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Quick Kappa Classy Costumes

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By Cathy Roebuck, Social Media and Communications Specialist


Halloween is this Friday, and if you are anything like me, you have no idea what you want to be or what to wear. Usually this would mean a rush to the local costume shop where only the scrap costumes remain (banana costume, anyone?). This year though, Kappa has you covered. Here are some quick costumes to make this Halloween the best one yet.  

1. Owl: Not only will you win points for bringing a little Kappa into your costume, this quick and easy idea will surely be a crowd pleaser. Grab a pair of funky glasses, glue some feathers to the top and add a paper beak to create a cute owl mask.

owl mask

Martha Stewart

Finish the look by wearing all brown or grab the glue gun and felt to create an owl dress! Cut out scale shapes from different types of felt and, starting from the bottom, glue the scales on to a cheap tank top or dress. The end result will look like feathers and youll have a hootin good time out.

owl costume  

Alpha Mom

2. Favorite Book Character: Take your inspiration from our partners at Reading Is Fundamental. Think of a character from your favorite childhood story and recreate it. Maybe you loved searching and (sometimes) finding Waldo from Wheres Waldo?, or maybe you enjoyed the huffing and puffing in Little Red Riding Hood.



3. Get Punny:  Think of another way to look at a phrase to come up with something totally unique. For example, a witch doctor or Spice Girls. While in the historical sense, a witch doctor was a type of healer who treated ailments believed to be caused by witchcraft, this phrase can become a cute play-on-words! Pair a witch hat and striped socks with medical scrubs and a stethoscope and people will be applauding you for your creativity.

witch doctor


Another play-on-words, dress up as spice girls. No, not Baby, Scary, Posh, Ginger and Sporty but Ground Cinnamon, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Bay Leaves and Nutmeg! Take poster board and draw the label of a kitchen spice, wrap it around your body (add straps to keep it up!) and don a red cap. Quick and simple, this one is sure to get some attention.



5. Food: What might seem a little unusual at first can actually be quite cute. This idea is perfect for last-minuters as it wont take long (or cost much) to put together these cute looks. Pair with a dress matching a fruit color to go as a healthy treat, or add some sprinkles to a white top and grab a small red balloon to make the cherry on top of your perfect ice cream cone. These looks from Studio DIY are a few of our favorites.

Ice CreamStrawberry

Photos by Jeff Mindell; DIY by Studio DIY

6. Queen Bee: No, we arent talking about Beyoncé or the leader of the pack in a high school clique, but Mother Natures queen bee! This easy DIY wont take long, and when you pair the crown with cute bees temporarily glued to a pair of flats, youre sure to be the buzz around town.

Queen Bee

Photo by Studio DIY. DIY by Kelly Lanza.

7. Rosie the Riveter: Always a classic go-to, Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing women who worked in factories during World War II while the men were at war. Simple enough to create, all you need is a denim (or chambray) button down and a red bandana.


Carol Hannah

8. Bat: A Halloween classic, this idea uses a broken (or cheaply purchased) black umbrella to create wings! Fair warning, this one will require a little sewing to attach the wings to the sweater.


Evil Mad Scientist

9. Jellyfish: This costume idea is perfect if the forecast is calling for rain. With a little bubble wrap, white paint, cellophane and a bubble umbrella, your friends will feel the sting of jealousy when they didnt think of it first! Add a little glow-in-the-dark paint for the element of surprise.


Martha Stewart

10. Scarecrow: You wont be scaring away the crows with this adorable costume. Grab flannel, overalls, a straw hat, and some hay to create your own hay-man.



BONUS: The Pink Lady!

Some of you who have visited Fraternity Headquarters may have heard of the ghostly figure that wanders our halls, checking on our visitors (If not, read our blog on the Pink Lady and other Headquarters hauntings). Commonly seen wearing her pink robe and slippers, Miss Celinda Hatton was the caretaker of the upper rooms during the early 1900s when the Columbus Womens Association rented the top floor to boarders. Many believe she still roams our halls, checking in on our visitors who stay the night. For this costume, grab your pink fuzzy robe and matching slippers, and white out your complexion to give you that ghoulish look. Another bonus to this costume? You will be the comfiest of your friends!

Pink Lady

As you celebrate this fun season, please be mindful of avoiding costumes that could be construed as racially or culturally insensitive. Remember, even if something is "meant in fun," it can be perceived differently, and may be offensive to others. Keep things cute and Kappa classy this weekend! Have a fun and safe Halloween, Kappas!

Spooktacularly yours,



Posted by Blog Admin at 10/23/2014 11:45:35 AM | 

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