Turn your COVID-19 mask into your Halloween costume

Turn your COVID-19 mask into your Halloween costume

With Halloween coming up, it's time to get creative and make your mask a part of this year's costume.
Published: October 25, 2020
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Just like everything else, Halloween is going to look a little bit different this year. We’ve decided to break down a couple of costume ideas for you and your roommates to safely dress up while staying in. 

“I’m not sure if too many students will be concerned with factoring masks into their costumes, even though they should,” said junior Zoe Landskroner.

For Landskroner and her five housemates, their Halloweekend fun will consist of the girls dressing up and staying in. “We all know that it isn’t the same, but it’s the safest option,” she said. 

Grey’s Anatomy

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While a dressing up as a doctor is an easy way to wear a mask with your costume, you and your friends can make the look your own. Hit up the Salvation Army on Erie Blvd. and thrift a pair of their abundance of scrubs. If you’re avid Grey’s fan, everyone can choose their own character and act out their favorite scenes. If you don’t watch the show, splatter fake blood, do some gnarly makeup and call yourself a zombie nurse. 

The Purge

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This year is basically already the plot of “The Purge,” so you might as well dress the part. This is one of the easiest group costumes and a great one for horror movie lovers. You can make the look with a t-shirt dress and some booties or a simple white outfit. Either way, you must be covered in fake blood, carrying some sort of fake weapon and wearing the classic plastic, full-face mask. 

Morph Suit

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It’s like a glove for your body that comes in endless color and pattern options. Don’t knock it until you try it. While you should still wear a mask underneath the thin layer of fabric, you will give off the illusion of not wearing a mask, just like old times. We’re not sure how eating or drinking will exactly work, but that problem already existed before COVID-19. 

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If you have ever wanted to walk around wearing a huge animal head and a onesie, this is the year. Without any fear of overheating (because you won’t be going anywhere) or subtle embarrassment from your peers, you can live your Ted fantasies in the comfort of your own home. You can even be Otto!

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