Halloween Costume Highlights

by RORY BRADLEY '22


This Halloween has been one of the best by far for creative costume ideas. From funny couples costumes and extravagant group costumes, people really outdid themselves this year. Let's take a look at some of the most popular costumes from this Halloween season!

Everyone went all out this year for costumes at SUA. Not only did many friend groups do multi-person costumes, but many people decided to go their own ways and do single costumes. Here are two SUA students, Caroline Schwartz '22 and Courtney Loew '22 showing off their funny costumes from school. Schwartz brought us back to the early 2000’s as Napoleon Dynamite and Loew is dressed as the beloved Chick-Fil-A cow. Bald caps were hot this year, being put to use as Dr. Phil, Pitbull, and Steve Harvey.

Beyond the SUA walls, students participated in many large group ensambles. The Spice Girls, Holidays, Pitbull, and the Smurfs were some of my favorites to see. These large group costumes are fun and inclusive for everyone, including multitudes of personal style which can be incorporated into everyone's outfit. One of the most popular costumes this year was a mermaid, allowing people to personalize their costumes with an under-the-sea touch. Shown in the picture are current Elder seniors Sam Schwallie, Luke Unger, Andrew Zimmer, and Victor Calliguri sporting their festive and merry side, dressed up as Christmas presents and Santa Claus. Dressing up as boxes may seem boring, but their holiday cheer really amped up the creativity.

For costumes outside of school, students got their creative juices flowing. Current senior at Seton High School Libby Luebbering and Elder senior Luke Fox matched in their iconic Minion onesies. Fire and ice, peanut butter and jelly, and Scooby and Shaggy were popular amongst the iconic duos, bringing back traditional outfits worn by characters with a trendy, 2021 spin on them. Although it was cold this year, it didn't stop students from having elaborate, trendy costumes to show off to friends and family.


As we see trends moving forward, it will be interesting to see where next year's Halloween will take us. Will we be seeing more throwbacks and iconic costumes, or will there be a surge of new ideas people need to take part of?