Dress up ideas for homecoming week

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Homecoming week is full of fun events, from PowderPuff games to movie nights to the dance on Saturday. (Screenshot/American Heritage School)

Homecoming week starts Monday, so now is a great time to plan your costumes for the dress up days. Monday and Friday are relatively simple, but in case you are stuck for ideas for the rest of the week, here is a rundown of what you could wear:

Tuesday 10/25: From Dusk to Dawn – Twin Day

You have to find a friend to partner with on this one. Together, you can decide on if you want to go for a more casual look, or a more creative one. For a casual look, make sure to match your articles of clothing as best as you can, including shoes if possible. 

If you want to get more creative, you can dress up as famous twins. Some examples include:

  • Dipper and Mabel, from Gravity Falls
  • Tweedledee and Tweedledum, from Alice and Wonderland
  • Fred and George, from Harry Potter
  • Annie and Hallie, from Parent Trap
  • Mario and Luigi, from Super Mario Bros
  • Twins, from The Shining
  • Rick and Morty, from Rick and Morty

Wednesday 10/26: Scary Tourist Traps – Tacky Tourist Day

For this theme, there is a lot more variety than just a Hawaiian shirt and bermuda shorts. Although this combo is perfectly fine, for those who want another option, one idea is to wear a T-shirt that was made for a specific event, like a family trip to Disney World, and is usually worn by everyone in the group. These shirts usually are matching and convey information, like the date or reason behind the event. You can match your friends or wear one by yourself.

Some accessories you can bring to add more interest to your outfit include a camera, a printed map or a fanny pack.

Thursday 10/27: The Cabin in the Woods – Camping and Glamping Day

This theme can stump students, but there are many options for what to wear. If you choose to go the “camping” route, you can wear  flannel, hiking boots or anything else that looks rugged. Accessories to add include a flashlight, a big water bottle and a compass. 

If you are more into “glamping,” one option is to take the same elements that one would have for camping, but make the items more delicate. For example, you could wear nice pants, fancy boots or clean, white shoes.

How to put together your costume:

First, establish a general look that you are going for. Then try to see what items you can use in your own closet (or even in your parent’s closets). If these searches prove unsuccessful, you can search for outfit components at thrift or consignment stores such as Goodwill. These options are both cheap and sustainable.

Hannah Letzelter is a senior who loves being a member of the Patriot Post. She enjoys reading classic novels, writing, acting in plays, singing opera and singing in the Acapella choir at school. As the president of the Diabuddies club, she loves educating the community about diabetes and fundraising for its research. Hannah looks forward to a great year.