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Best and Worst Halloween Costumes for UG Students

Date:25 October 2018
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Going to a Halloween party this weekend? Want to dress up but not sure what to wear?

Here’s some our best and worst advice - you can figure out for yourself which is which ;-)

Enjoy this very extensive list, but be sure to study it carefully as you don't want to pick the 'wrong' outfit.  

  • Gather a lot of friends and dress up like the Kardashians
  • An ex-wife (very topical Mean Girls reference ya’ll)
  • La Casa De Papel outfit
  • Any profession with the word “sexy” added: sexy fireman, sexy nun, sexy farmer
  • Halloween won’t be Halloween without someone dressing up as Donald Trump
  • Dress up like the Martinitower
  • Dress up like a meme: but that's none of my business, this is fine, salt bae, grumpy cat
  • Dress up like an Eierbal
  • An UvA Student
  • Your best friend’s Tinder profile
  • Voldemort. Or Harry. Or Ron, JOEY
  • Be actually scary: IT, Slenderman, the guy who announces there are only 5 minutes left of your exam


  • The Aletta Jacobshal
  • Anyone from Marvel
  • If you’re basic: a cactus, a pineapple, an avocado, a watermelon or a pumpkin spice latte
  • An Instagram celebrity (not anyone in particular, just all of them)
  • Impress all the girls by dressing up as your favourite anime character
  • University of Groningen Superfan - just empty out the i-Shop
  • Any famous couples: Harry and Meghan, Bieber and Hailey, Obama and Michelle.
  • Throwback costumes: Spice Girls, Hannah Montana (or Miley on a wrecking ball), Britney Spears, the cast of Friends
  • An obscure character from Rick & Morty (Mr. Meeseeks look at me)
  • The University Cat, Doerak
  • Santa Claus and then complain all night about having gotten the holiday wrong (and the fact that you have to work the night shift on Christmas Eve) - bring gifts tho
  • A POKEMON!!!!


  • The remnants of Machine Gun Kelly’s career
  • NS ticket inspector
  • Ben Feringa before he got famous
  • Dress up like the Student Portal Nestor
  • A stressed student… oh wait / A student who has their life together and will pass all of their exams
  • FC Groningen’s league position

What are you dressing up as this year?

Disclaimer: Please do not wear anything offensive. Don’t be that person.


About the author

Hi! My name’s Marije, and I study English Language and Culture. I’m half Dutch half German, but I grew up in Africa (starts thinking of suitable Mean Girls quotes to reference). When I’m not out, studying or writing something, I’m inside, wrapped in a blanket binge watching a new tv-show.


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