Halloween costumes solve last minute problems

Sophomore Mitchell Hopkins poses as gum under the bottom of a shoe.

Gum on the bottom of your shoe:

Get together anything pink you own. You should be completely covered in pink. It would be smart for that pink to be a bubblegum pink, since you’re supposed to be gum.

If you don’t have any pink clothing or if you’re missing some key pieces of clothing, like pants, go to the store and buy some. Target is always an option. If you have something against Target for whatever reason, try Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Kohl’s, or Walmart.

After getting together all your pink clothing, make sure to get accessories and body paint. For females, hair bands, jewelry, nail polish, make up, etc. are all acceptable. For the males, make up and jewelry would not be advised unless you want to be judged. However, a ski mask or glasses would be acceptable. Both genders can partake in the body paint if you really want to go all out.

Once you are completely covered from head to toe in pink, find a shoe. A clean shoe would be preferable, since you’re sticking it to your head but whatever works for you.

To get the shoe to stick on your head, you have some options. If you already have that headband, glue or tape the shoe to the headband. The head band could also be replaced with ribbon. The shoe can also be taped to the ski mask. Then you’re not sticking the shoe to your hair.

Sydney Setree is the Print Chief for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.


TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! Not only is this costume super easy to make in a day, it also uses materials you will already have at home.

Take a sheet, any color, any size, and just fold it in half, or if you want to make the toga longer, there is no need to fold it. Next wrap the sheet across your body and leave a little extra “flap” part. Take the flap part and bring it over whichever shoulder it’s closest to. Then, you can either tuck it in, stitch the toga up real quick, or do what I did and put a couple of safety pins in it to hold up all night.

Emily Cassidy is a News Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.

Dirty Laundry: 

Dirty laundry is a super easy and creative idea if you’ve waited until the last minute to find a costume. Here are a few simple steps to follow:

Dress yourself in all black or in any solid color. Grab some safety pins and some dirty laundry. Of course, the laundry doesn’t have to be dirty. Socks usually work the best, so grab whatever you have and start pinning. This costume is comfortable and requires little effort. To top it all off, carry an empty laundry detergent bottle around with you.

Hanna LeBuhn is a Lifestyles Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.