As Halloween draws near, many CSU students are trying to decide
what costumes they will wear.
Some extreme Halloween fans have been putting their costumes
together for weeks. Other students, such as junior psychology major
Sarah Gleason, are getting outfits together simply so they can go
to Halloween parties with their friends.
“I am dressing up because all of my friends are and I’ll feel
left out if I don’t,” Gleason said.
Freshman speech communications major Adam Paul enjoys dressing
up for Halloween and already has a costume picked out for the big
“I am dressing up as Quailman from the cartoon ‘Doug’ and I’ll
probably go hang out with my friends at some parties,” Paul
Costume stores around Fort Collins, such as Life of the Party,
137 S. College Ave., have been busy the past few weeks getting CSU
students and Fort Collins residents ready for the Sunday
“Every year, the closer to Halloween it gets, the busier it
gets. On Halloween, it’s completely packed,” said Scott Schultz, a
sales associate at Life of the Party.
Another costume shop that has been swarming with costumers is
the Halloween Costume Store in Foothills Mall, 215 E. Foothills
Parkway, Unit J-10.
Chris Simpson, a sales associate at the Halloween Costume Store,
said revealing costumes are a big hit with women this year.
“The top-selling item for females this Halloween are the Lake
Avenue costumes, which are really sexy outfits,” Simpson said.
Simpson also said the Halloween store has been selling an
abundance of “Billy Bob teeth” and mullet wigs as funny costume
Associates at Life of the Party have been selling a different
type of costume.
“For us, pirate costumes have been the best-selling item,”
Although many people are dressing up this Halloween, there are
also many students who decide not to, including open-option
freshman Jordan Bulwan. Bulwan is not getting a costume together
for financial reasons.
“I’m not dressing up this year because I’m too poor and don’t
want to spend my money on a costume,” Bulwan said.