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DIY Costume Ideas Just In Time For #RUScared

The #RUScared costume contest is right around the corner! Still looking for that killer costume idea? We've got your back. By Maxine Kozak, Storyteller for RU Student Life.

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1. Honour the Arthur fist meme

You'll need: a yellow sweater, white collared shirt, blue jeans, circular glasses and some animal ears

You'll need: a yellow sweater, white collared shirt, blue jeans, circular glasses and some animal ears

2. Transform yourself into a pop art character with makeup

You'll need: costume makeup and some youtube tutorials.

You'll need: costume makeup and some youtube tutorials.

3. Make Pennywise proud as a creepy clown

You'll need: tattered/ripped long sleeve shirt, suspenders, colourful tutu, costume makeup and some youtube tutorials.

You'll need: tattered/ripped long sleeve shirt, suspenders, colourful tutu, costume makeup and some youtube tutorials.

4. Celebrate girl power as Rosie the Riveter

You'll need: blue jeans, denim shirt and a red and white polka dot headband.

You'll need: blue jeans, denim shirt and a red and white polka dot headband.

5. Get ready for some Risky Business

You'll need: large white button-down long-sleeve, long white socks, wayfarer shades

You'll need: large white button-down long-sleeve, long white socks, wayfarer shades

6. Walk like the dead

You'll need: tattered/ripped clothing, costume makeup, fake blood and some youtube tutorials.

You'll need: tattered/ripped clothing, costume makeup, fake blood and some youtube tutorials.

7. Become a tourist in your own city

You'll need: a Hawaiian t-shirt, khaki shorts, a sun hat, sunglasses and a camera

You'll need: a Hawaiian t-shirt, khaki shorts, a sun hat, sunglasses and a camera

8. Grab a friend and recreate The Shining

You'll need: a blue dress, a belt (or a ribbon to tie around your dress as a belt), white knee-high socks, black ballerina flats, barrettes, and fake blood (optional but recommended)

You'll need: a blue dress, a belt (or a ribbon to tie around your dress as a belt), white knee-high socks, black ballerina flats, barrettes, and fake blood (optional but recommended)

9. Celebrate the new season of Stranger Things as Eleven

You'll need: a pink dress, a white collared shirt, white knee high socks, a blue jacket and some Eggo waffles (optional but recommended)

You'll need: a pink dress, a white collared shirt, white knee high socks, a blue jacket and some Eggo waffles (optional but recommended)

10. Get ready to dig as Stanley Yelnats

You'll need: a white tank top, orange jumpsuit and a water jug with your name on it

You'll need: a white tank top, orange jumpsuit and a water jug with your name on it

11. Just another day in The Office as Dwight Shrute

You'll need: brown dress pants, a black belt, a yellow short-sleeve button up, a striped tie, aviator glasses and a Dunder Mifflin name tag

You'll need: brown dress pants, a black belt, a yellow short-sleeve button up, a striped tie, aviator glasses and a Dunder Mifflin name tag

12. Can't forget Salt Bae

You'll need: white v-neck t-shirt, black dress pants, black belt, circular sunglasses, fake moustache, salt shaker

You'll need: white v-neck t-shirt, black dress pants, black belt, circular sunglasses, fake moustache, salt shaker

13. Summon the force as Princess Leia

You'll need: a white long-sleeve dress, a silver belt, and Princess Leia style buns

You'll need: a white long-sleeve dress, a silver belt, and Princess Leia style buns

14. Look back at your childhood as TJ Detwiler and Spinelli

You'll need: blue jeans, white t-shirt, green jacket, backwards red baseball cap for TJ and a red dress, black leather jacket, striped tights, black boots, pigtails and a yellow beanie for Spinelli

You'll need: blue jeans, white t-shirt, green jacket, backwards red baseball cap for TJ and a red dress, black leather jacket, striped tights, black boots, pigtails and a yellow beanie for Spinelli

15. Walk down the yellow brick road as a scarecrow

You'll need: a flannel shirt, jeans, a straw hat, costume makeup and some youtube tutorials.

You'll need: a flannel shirt, jeans, a straw hat, costume makeup and some youtube tutorials.

16. Rock n roll all night

You'll need: a large KISS t-shirt, costume makeup and a youtube tutorial

You'll need: a large KISS t-shirt, costume makeup and a youtube tutorial

17. Channel your inner Shia Labeouf

You'll need: a tuxedo, brown paper bag and a black marker
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You'll need: a tuxedo, brown paper bag and a black marker

18. Get schwifty as Rick Sanchez

You'll need: a blue t-shirt, lab coat, brown pants, temporary blue hair dye and some hair spiking youtube tutorials. You could also buy a Rick wig if you're willing to spend the extra money.

You'll need: a blue t-shirt, lab coat, brown pants, temporary blue hair dye and some hair spiking youtube tutorials. You could also buy a Rick wig if you're willing to spend the extra money.

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