5 Halloween Costumes For You

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Jayleigh Draper, Editor in Chief

For the first time in almost 2 years, Halloween is finally able to be celebrated again. Of course, it’s still important to take caution so as to prevent spikes in COVID cases as well as to prevent any random diseases from festering within the community. People are pretty gross sometimes. Most high schoolers feel as if they are too old to dress up for Halloween, but dressing up does not require trick or treating. I myself will be dressing up this year, just so that some friends and I can drive around and go to a couple of places for the night. Here are 5 of my own costume ideas that I think are simple enough to function but easy enough to identify.



Everyone knows about The Matrix, but hardly anyone dresses up as this infamous character. It’s a simple costume that could also keep you warm in the cool October air. From combat boots to a trench coat, you can remain functional and comfortable while also showing your Halloween spirit! Here are some individual pieces that you can get cheap near you!






Store: Walmart

Price: $8.95



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Juniors-OPP-High-Rise-Skinny/589527631?variantFieldId=actual_color 

Price: $9.88


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wrangler-Rustler-Men-s-and-Big-Men-s-Regular-Fit-Jeans/5982359?variantFieldId=actual_color 

Price: $11.97



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Chunky-Platform-Combat-Boots-Threaded-Lug-Sole-Military-Fashion-Bootie/265168584 

Price: $34.00



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Foster-Grant-Men-s-Black-Blade-Sunglasses-JJ02/890341211?athcpid=890341211&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=PWTIC&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=3f4f850b-007-17b9d25d1b84dd&athancid=null&athena=true 

Price: $9.97


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Genuine-Dickies-Men-s-Reversible-Stretch-Belt-With-Big-Tall-Sizes/640101579 

Price: $12.00


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/L-Oreal-Paris-Studio-Line-Mega-Extreme-Hold-Hair-Gel-6-8oz/10452766 

Price: $3.97


Trenchcoats tend to be more on the pricey side, so I recommend purchasing one from a thrift store. I happen to have bought a leather trench coat from Goodwill in Union City for only $6. You could even find one in a family member’s closet, but this costume piece does not have to be expensive. 


Yelena Belova

With the release of Marvel’s Black Widow, I foresee a lot of Yelena Belova underappreciation, so I would like to avoid that situation in Dyer County. I personally believe her to be better than Natasha, so I wholeheartedly think that she should be one of the “basic” costumes of this year. This character deserved much better, as she was never able to have a real family, but she also lost her sister right after they had reunited again, therefore ripping her only sliver of a family away. Her costume should be a little more difficult to come by, but when you are able to get your hands on it, it will be well worth it, as it is also easy to move and dance around in and will likely keep you warm. 



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Avamo-Full-Zip-Up-Track-Jacket-Women-Running-Training-Exercise-Yoga-Shirts-Stand-Collar-Moisture-Wicking-Active-Wear-Sports-Gym-Lounge/537138755?variantFieldId=actual_color 

Price: $18.31


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Champion-Men-s-Full-Zip-Jacket-up-to-Size-2XL/390717913?wpa_bd=&wpa_pg_seller_id=F55CDC31AB754BB68FE0B39041159D63&wpa_ref_id=wpaqs:WFzuyFMUQBo3s6Gn1GTawIyW3R7ssfo3c4CZ69goRgVIYPgQAsp6jmUmkwzZFwGZ9YYJoTUwhNTE3zkULQJUA9LGY1pRuqWlZ7JXIKycBOfS8ir7JYrg7nxjMhrcoYpA3aFZCMVRxXNGYPCn89XFvXSOxAcOv68KrnwoZFM3e-BF4Aw97M8ug737Oy6wG35_lNjY_3WoYkVJIUxhnI3EXQ&wpa_tag=&wpa_aux_info=&wpa_pos=12&wpa_plmt=1145x1145_T-C-IG_TI_1-6_HL-INGRID-GRID-NY&wpa_aduid=21bd6ba7-41d1-4912-ae2b-4b267c3fc1f2&wpa_pg=browse&wpa_pg_id=5438_133197_1589613_6857697&wpa_st=Mens%2BActive%2BJackets&wpa_tax=5438_133197_1589613_6857697&wpa_bucket=__bkt__ 

Price: $20.00



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pacific34K-by-Forever-Link-Children-s-Block-Heel-Utility-Combat-Boot/211230094?variantFieldId=actual_color 

Price: $36.99


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Interceptor-Men-s-Force-Tactical-Steel-Toe-Work-Boots/55333418

Price: $29.77



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Men-s-Army-Utility-Pants-Strapping-Push-Buckle-Slim-Taper-Fit-Cargo-Pants-White-38×34/278775889 

Price: $29.95


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yinrunx-Fanny-Pack-Men-Range-Bag-Streetwear-Chest-Rig-Crossbody-Mens-Harness-Holster-Utility-Vest-Hiking-Backpacks-Bags-Accessories/414549808 

Price: $16.68


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Fishing-Vest-with-Multi-Pockets-Breathable-Mesh-Fishing-Vest-Waistcoat-Utility-Vest-Unpadded/844969906?selected=true 

