7 Basic Halloweekend Costumes For All You Broke College Girls

7 Basic Halloweekend Costumes For All You Broke College Girls

For any girl who ain't got $60 for that poorly made, ill-fitting, plastic costume.

Halloween is a lot of work. It requires you to go out multiple nights in a row and, if you really care, requires you to choose/buy/make more than one costume. Costumes can be hella expensive, but homegirl gotta save money for Starbs every day. So here, I present to you, some of the most basic, overused, unoriginal, super simple and super affordable costumes that you can most likely find in your (or your roommate's) closet. So, embrace your lack of originality, craftiness and pocket-change for pricey costumes. Not everyone needs to think outside the box.

1. Risky Business

Go down the hall and ask one of your guy friends for a dress shirt, throw on some shorts (extra points for boxers), and throw on some tall socks and a pair of sunglasses. Now, to seal the deal, you need to slide into every room you enter while wearing this costume.

2. Any Sports Player

Football jersey, basketball jersey, soccer jersey, hockey jersey. Oversized or tight. This costume can accommodate comfort or let you be a little RISKYYYYY. For the common sports fanatic it will be simple, but don’t worry I am sure your guy friends have a jersey if you don’t.

3. Frat Boy

Take your favorite visor and pair it with some khaki shorts and dockers, and some bonus points for that Vineyard Vines shirt. Carry around a red solo cup and slide a thing of duct tape in your back pocket to imitate a chew tin, and wow, Kyle for Epsilon Pi, you are killing it, bro.

4. Game Day Gal

You probably have gear in your closet that you wear to game day, so just wear it again...for Halloween. Carry around your rally towel or some pompoms and scream “GO (insert your school’s mascot here)! WHOO!!” Not very clever, but extremely basic. Do what you have to do to save money.

5. Fairy

You can make this as simple or complex as you want. But, really all you need is a skirt/dress, some wings and some sparkly makeup. If you're feeling extra, tape your ruler to a sticky note cut in the shape of a star and, BAM, FAIRY!

6. Animal

With the right-colored shirt and perfect eyeshadow and eyeliner, any animal is possible. You do not have to have the tail and ears and wings. I once went as a giraffe, simply wearing a brown vest and putting brown eyeliner blobs all over my face. I used my hair to create little bun "horns." Minimal effort needed and really versatile. You can make this one elaborate, but you really don’t have to. From a fish to a cat, puppy or mouse (DUH!), you’ll be basic AF, but guess what? You'll also be saving money.

7. Train Wreck

This one is super easy. I don’t know about you, but I am a train wreck. Wear some ratty sweats, mess up your hair a bit, maybe even wear two different shoes? Really, this one is up to you. The bigger the mess you look, the more fun you'll have. Smear some queso on your sweatpants, dribble some mascara down your cheek, wear one tall and one short sock. Show them what you are really like. Carry a bag of popcorn around and shove it in your face. Girl, YOU DO YOU! This one isn't all that popular, much because everyone is trying to look cute on Halloween. But literally, if you wanna be hella comfy, this is the way to go.

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10 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

1) 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2) Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3) Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

4) Psalm 30:12

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

5) Isaiah 12:4-5

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6) Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

7) Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the Lord."

8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

9) Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

10) Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

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7 Spooktacular Ways To Give Your Halloween Pumpkin A Grown-Up Twist By Incorporating Alcohol

Shoutout to my best friend, Pinterest.


As you get older, some people may think they're too old to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. Those people are wrong. First reason: it doesn't matter how old or ~mature~ you get, no one is "too old" for Halloween. Second reason: pumpkin kegs are a thing, so there you go. Here are some creative ways to give your jack o' lanterns a little bit of a "grown-up" twist:

1. The pumpkin keg

This one's for all the beer-lovers out there. What's a more festive way to drink beer than drinking straight out of a pumpkin? Also, Halloween is the only time when it's acceptable to drink beer out of a pumpkin, so if you're into that, why not take advantage of it?

2. Painted pumpkins

Life imitates art? For all the less crafty souls out there, painting a pumpkin is 100x easier than carving, and a lot easier to clean up. Also, this makes for adorable, yet ~spooky~ decorations for your Halloween party.

3. Pumpkin wine dispenser

Slap the pumpkin anyone? If someone walked up to me at a party with a whole ass pumpkin and told me to "slap the bag" my basic girl persona would immediately take over and grab that pumpkin with no questions asked. This is obviously much like the pumpkin keg, but for wine lovers.

4. Pumpkin cooler

Nothing says "Halloween" like chilling your alcohol inside a pumpkin.

5. Pumpkin beer holder

Essentially, the same idea as the pumpkin cooler, but with a different technique.

6. Pumpkin punch bowl

Only the realest Halloween fans would drink straight from a pumpkin.

7. Drunk pumpkins

Creative, yet relatable. This pumpkin is also a good reminder to be responsible with your drinking and not get Halloween wasted.

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