Nightmare on Gould Street

For this Halloween, it may be prudent to head over to your favourite store’s sale section to pick up some great and stylish finds that can be used for a costume as well as for regular wear. Being able to wear something twice — something that’s hard to do with that old pumpkin costume sitting in everyone’s basement — is really what makes a creative and innovative costume.

With approaching Halloween parties and costume contests, like the RSU and FCS Frightmare being held on Halloween at the Ram in the Rye, a great option is an inexpensive and Ryerson-centric costume. A quick stop into Forever 21 at Yonge-Dundas Square pulled up these great finds that can be incorporated into your wardrobe after you no longer need your costume.

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Photo: Taline McPhedran

1. The stressed engineering student

While the rest of us are off on fall reading week, the Ryerson engineering students are stuck with an extra week of classes. This costume represents every other program’s fear or an engineering student’s reality – both equally scary. The important part of the stressed engineering student costume is the jumpsuit: engineering students can be seen wearing their jumpsuits during various events throughout the year. Be sure to add a travel coffee mug, some pens and pencils, a calculator and one of those Ryerson engineering stickers that are plastered all over campus.

Photo: Taline McPhedran

Photo: Taline McPhedran

2. The epic fail

Midterms and exams bring about a special attitude and look when it comes to students. Anyone exiting their exam has the same thoughts running through their head about the questions they possibly missed and the terrifying possibility of a failing grade. A simple white dress or white t-shirt will do the trick for this easy, yet entirely scary costume. Paint or draw a red “F” directly in the centre and be prepared to terrify your friends! Combine it with some smudged makeup to look as if you’ve been crying and you will literally become any student’s living nightmare.

 

Photo: Taline McPhedran

Photo: Taline McPhedran

Photo: Taline McPhedran

Photo: Taline McPhedran

3. The hipster

You don’t have to venture far into the Rogers Communication Centre to get a glimpse of radio and television arts students lugging around video equipment everywhere they go. A special breed of hipster, RTA students have a unique, stylish look that will make for a great costume. The look is simple, and one that’s been seen a thousand times. A blue, long sleeve denim shirt, like the one pictured, paired with some skinny red pants, a pair of brown loafers, some thick-rimmed glasses and a beanie will bring out the hipster in anyone! For the full effect, accessorize your costume with some type of camera or a microphone (both would be better).

Photo: Taline McPhedran

Photo: Taline McPhedran

Photo: Taline McPhedran

Photo: Taline McPhedran

Photo: Taline McPhedran

Photo: Taline McPhedran

4. The not-so yellow brick road

The final costume is perhaps the simplest, yet the most relatable for any Ryerson student. There is one thing haunting our campus that horrifies us all with its lifelessness and grey abyss. Yes, it’s Gould Street. This costume is no doubt the scariest, the cheapest and the easiest to coordinate. A simple grey top paired with some grey pants, in this case a tank top and jeans, splattered with blue and yellow paint will bring out the Gould Street in you. Style it with some blue and gold jewellery and face paint. If any of your friends ask, simply frown and mutter, “You don’t even want to know.”

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