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Halloween Costumes in 2023

Art done by a staff member of the Lafayette Times of an octopus dressed as a witch for Halloween.
Harper Hudkins
Art done by a staff member of the Lafayette Times of an octopus dressed as a witch for Halloween.

With the spooky season just around the corner, a lot of people have a hard time deciding on a costume to wear. Whether it’s for trick or treating, going to a party, or just handing out candy, it can be a difficult and even stressful decision to make. But this brings up the question, why do we wear costumes for Halloween?

One origin of Halloween costumes is from Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), where people would dress up as their deceased loved ones in memory of them. This would eventually turn into costumes, such as ghosts and ghoul-like creatures, to where we are now with our favorite characters and creatures of today.

So, what to wear? Well, if you plan on going in a group, here are a few ideas ranging from funny, to normal, to just plain clever:

Barbies and Kens, Sponge-Bob characters, Care Bears, Powerpuff Girls, Spies, Burritos, Smurfs, Winnie the Pooh and Friends, The Breakfast Club, Heathers, Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas, Sims characters, Cereal Killer (breakfast cereal with a knife), Cards Against Humanity, or Peanut-butter and Jelly.

But if you plan on going alone, here are some individual costume ideas:

Bob Ross, A ghost, A cartoon character, Plague doctor, an iconic meme, a pumpkin, a dinosaur, a hippie, a witch, a skeleton, Tabasco, Megamind, Angle, Devil, Pirate, Spiderman or Spiderwoman, or a creepy character.

Halloween costumes can be a great form of self expression of all ages where you can dress as weird or casual as you want. These are just a few suggestions to help you come up with your own costume! Get creative with your costumes and have fun with it no matter what you wear.

So, with that in mind, what are you going to dress as for Halloween?

Art done by a staff member of the Lafayette Times of an octopus dressed as a witch for Halloween.(temporary photo and caption?)

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About the Contributor
Harper Hudkins
Harper Hudkins, Staff Writer

Harper is a freshman at Lafayette High School. When they are not busy at school or doing gymnastics, you can see them trying out for school plays, reading, or just listening to music. They have a multitude of hobbies and will talk to you about them at the most random moments. They are very excited to write for the Times.