Saturday, May 25Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

A costume that doesn’t fall into the cheesy or vulgar category

“This t-shirt is totally cost effective, and easy to make yourself. All you need is an old t-shirt, a pair of scissors and a bit of creativity. What I love most about this idea that it is something a bit different to your standard store bought type of outfit that, let’s face it, is probably more at home in a strip club than a house party. Another great thing about this t-shirt is that it’s a bit subtler than the norm, yet completely in keeping with any niche Hallowe’en theme you come across. Accessorise with leggings or a contrasting t-shirt underneath, if you want to protect your modesty, and lots and lots of layered jewellery, the older and spookier the better.” – Chrissie Ambrose

“I saw a great idea online which I ended up using for the RHOscars Nom(nom-nom)inations party last year, but which I’d totally recommend for Halloween! It was so easy to do as well; I just bought a clear plastic bin bag and cut leg-holes into it. I put this on over something simple (like black leggings and a black t-shirt, but you could use anything simple – this works for guys and girls!) and then filled the bag with different coloured balloons. I then printed out a huge ‘Jelly-Belly’ logo, stuck this to my plastic bag and tied around the top of the bag, and voila – I was a bag of jelly beans! Depending on the colour of your balloons and whichever logo you decide to print off, you could be any bag of sweets you like, but I chose to be jelly beans because you get to use so many colours!” – Charlotte Cole