Price: $22.99


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/1-Pair-Unisex-Black-PU-Leather-Fingerless-Gloves-Solid-Female-Half-Finger-Driving-Women-Men-Fashion-haulage-motor-Punk-Gloves/239557337 

Price: $8.44


Sheri Moon Zombie

While most people don’t pay much attention to Rob Zombie or his wife, it is likely that they have heard of at least one of his songs or movies. Sheri Moon Zombie, married to Rob Zombie, usually plays large roles in his movies, starring in House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Lords of Salem, 31, 3 From Hell, and more. She also plays in his music videos sometimes, and is all around very involved with her husband’s career. I greatly admire her style and person, as she genuinely seems to love her life as well as the people around her. She also continues to remain true to herself, which is something that seems to become increasingly rare in this age. I chose this red carpet look for this costume because it is one of my favorite looks from her and is still very easy to function and move around in. It will not provide the same warmth as the other costumes, but if you plan on staying indoors most of your Halloween night or are hot natured, this would be the perfect look for you! This costume may require some DIY, as her shirt appears to be slightly cropped, but it shouldn’t be anything too complicated for anyone!



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rock-Republic-Men-s-Long-Sleeve-Crew-Neck-Tee-Vintage-Wash/389019431?findingMethod=wpa 

Price: $15.37



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/JDinms-Women-Striped-Bell-Bottom-Jeans-Ripped-Destroyed-Denim-Pants/615547275 

Price: $35.59



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Qupid-Women-s-Sake-11-Western-Boot-Black-Oil-Finish-Suede-Polyurethane-5-5/690493144?athbdg=L1700 

Price: $18.48



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Women-Belt-Adjustable-Black-Double-Single-Eyelet-Grommet-Leather-Buckle-Belt-PU-leather-casual-jean-belt/912882461 

Price: $9.84


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/New-Aviator-Cop-Police-Sunglasses-Aviators-Glasses/122014749 

Price: $5.30


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stainless-Steel-Antiqued-Feather-Necklace/316670574 

Price: $22.91


Sir Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky

More commonly known as Krusty the Clown, Sir Herschel Smoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofsky came to my head as an idea to me today because a friend of mine is thinking about dressing up as him for the name game day. This is because as I am writing this part of the article, it is the week before football homecoming. Send help. Krusty is a popular character in the iconic Simpsons franchise, and I find him to be the easiest to dress up as, as well as the most humorous. In this costume, not only will you be able to easily move around, but you will also be able to terrify any small children that you do not want around you(Dyer County High School nor do I endorse this action, as well as any other action taken by Krusty the Clown). You may not be as warm in this character as you would be in Neo or Yelena, but you will get some great laughs from those around you.

This costume involves the use of hair gel, which I previously listed on Neo’s costume.



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/WATER-BASED-Face-Paint-Kit-Professional-Water-Based-Body-Paint-15-Colors-Washable-Paints-2-Paintbrush/120328294?athbdg=L1700 

Price: $11.49



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hanes-Men-s-Ecosmart-Jersey-Polo-Shirt/24799110 

Price: $7.97



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lee-Women-s-Heritage-High-Rise-Pant/454761831 

Price: $26.94



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Shellys-London-Cantara-Red-Suede-Flat-Loafer-Design-Pointed-Toe-Mule-Slide-Shoes/863616325 

Price: $24.99


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Adult-Red-Clown-Shoes-Adult-Halloween-Accessory/26981121 

Price: $15.46



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/100-SILK-BOWTIE-Solid-BLUE-Color-Men-s-Bow-Tie-for-Tuxedo-or-Suit/370241882 

Price: $12.95


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Twisted-Clown-Blue-Wig-Krusty-The-Simpsons-Costume-Klown-Halloween-Costume/457522258 

Price: $18.00


Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cara-Cotton-Gloves-Medium-White-4-Ct/24512140 

Price: $4.00


The Colossal Titan(but fashionable)

So far, I have gotten through season 1 of Attack on Titan, but because of my attachment to Hange, I refuse to watch past season 1. However, after seeing the colossal titan, I believe that it could use some sprucing up. Knowing what I know about it(I know information that far surpasses season 1), I believe it should match its true mysticity. With some chiffon or maybe even silk, I know that the colossal titan can look much better than some muscle freak with no skin. You can be warm in this costume, or you can freeze your skin off with dry ice and go for the true titan smoke that we all so dread. I introduce to you, colossia titania. 



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/AltSkin-Adult-Kids-Full-Body-Stretch-Fabric-Zentai-Suit-Zippered-Back-One-Piece-Stretch-Suit-Costume-for-Halloween-Muscle-Large/760837329?athbdg=L1700 

Price: $29.95



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/SweetCandy-Ice-Silk-Knit-High-Waist-Shawl-Jacket-Female-Summer-Long-sleeved-With-Suspenders-Skirt-With-Cardigan-Ultra-thin/611316084 

Price: $13.99



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hot-Womens-Ruffled-Frill-Skorts-High-Waisted-Ladies-Party-Mini-Skirt-Dress-Shorts/480391364 

Price: $14.48



Store: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Time-and-Tru-Women-s-Scalloped-Block-Heel-Sandals/254471134

Price: $15.00