Student to student: 7 UW-inspired costumes to wear this Halloween
Although Halloween is best-known as a time for kids to trick-or-treat, there’s definitely no age limit on dressing up for the holiday. And let’s be honest, ghouls, ghosts and goblins are all pretty frightening, but nothing is spookier than a college student without a Halloween costume.
If you have still yet to come up with a Halloween outfit and want to have the coolest costume on campus, grab your hot glue gun, sewing needle and tape and try out some of these costume ideas that are literally inspired by UW–Madison.
1. The “Nail’s Tales” sculpture
Tape or hot-glue dozens of footballs to an old t-shirt and a pair of pants to look like the “Nail’s Tales” sculpture outside of Camp Randall. Great for a last-minute costume, this do-it-yourself outfit will be sure to give your friends a good laugh and they’ll surely appreciate your creativity.
2. Mike Leckrone
Because who doesn’t love UW–Madison’s marching band director? Walk around the entire night blowing a whistle and waving around a baton, pretending to direct an entire squad of band members. Throw on a red sparkly vest, white suit and glasses and you’ll be ready to take on Halloween as the legendary Mike Leckrone.
3. Rebecca Blank
Slip on some round glasses, find a cardinal red blazer and fasten your UW pin onto your lapel. As an iconic figure of UW–Madison and the university’s chancellor, this costume will definitely be recognized by all fellow Badgers.
4. The “Graduation Bucky” statue
Still standing proudly on Bascom Hill, “Graduation Bucky” is a well-known staple for those who trek up the hill every day. Borrow a cap and gown from a former Badger, roll up a piece of paper and find a plush Bucky Badger mascot hat to complete this look.
5. The 80
Although this Halloween costume is the most difficult to create on the list, your hard work will not go unnoticed. Find a large box, cut out holes for your legs and attach straps to each side. Paint and draw onto the box designs replicating the 80 logo. Finally, dress up as the bus driver or bring along a friend to play the role — people will be telling you ‘thank you’ all night long.
6. Terrace chair
With four distinct colors to choose from, this costume works great solo or for a group of people. First, decide which color chair you want to be — then, draw the classic sunburst outline in black on a red, yellow, green or orange shirt. Pair it with matching pants and you’re set for Halloween!
7. Student section
It’s an ingeniously simple costume idea: Attach a large colored letter from K to P, and you’re one of the student sections in Camp Randall Stadium, as pictured on the animated student section race video.