There is an array of costumes to expect on Halloween—some may be typical while others are not. SFNS asked students this week about the weirdest Halloween costumes they have seen.
For Emily Alles, a 19-year-old hospitality student, it was her friend who wore a black tie with no shirt and a backwards cap.
It was not a hit.
“He dressed up like a frat boy,” said Alles. “We knocked on the door. The guy opened, he looked at my friend Carlos and then he just shut the door.”
Bryan Shannon, a 26-year-old public relations major, said he was weirded out by a man in a topless Halloween costume.
“There was a guy who literally just had on underwear and cowboy boots,” he said. “I don’t know if he was doing like the naked cowboy in New York, but he did have like the cowboy hat on.”
Carolina Luis, a psychology major, mentioned a couples costume she saw last year at the Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park.
“One was a toilet and the other one was [the] number two,” she said.
Gary Pace, a communication arts student, said he saw the devil.
“When you think of the devil, you think he’s tall,” said Pace. “He looked like the devil. He wasn’t short. He was like seven feet or six feet and ten inches.”
The devil was accessorized with face paint, sharp teeth, horns and nails.
Patricia James, a 19-year-old psychology major, said a costume she wore as a kid was the weirdest one that she knew. When she was 10 she borrowed her mother’s 1970s clothing to dress up as a Jack O’ Lantern scarecrow.
“I put a cereal box over my head and poked some eyes in it, and a little smile,” she said. “I didn’t want to go with the pumpkin head, so I did the box.”