PHOTO: Gudrun Wai-Gunnarsson / The pic

By: Jacob Mattie, Peak Partner

  1. Grape

    Jacob wearing a black garbage bag as a poncho
    PHOTO: Gudrun Wai-Gunnarsson / The pic

It’s a Halloween classic. Take a black garbage bag, cut holes for the arms on the sides and one at the top to pass the head through. Wear it like a poncho, and boom! You are a raisin! Of course, people might not be afraid of a raisin, but once you Explain raisins have more sugar per gram than milk Chocolate, they will be terrified of the threat of their dentist fees. As a bonus, if you find yourself caught in the rain during a trick-or-treat, you will find that the grape is pleasantly waterproof! What great foresight you have.

2. Deadline

Jacob with X's on his eyes and a black line on his shirt
PHOTO: Gudrun Wai-Gunnarsson / The pic

As a student, who might be brought in to party with other students, this costume is perhaps the scariest on the list. Remind everyone that you are with they are shirk their academic duties to enjoy. McFogg the dog wouldn’t be happy. Just take a shirt and use a marker to draw a line down the middle. Complete the costume with X’s on your eyes and really lean into that dead, soulless gaze you perfected as a student. A deadline! Ha! What a fag on the knees. You will be the life Of the party.

3. Werewolf

Smiling Jacob in plain clothes with playful claw shaped hands
PHOTO: Gudrun Wai-Gunnarsson / The pic

October 31 is be some kind of crescent moon. Ascending descending? Astronomy students, help me here. This is great news for aspiring werewolves – they look like all of us! Show up at the party wearing plain clothes and draped in the confidence that comes from wearing one of the most detailed costumes at the party. If you absolutely must, you can borrow a cat ears headband from one of your friends – someone surely has one, though. you don’t already – and put it halfway through the party. By this time, most people will be too drunk to distinguish between cat and dog ears anyway, so you are free to howl at your leisure.

4. You, but well rested

Jacob drinks a glass of water.  They hold an armful of vegetables and wear a jacket
PHOTO: Gudrun Wai-Gunnarsson / The pic

What could be more frightening than the strange valley? Use this to your advantage by showing yourself well rested. Chances are people aren’t used to seeing you with a good eight hours of sleep keeping you afloat, and so this costume will leave people with the disturbing feel that something is wrong. Of course, the biggest thing that isn’t quite right is how an unhealthy lifestyle is almost mandated by the responsibilities of a student. Drink lots of water and snack on vegetables to really terrify your peers. Take care of yourself there. XOXO.