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My name is Olivia and I am a senior at Butler University. I spend most of my time in Lilly Hall as a BFA Dance Performance major. When not in rehearsal or ballet class, I write papers for my English Literature second major. In my super-abundant, never-lacking, this-is-highly-sarcastic spare time, I attempt to cook in my apartment kitchen, watch Youtube videos of ballet, knit sweaters that never seem to come to an end, and read books both silly and serious. If I could take any class at Butler just for kicks, I'd go for DiffyQ.

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Halloween Costumes

Every year, I try to think of a clever Halloween costume. For some reason, this is usually extremely difficult. I cobble something together at the last minute. (see last year). When I see what my friends have invented, I’m always impressed.

Though Oct 31 is this Monday, I went to a Halloween potluck last night. Some of the awesome costumes I saw:

  • Two crayons — complete with conical party hats for the tips
  • The Incredibles
  • Juno
  • Rosie the Riveter
  • A steampunk villain — which I completely called as I tried to explain how a top hat and spray-painted Nerf gun comprised a steampunk aesthetic
  • Lady Godiva and a chocolate box
  • The girl with a dragon tattoo
  • Where is Waldo?
  • two Cat in the Hats

This year, I had no ideas. When my boyfriend found a pirate hat and decided pirate it was, I decided to go as a parrot. I bought a huge bag of feathers, waited until the last minute to construct my costume… then sewed feathers for two hours before the potluck. It worked better than I thought it would.

The difference between high school and college? I usually didn’t do too much to mark the occasion in high school, so dressing up wasn’t that big a deal. Now I still don’t like to go overboard, but I love events like this costume potluck since college students tend to go all out with Halloween costumes. I felt like I had to put a little effort into my costume to hold my own.

What are some other creative Halloween costumes you’ve seen?

3 Responses to Halloween Costumes

  1. Olivia says:

    Thank you! It turned out better than I thought it would, thanks to the help of a friend/stitcher/duct tape wielder.

  2. Butler Admission says:

    That is hilarious! Great costume, very creative.

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