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Natty Nittany: Halloweekend Edition

From the cozy scarves from the first weeks of fall to the chic and professional button-downs during career days, this semester has certainly been a stylish one at Penn State. However, no outfits compare to the outrageous and creative getups seen during Halloweekend. We took to the streets to hunt down some of this year’s most unique Halloween costumes. Penn State did not disappoint. From Forrest Gump to Audrey Hepburn, here is Natty Nittany: Halloweekend edition.

Halloween three blind mice costume

While walking across Beaver Ave, we couldn’t help but notice these three blind mice. They each wore black mouse ears and carried around poster boards resembling canes. Due to their black shades, however, this cute trio of rodents remained anonymous.

forrest gump

Jake Hawkins and Karrie Rice portrayed Forrest Gump and Jenny Curran from the famous film “Forrest Gump.” Hawkins sported a pair of khaki pants along with a plaid button-down, tucked in of course. Rice wore a white maxi dress with a brown belt, along with a beige cardigan. Hawkins accessorized with a box of Russell Stover chocolates and a red baseball cap, while Rice wore a flower crown and pearls.

super senior

Michael Harrell had one of the scariest costumes a student can think of; he went as a “Super Senior.” He completed the look with plain khakis, white tennis shoes, a button down, an old man mask, wig, and beard. He also added some black shades to give his look more edge.

Halloween chewbacca (?) costume

Cruising in his Trail Blazer, this Halloween Chewbacca was spotted driving down College Avenue. He even growled and all.

hot dog

In line for Canyon pizza, I spotted Zach Taylor flaunting a simple hot dog costume. This wiener outfit, complete with mustard and a bun, was purchased on eBay. Taylor said he started the night as a hot dog, but it was so cold out he felt more like a “Chilli Dog.” Awesome costume, horrible pun, Zach.

Halloween costume tetris

Walking past McClanahan’s we simply couldn’t pass this group of friends dressed as Tetris blocks. We don’t know their names, but we do know they’re just trying to fit in somewhere.

karen smith

She’s a mouse, duh. Jena Dalykas is dressed as Karen Smith from the classic movie “Mean Girls.” She chose to wear a simple black dress and a purple ribbon as a belt. Her rhinestones ‘K’ is backwards, of course.

milk eggs cheese

Tommy Pastor dressed as the ‘floating shopping list’ from “Spongebob Squarepants.” His costume was fairly simply- a large sheet of construction paper, with ‘Milk, Eggs, and Cheese’ written across in sharpie.

milk back

But, wait! Here’s the best part- the ghost on the back. How spooky!

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Robin Hood was found lurking through the deep shadowy abyss of downtown State College this weekend. He was caped in a green hoodie, a red vest, brown combat boots, and a black mask. He clutched a bow and arrow, frequently squatting and taking aim at anyone who crossed his path.


Frank Donato was Bob the Builder for the night. He kept it simple with some cut off jean shorts, sperry shoes, and a green top. He wore a neon yellow construction worker vest, along with a hard helmet. As you can see, Donato was building too much that he ripped his pants. Luckily, he can fix it; yes, he can.

Halloween duct tape suits

Paul Perreault, Joe Shults, Mitch Proulx, and Joey Miscioscia were (easily) spotted outside of Canyon pizza flaunting their own home-made suits. What were these dapper ensembles made of, you wonder? Various colors of duct tape, of course!

booze clues

These two guys relied heavily on word play for their costumes. On the left, we have “Booze Clues,” a costume completed with a paw print sticker and a red solo cup. To Booze’s right is the “Basic Bitch,” who flaunted a blonde curly wig and a Vineyard Vines hoodie over a black body-con dress.

kent clark

Conor Tunno spent the night as Clark Kent. He wore a plain white button down, a tie, dress pants, and a patriotic shirt hidden underneath to bring the look together. The American flag in the background also helped his patriotic spirit.


Sadie Caccimelio decided to be Audrey Hepburn in ‘Breakfast For Tiffany’s.’ She wore a black cocktail dress, heels, and silk gloves. She accessorized with a long (pretend) cigarette holder, pearls, and a tiny jeweled crown.

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This young lad was spotted running through the streets in a plain white tee that read, “Life.” He held a bag of lemons and seemed to be passing them out to people. Hey, when life gives you lemons….

Halloween Tinder costume

This happy bachelor was seen strutting down College Avenue dressed as the social media app, ‘Tinder.’ If we had to guess, this suitor’s name is Everett. We also have a feeling he’s 18 years old.


That was just a taste of the best Halloween outfits we came across during this fantastic Halloweekend. Until next year, keep those costume ideas churning.

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Carolyn Popescu

Current senior studying Advertising and Visual Arts, Carolyn has a passion for entertainment and music. She also loves photography, film, graphic design, social media, and all things in between. She's the current Sony Music Marketing Representative for State College, so be sure to reach out to her with any local music scene questions, ideas, proposals, or if you just need someone to geek out about music with.

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