How to get Halloween ready without breaking the bank

By Murphy Obershaw, Staff Writer

People do different things to celebrate Halloween, and one of the most popular ways to celebrate is dressing up. While not everyone will dress up for this spooky holiday, there are a few Newman students who will.

Sophomore Kayla Garvert and freshmen Rebecca Ortiz are both planning on being unicorns.  They went to Walmart to purchase their unicorn onesies.

“Kayla’s is white with rainbow stripes, and mine is pink.  We got them because they are cute, but also warm and comfortable, so we can use them more than once,” Ortiz said.

Junior Keean Bush is dressing up as Aziraphale from the show "Good Omens." Instead of buying a premade costume like Garvert and Oritz, he assembled the pieces. Putting it together himself allowed him to spend less than $30 on the costume overall.

“He’s one of my favorite characters and an absolute LGBT+ icon,” Bush said.

Senior Elizabeth Urban is dressing as Dr. Gaster from the video game Undertale. Her costume is composed of a coat she already owned and some stage make up. This made her costume fairly inexpensive.

"Originally, I was going to be something else but time and money didn't allow me to. He's a mysterious character whose personality is up to interpretation, and I like that a lot,” Urban said.

Bush and Urban will be showing off their costumes during the day today while Garvert and Ortiz will sport their onesies tonight.

If you want to see more Newman students dressed up for the spookiest day of the year, come to the RHA Halloween Carnival tonight at 8 p.m. in the De Mattias Atrium.

PHOTO: Murphy Obershaw, Staff Writer