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This guide to quick and easy Halloween costumes will save your skin and your pennies

This one goes out to those who forgot to grab a costume from the Bargain Store

Considering we've had our midterms for the past week and a half, I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of us didn't get time to sort a solid Halloween costume.

Now Halloween is right around the corner, nobody wants to queue up outside the costumes shops or the Bargain Store in the cold if they could make a quick costume at home for a fraction of the price.

Here are five quick ideas for your Halloween night out.

Pig in a Blanket

What you need: a blanket, some paper, a pen and some sort of adhesive (Blu-Tack is quite handy). The two buns are optional, as it depends on your hair length.

This is probably one of the comfiest halloween costumes to wear on a night out. Who wouldn't want an excuse to be wrapped up in a warm blanket all night?

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So cosy

Lost Tourist

What you need: a map, a tank top, some elephant pants and/or a sundress, a hat (preferably a dad cap or an obnoxiously large sunhat), and sunglasses.

Optional equipment: a selfie stick.

This one's an easy one. Just go around asking for directions, and perhaps take the occasional selfie with your handy-dandy selfie stick.

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Does anyone know where George Square is?

Tea Bag

What you need: A white sheet you have no emotional connection to, a bucket of tea, a printer for the labels and some string.

Why not smell like your favourite cup of tea for a whole night?

This one is the most wholesome costume of all, that everyone will definitely appreciate. Just soak the white sheet in tea overnight and dry it out, then you'll be ready to go!

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Frat Boy

What you need: a bucket hat, Bermuda shorts (preferably pastel), a Hawaiian shirt, a t-shirt, socks that reach about mid-shin, a four pack of Budweisers and the knowledge that Saturdays are for the boys.

Showcase your swole calfs with this costume. It's easy to put together, considering we all probably have a frat boy costume in our closet without realising it.

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'Sup bro?


What you need: A white sheet, paper, scissors, a black marker and some Blu-Tack.

Honestly, it doesn't get much simpler than this. Go get a cheap white sheet at Poundsavers, cut out some eyeholes and then stick a mouth on. You'll be ready to go out in under 10 minutes.

Cautionary note: use a sheet that's a little bit short, longer sheets are a trip hazard (noted from experience).

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Now you have no excuse to not rock up to the fancy dress party you were desperately trying to avoid. You already have everything you need for at least two of these costumes in your flat, so quit being a spoil sport and get dressed up.