Halloween (and more importantly but not really) Moorebid Ball is rapidly approaching and I bet a whole lot of your are freaking out about your lack of witty costume idea. I know the feelings: stressed with work, too cool to go out and buy something, but you still have those cute cat ears from last year, and the year before, so you’ll be the same cat you were last year, and the year before. Only a couple people will notice so it’s whatever, it’s takes minimal effort and you’ll look good. Right!? Well, sure, if you’re super lame, but we’ve got some alternatives for you. We know there’s pressure to come up with the coolest, funniest, and most eye-popping costume out of all our friends and everybody else at Moorebid, so we’ve put together a list of the five best Skidmore-related costumes you can make from just your closet… and maybe your friends closet too, and at worst a quick trip to Salvation Army, but nothing major.
1. Philip Glotzbach
Oh, the beloved Philip Glotzbach: president of this fine institution, worldly socialite, generous husband, a good friend to all, and most importantly, a #Menswear high fashion trendsetter. The guy sure knows how to clean up. Glotz is rarely seen without his signature 2-piece suite, maroon tie, and white (or light blue) button-up shirt. Some say Marie dresses him every morning but I don’t buy it, the guy has too much edge in his style for it to not be a conscious thing, right? Rumor has it he wears suspenders everyday, too, it’s said he thinks belts are too “work class” or something like that. Anyway, dressing up as President Glotzbach is a great idea. Just wear an off-grey, blue, or black suite, a vest would be a nice touch too, then slap on a maroon tie, some frameless or thin glasses, part your hair on the right and you’re good to go. It’s a great choice because it shows your classy and know how to dress well, as well as being super funny and creative with what you have.
2. Lucy Scribner
Lucy Scribner is literally the namesake of this college. She is our great ancestor; the founding mother of the land we walk on. The best way to pay homage to this magnificent, modern woman is by dressing up as her for Halloween. You can 1. mimic the exact outfit she is wearing in the photo above or 2. dress like you’re a dignified lady from 1910. Option one is pretty self-explanatory. I don’t really know what we call that, but wear a long, droopy dress with sleeves and a big bow in the front of your collar and you’ll be golden. But if you want to get more funky with your costume, put your own touches on it, and really come into your own I suggested going with option two and dressing like a lady from the early 20th century. All you have to do is get a blouse (or a shirtwaist as it was commonly referred), a health-corset, a tailored, ankle-length skirt, and a tweed or wool jacket. Slap on some fox fur and a bonnet and your good to go. It’ll be fun to pretend you’re from the early 20th century, you’re like a Flapper, but not quite. Actually though, if one of your friends has a Flapper costume just dress it down and call it Lucy. (Ps. Consult Wikipedia 1900s in Fashion for help.)
3. Campus Safety
Campus Safety runs this campus. They’re the law and we wouldn’t dare break it. You know what they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so go ahead, show your love and dress as Campus Safety for Halloween. It’s too easy. Just find a grey or beige shirt, write “Skidmore Campus Safety” by the left breast and “Officer” on the right. You can make up an officer name too, like Ditka or Bulldog. And be sure to show the Campo officers on duty at Moorebid your shirt, they’re bound to get a real kick out of it.
4. A Thoroughbred
I don’t mean be a Skidmore Thoroughbred team member, I mean be the horse, or more specifically, the horse head. It’s so easy to get a horse head these days, hell, one’s selling for a mere cent if you act quickly on E-Bay. You can wear whatever you want on your body as long as you have a horse head on. It’s really fail proof. I mean, just look at the .gif above, who doesn’t want to be that guy.
5. Scribner Village
R.I.P. Scribner Village, but good riddance too. I still don’t know what everybody was talking about when they said there was a charm about that place. But whatever, it’s gone now and we can look back on it’s time at Skidmore with a lot of contrived nostalgia and revisionist history. It’d be a really great Halloween costume. Simply dress up like you’re from the 70s, hang out around some asbestos, better yet rub it on your body, develop a deathly cough, put crumbs and dirt in your corners, smoke cigarettes, play beer pong, and you’re good to go. Not to mention the go-to jokes about all the people that partied and slept inside of you and what not. You can be like, “There’s a party in my pants, because my pants is the back porch! Remember that time we drank Four Loko on the back porch of Oak D!” And then you’re friend’s like, “Righteous! Totally remember that. Awesome costume dude! Good times, good times.”