Halloween Costumes

Alexa Palafox, Staff Writer

After the COVID-19 shutdown of 2020, many people are excited for this year’s Halloween. There are classic costumes such as a witch, vampire, or ghost, but there are also very interesting and creative costumes. Here at Alta Loma, both boys and girls are gearing up for the spooky season and preparing their costumes for the big night. Many already have their creative juices flowing and know what they’re going to be, however there are several of us who don’t have a clue on what to do.

There are many easy and inexpensive costumes like the classic ghost, witch, scarecrow, and vampire. For a ghost, this costume can be as simple or as detailed as you want it to be. A simple white cloth with holes will do, or you can use white body paint to give yourself a ghostly glow and hollow out your eyes with dark eye shadow.  The witch costume is a classic Halloween costume as well as the most popular, with over 4.6 million people dressing up as one every year. Materials for this costume are sold almost anywhere during Halloween time. An easy version of this costume is grabbing a pointy witch had and wearing dark clothing along with it. A more detailed version could be dabbing on some green face paint (like the Wicked Witch of the West) or adding some stripped stockings to your outfit.

Some more ideas include a cat and scarecrow. For a cat costume you can just grab some cat ears and wear an all-black outfit or add some whiskers with black face paint or an eyeliner/eyebrow pencil. A scarecrow costume has a bit more detail on the makeup side of the things, which will require you to draw vertical lines across your mouth to give that sewn up mouth affect. The easiest costume ideas out there are pajama onesies. Nothing is better than a cool and comfortable costume, so these have been on the rise over the years. The best part about them is, unlike regular costumes, onesies can be worn repeatedly to sleep or to just wear around the house. Well, you could wear a Halloween costume to sleep as well, but we wouldn’t recommend that.

No matter what kind of costume you wear, have fun this year and wear it with confidence.