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Find last-minute Halloween inspiration

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Digging through your closet for last-minute Halloween garb can be a daunting process. What kind of costume can you make out of totally mundane items? Check out this list for a few inventive, punny, and very last-minute ideas.

1. Dr. House
Dig through your closet and find your favorite graphic tee and blazer combination. Then grab a cane, an empty pill bottle, and some tic-tacs (using real Vicodin is not recommended). The key to this costume is to periodically consume the Tic Tacs and wager on other people’s lives — or simply stand around and scowl severely.

2. Superman
This simple option just requires stenciling an “S” and finding your best impromptu cape. Underwear outside clothing is optional.

3. Little Red Riding Hood
For this quick costume, grab a red-hooded robe, black clothing, and a basket full of cookies. A wolf mask begs the question, “Did the wolf eat Little Red? Or did Little Red kill the wolf?”

4. Bat-Fleck
You can be the hero Halloween deserves by donning a cowl and black cape as Batman. Embrace the newest portrayal of the Dark Knight by adding a dash of Boston pride to the mix.

5. Walken to the Sky
Combine one of Hollywood’s most distinctive actors with campus’s most unique art installation in one terrible, terrible pun. All you need is a blue shirt, cotton pads from Entropy+ to make your clouds, paper and markers for the sun, a picture of Christopher Walken from your printing queue, and some tape.