7 Halloween Costumes You See at Every College Party

7 Halloween Costumes You See at Every College Party


With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is hurrying to get last minute costumes or making last minute adjustments. It’s an exciting time of year, with fall bringing cooler temperatures, brightly colored leaves, and lots of excuses to celebrate. Halloween, of course, is one of the biggest holidays for college parties. While you’re wondering what to wear, your typical college costume party usually brings the same types of costumes each year. The sexy, the creepy, and the funny. Regardless of what you dress up as, here are seven you can bet on seeing at basically every Halloween party in college:

1. The Popular Superhero (or Villain)

Whether it’s Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, or the Joker, you’re bound to see at least one or two of these costumes. They’re popular thanks to the insanely successful movies starring these characters, and who doesn’t want to be a superhero?

2. The Sexy Animal

Another popular costume theme is animals, but the ladies take it up a notch in college by making their costumes sexy with lingerie, ears, and a tail. Don’t be surprised if you see a few of these costumes at your next Halloween party. On the plus side, these costumes can be relatively cheap, which is a bonus for college students considering most of us are on a budget!

3. The Sexy Professionals

Sexy animals aren’t the only popular costume among women. Sexy maids, police officers, and teachers are just as popular. Some women love any opportunity to get super sexy.

4. The Suggestive Couple Costume

You know the plug and outlet costume? The man wears the plug and the woman wears the outlet? This is what I mean. Costumes that are humorous on an adult level. These costumes aren’t as easy to find in stores, so if this is the route you want to take, you may have to look online. These are great costumes for couples with a good sense of humor. Who says Halloween costumes have to be scary?

Related: 5 Last-Minute Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

5. The Creepy Costume

Speaking of scary, it wouldn’t be a legit costume party without Michael Myers or Ghost Face, right? You’re sure to see a few people dressed up in scary costumes. It is Halloween, after all. People who love scary movies all year round wait for Halloween to dress up as their favorite horror legend.

6. The Disney Princess

It seems as if Disney continues to grow in popularity with adults, so don’t be surprised if you see a few Jasmines or Cinderellas out. These are classic costumes that will be recognized by pretty much anyone, and your inner kid will love it. This is another costume that comes in a sexy version, so don’t be shocked if you see Snow White in a slightly smaller dress this year.

7. The Non-Participant

The non-participant is someone who’s either too lazy to wear a costume or waited too long to get one. These people usually find quirky ways to make their regular clothes into costumes. For example, someone with a white t-shirt and jeans can show up saying they’re dressed as Napoleon Dynamite, which may or may not be the actual case.

Halloween only comes once a year, so whatever your costume is, be sure to have fun and go all out!


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