With Halloween night less than one week away, you might be frantically searching for the perfect costume that will leave heads turning. But, you want that to be a positive thing. Unlike the infamous Mean Girls mantra “Halloween is the one night a year a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it,” college is not a movie. People will say something about it, and you want to make sure your mom isn’t disappointed when she sees tagged pictures from Halloween night on Facebook. Here are some DIY Halloween costumes that will save you money- and your dignity.

Classy: Holli Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Throw on a short black dress, long black gloves; pile on the fake pears and diamonds, and put hair in a French twist. Buy a cigarette holder or black sunglasses if you really want to impress the guests.

Classy: Toddlers and Tiara’s
My sister and I are actually going as Eden Wood and Paisley. Go to goodwill and buy an XL youth tutu in pink or blue. Pair with a glittery tank top, lots of eyeliner and fake eyelashes, and curl your hair into an up do. Add a spray tan and you are ready to win Grande Supreme at the glitz pageant!

Trashy: School girl
This costume is exhausted. Since 1998 people have been trying to recreate Britney’s Spears’ iconic “Baby One More Time” look. Showing your midriff in a button down and short skirt isn’t going to earn you a good reputation. We want to get jobs one day. Don’t let this be a picture that haunts you.

Trashy: Snooki
Okay so maybe it isn’t a trashy costume but we know that this costume has been overdone for years! (I’m guilty of poofing my hair and wearing a cheetah print dress!) Let’s channel our newest reality TV stars for Halloween this year. Honey Boo Boo anyone?


Miranda Stapleton is a student at the University of Georgia whose major is undecided. She enjoys traveling and reading magazine articles and she works as an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics where she loves learning about current trends.