenders under the flannel.Fashion-2_Web

Greek Goddess

This is probably the simplest option to accomplish, but also the prettiest. All you need is a plain sheet to wrap around you and something to tie around your waist. Put your hair up in wavy curls or braids and you’ll look fresh out of Olympus. Make sure to wear some leggings under the sheet — just in case.Fashion-3_Web

Ginger bread Person

I had to include a special option just for my people. This one only works if you’re a redhead, because if you have red hair, congratulations; you’re already halfway done with this costume. You’ll need string and bread. What you have to do is put bread on the string (by the slice or loaf, whichever you prefer) like a beaded bread necklace, then tie it around your neck and ta da: a gingerbread person.   Fashion-4_Web

Halloween doesn’t have to be stressful. Enjoy the night and join in on the fun with your under-30 minute costume.

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