4 Halloween Costumes You Should Try This Year

4 Halloween Costumes You Should Try This Year

Halloween is soon approaching, so you need to prepare for your costume!

It's October, and you know what that means: Halloween!! Halloween has always been a fan favorite for those who enjoy dressing up, but can be a pain for those who lack creativity or passion for costumes and makeup. For this Halloween, you have multiple options here to look back at. So, save your American Horror Story binge watching for another night and get out and make it your spookiest night yet!

1. Senior Citizen

The costume for this is relatively easy, just find a sweater and some pajama pants with slippers and add slight wrinkles to your face! This look is super fun to create, and not many people think of doing it! The only products you need for the wrinkles is a brown eyeliner or eyeshadow, and just draw naturally placed wrinkles all around. Retirement for the win!

2. Cleopatra

Channel your inner Egyptian with this colorful take on a classic Cleopatra look! For the costume, you will need a white dress, gold bet, blue shawl, and sandals. The makeup look can be done with a teal shadow all the way up to your brow, inner and outer winged liner (pointing the wing downwards in the outer corner) and a peachy lip. Walk like an Egyptian when going to your Halloween event this year!

3. Fox

Being an animal for Halloween is a classic, but being a fox can change it up a bit, and you can look super cute with a friend! For the fox, you will need an orange top, jeans or white pants, and a fox tail with ears. The makeup can be a bit challenging, because a few more products are used. The lower half of your face needs to be a couple of shades lighter than your natural skin tone, add an orange shadow all over the lid and into the crease, and then go ham on the black liner. The liner should cover the tip of your nose, connecting down on your cupid's bow, adding small whiskers above your lips. I also added winged liner on my eyes, furthering the inner corner's wing down beside the bridge of my nose on each side. Although the makeup is a bit challenging, it pays off in the end!

4. Car Crash Victim

Many people cannot stand the sight of blood, and just looking at someone else bleeding creeps them out. If you're like me, however, you enjoy the creepy special effect makeup style that deals with all things gore. The costume is really simple, just wear a normal, everyday outfit. The makeup, however is the hardest makeup out of all four looks mentioned. To make a bruise, you want to use a dark red to start, blending the edges. You then want to add purple towards the center of the wound, blending into the red. To make your bruise more realistic, adding a tiny bit of yellow to the outside of the bruise and blending it well, will help. For the open wounds, I used scar wax, molding it into the shape of an oval, keeping the middle open. Once it is placed on your skin, use the same bruising technique on top of the scar wax. Add some fake blood to the inside of your wax, and let some of it drip down your skin. Now, you can live your creepiest life ever on the creepiest night of the year!

All of the products needed to achieve each look can be easily found at Walmart, or any drug store that sells Halloween makeup. Stay safe out on the town, and remember to make it an awesome night. Happy Halloween!

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3. Jeans under skirts

4. A "poof" with two braids

...thanks Lizzie Mcguire

5. The solo "poof" with straight hair

Lauren Conrad made this acceptable, right?

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Unpopular Opinion, But A Credit Card Is As Much A College Necessity As Ramen And Your Bus Pass



Before I left for college, I was warned: Don't buy into any of the credit cards that will attempt to entice you. They prey on new adults who need extra cash, AKA: college students.

This is true, and it's important not to be taken advantage of in your first few years of adulthood.

However, while the teachers and mentors giving this advice had good intentions, I don't believe advising prospective and new college students to stray from credit cards altogether is a good idea.

Once you graduate, you will need credit to operate most aspects of your daily life. Buying a car, renting an apartment, paying utilities, etc. Having established a good credit by this time will help make this easier (and most likely cheaper). However, many credit card options for young adults are tied to student loan refunds which are normally not a good idea and often aren't accepted universally. Or, many cards have an annual fee, which is an unnecessary added expense for an already cash-strapped college student.

While these are normally the reasons young people avoid credit cards, there are happy mediums that will help you avoid getting taken advantage of while still building credit for the future.

One of the easiest ways to build a little credit is for your parent or guardian to place as an authorized user on one of their credit cards. This allows you to use the card (although your parent or guardian is still responsible for the payment) and build some credit. However, with this option, your credit score essentially becomes your parent's credit score, so if your parents don't have good credit, this might not be the best option.

However, using this option can allow for good practice in having a credit card (you can simply pay your parents back instead of the company), and gives you a safety net in case of any emergencies.

If you feel comfortable enough having your own credit card, there are many options curated specifically for students by major credit card companies such as Discover, Capital One, and Citi. And even if you don't have interest in credit cards, you'll probably find these offers flooding your mailbox. The safest ones offer no annual fee and a relatively low interest rate.

The best part about some student branded credit cards is that you often are locked in with no annual fee and lower interest rates, even after you are not a student. Some even have added benefits of giving you rewards for good grades or will give you a few months interest-free. However, it is important to look at your options and decide which works best for you.

Once you have your credit card, don't go crazy.

Use it only for things you would already buy such as food, gas, or hygiene products. Using your card for expenses you would already be spending every month, means you really won't be out any money, won't struggle to pay the bill, and most likely will pay very little or no interest if you pay the bill every month.

Charge just enough to meet your minimum payment and you'll be building credit, without spending any extra money or buying useless things just for the sake of a credit score.

So, while credit cards can be damaging to your finances, if used strategically they can ultimately boost your credit score and aid you in future endeavors.

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