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Dorm Room D.I.Y: Last minute costumes

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By AMANDA MOTLEY With Halloween this Friday, you might be scrambling for the perfect costume. Halloween is one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year and can even last over a weekend or two, so you might need to dress up more than once.
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By AMANDA MOTLEY

With Halloween this Friday, you might be scrambling for the perfect costume. Halloween is one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year and can even last over a weekend or two, so you might need to dress up more than once. Sometimes shopping at stores like Party City and the Halloween costume warehouses can be expensive, but D.I.Y. costumes offer a cheaper and more unique chance to show off. Do not feel like you cannot dress up because you do not have the money. There are easy D.I.Y. costumes that you can make out of items that you have in your own dorm.

Bounty Man:

Plaid t-shirt

Paper Towels

-Tuck your plaid shirt in and tote a roll of paper towels.

 

Scarecrow:

Plaid shirt

Fake sunflower

Face makeup

-Make-up: Contour your cheekbones with bronzer to make them look brown on top. Draw a triangle on the point of your nose with lines randomly placed on the outline of the triangle. Pair it with a bright lip. Then draw a line from the corners of lips with dashes in it.

-Tip: Make your eyebrows darker with brown eye shadow to complete the scarecrow look.

 

Wednesday Addams:

Black and white collared shirt or dress (You can use a plain black shirt or dress)

Black eye makeup

Dark lipstick

-Put your hair into two braids and do a dark smoky eye. This costume is so simple that it can be done in 30 minutes. Just make sure you walk around with a scolding-dark face to make the costume really come together.

 

Gift tag:

Piece of poster board

Sharpie

Ribbon

Bows

-Cut out a gift tag shaped piece of poster board

-Cut a hole and place ribbon through hole

-Pin on bows

-Place tag around neck

-For this costume a lot of examples used “To: Women; From: God,” but this can be manipulated to say whatever you would like. Just change the “to” and “from” based on your preferences. This costume only takes ten minutes and its guaranteed to make people laugh.

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