Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

10 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas, Because It's A Little Hard To Go As 'Procrastination'

A trip to Target is foreseen in your future.

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We've all been there. All of our friends have already ordered or found their Halloween costumes. They are all ready to hit the town on the spookiest day of the year. And there you are. With no clue what to wear and on a college budget. No need to fear. Here are some easy and cheap costume ideas that aren't too boring and can always be flared up with a little extra thought. Happy haunting, friends!

1. Georgie from "It" 

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All you need is a yellow rain jacket and a red balloon. Literally. If you want to get super crazy, you could throw in this easy-to-make boat.

2. A cat

Black leggings: Check. Black T-shirt: Check. Black shoes: Check. Now head out to get a headband and hand-make some ears and paint on some whiskers. Easy peasy.

3. Scarecrow 

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All you need is a flannel, a pair of jeans or overalls, and some pigtails and makeup. Super cute and fun and very very easy.

4. Something punny! 

One of my favorites is the "breadwinner." All you need is a gold medal and a loaf of bread. Now, lets get this bread.

5. A festive fruit 

All you need is a big T-shirt and something to make the hair accessories with. This costume is cheap and you and your bestie can be festive together!

6. "Risky Business"

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Borrow an oversized button-up from a friend and maybe bust out a pair of boxers. Then, last but not least, the socks that are all slippery so you can make your iconic entrance.

7. Indiana Jones 

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The hardest thing to obtain about this outfit is the iconic hat. But a lil extra effort is worth it because, come on... who doesn't love Indiana Jones?

8. Mummy

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What I say: mummy

What I mean: just go HAM with toilet paper.

9. A literal ghost 

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A white sheet and scissors and your loudest, scariest "boo" should suffice.

10.  Kim Possible / Ron Stoppable 

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As some of you may know, I may be slightly bias towards these two. With a pal, or even by yourself, you can rock this outfit. Green/brown pants and a black turtleneck will never be more stylish or iconic.

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5 Hudson County Haunted Places You Didn't Know

If you're up for a scare from a not-so-typical-haunted-house, here you are.
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It's that time of year again! The costumes, candy, haunted houses and decorations have all returned. In celebration of Halloween, let's take a look at some haunted places that you probably didn't know were this close to you:

“Saint Joseph’s Eyes”

Location: 511 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Coincidentally, I attended grammar school here from fourth to eighth grade. I remember hearing about the legend of “Saint Joseph’s Eyes,” but, of course, I never believed it.

There was one time during my years there when I was hanging out a little late at night with a group of friends/fellow classmates. It was dark and we could see our church’s tower in the distance. I vividly remember my friends began to scream and freak out, claiming that they’ve seen the “glowing eyes.” I, however, did not see anything, at least nothing that I noticed.

The first reported sighting was in 1924, but it did not capture people’s attention until another reporting of two mysterious glowing lights, which resembled two glowing eyes, by two boys in 1954. This reports eventually drew in over 20,000 people, and began much more of a concern when Matthew Guarini, the church sexton, was found dead in the choir loft one morning. He was the last seen trying to find the source of the lights in the tower.

If I can tell you one thing, it’s never, ever roam that school during night time. I did it once, and I swear I will never do anything like that again.

Richard A. Rutkowski Park - Elco Naval Division

Location: Hudson County Park, Bayonne, New Jersey

According to hauntedplaces.org, “The Elco Naval Division was a boat-building factory that was for nearly 400 PT boats for World War II. It is long gone, located where the Richard A. Rutkowski Park currently stands. It is said that there was an accident one day at the factory, and a boat fell off its railings, crushing two men to death. its not the men themselves who are said to now haunt this location, but one of their daughters – a little ghost girl is seen hovering around this area, constantly yelling for her daddy.”

Personally, I go here often with my friends to play Pokemon Go, and after learning this, I may never claim a gym there ever again.

Arthur’s Tavern

Location: 237 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ

Hauntedplaces.org states that, “Three spirits are said to lurk. Employees say they’ve heard footsteps and seen lights come on and off or flicker and door open by themselves, as well as clipboard flying off of a desk, ghostly whispers, and someone’s hair being pulled by something unseen.”

I am never going to this restaurant.

The Brass Rail

Location: 135 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ

Yet another Hoboken horror that has been accounted for by hauntedplaces.org: “Legend has it that in 1904, a bride who was just married tripped at the top of the spiral staircase, broke her neck, and died. The groom shortly thereafter hanged himself in an adjacent room. The bride, groom, and even some of her wedding guests are said to appear in the restaurant, usually late at night. Also reported are phone calls with no one on the line, objects that fall on the ground for no apparent reason, voices, and objects that are missing or misplaced.”

That’s restaurant #2 that I’m never going to.

The Virginia Tavern

Location: 130 Mallory Ave., Jersey City, NJ

A more local scare that has been informed about through hauntedplaces.org: “The Virginia Tavern has more than just the drinking kind of spirits, according to witnesses. They have seen apparitions and beer cans flying off shelves, have been touched by something unseen, and have detected strange odors and cold spots.”

I might as well never go to another restaurant ever again.


REMEMBER: Always stay safe and alert, never going exploring on your own! Have fun and be safe this Halloween!



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The Holiday Season In Disney Described By These 6 Gifs

Holidays in Disney are a little different in Disney compared to everyone else..

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If you're anything like me and know way too much about Disney or just love it, you'll know that the holidays in Disney tend to be a little different then in other places.

1. It's late August and Fall decorations begin to enter the parks.

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It's only late August and it is still in the 90s in Florida but everyone is excited because all of the Fall decorations are entering the park and Halloween parties are about to start!

2. Don't worry. It's October now, Fall is actually starting.

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It's finally Fall, which means all of the country is excited for PSL at Starbucks. While everyone at Disney has already been enjoying all the Fall food and drink specials for weeks now.

3. It's not even October 31st and it feels like Disney has been celebrating Halloween for 3 years now.

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Halloween and Fall have been celebrated in Disney for so long. We aren't sure if we missed it or if it has even happened at all yet.

4. It's October 31st, which means it's finally Halloween for real this time.

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We finally made it to Halloween after celebrating it for almost 2 months! Yay, good job Disney!

5. November 1st can only mean one thing. Christmas is starting now.

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It's officially Christmas in Disney! Now we get to celebrate Christmas for the next 2 months! Hold on to your Santa hats everyone.

6. If you're wondering, Thanksgiving is the forgotten Holiday.

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No Thanksgiving celebrations in Disney! Just Halloween and Christmas, sorry to all of the Thanksgiving lovers out there.

If you're anything like me and love Disney, the holidays tend to be a little different there. Disney does Halloween and Christmas right every year, but sometimes we just want to celebrate those holidays one day out of the year instead of 2 months each.

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