Students Dressing Up for Spooky Season


Conner Peckinpaugh, reporter

Dressing up in costumes is one of the most fun parts of Halloween. Going to parties, passing out candy, or just doing it to do it, dressing up for Halloween creates long lasting memories.

The memories made during Halloween could be pretty specific, but sometimes, it is just the mood that is the most memorable.

“There isn’t one specific Halloween memory that sticks out, but all the years of trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins are good memories as a whole,” junior Joe Sheets said.

For those who celebrate Halloween, there is that one costume that remains a favorite and is always hard to top every year. 

“Last year, I made a Tony Stark costume that had a little light in the chest,” freshman Ben Wehnert said. “I wore it to a robotics party.”

The easiest option for Halloween costumes is pre-made, store-bought costumes that don’t last very long and sometimes don’t meet expectations. For people who want costumes that are higher quality and oftentimes nicer looking, hand making costumes is one way to ensure that costumes are exactly what someone wants.

“This was a few years ago, back when I was in middle school. I made a Ghostbuster costume. It was made out of cardboard and a jumpsuit I found at the Dollar Store. I like making sure it all looks the way I want and just getting the detail right, really,” senior Jeremiah Ashlock said. “It takes me days, sometimes weeks to make them, usually less than a month.”

Sometimes wearing costumes is only half the fun. Seeing what other people are wearing is usually very entertaining as well.

“There was a little girl dressed as a bumble bee one year, and she was really, really cute. I loved it,” senior Morgan Thompson said.