I was a sophomore in college, living at His House campus ministry at Western Michigan University.
The previous year, I had dressed up like my philosophy professor and attended his class dressed as him. This year, I needed something better.
Something Equally Cheap.
And so I went to the Dollar Store with absolutely no idea of what my costume should be. And then I saw them. inflatable dinosaur toys. I knew right then and there what I was going to be for Halloween. I would be “Jurassic Park”.
The whole park.
My roommate had some caution tape somewhere in our room, and between that and my dinosaurs, I would be all set. Well, almost all set.
After attaching the dinosaurs to my sweatshirt and sweatpants with clear tape and adding a healthy dose of caution tape, I knew that I was still lacking something essential. So I quickly crafted a paper that hung suspended between two pencils atop my winter hat that read “Welcome to Jurassic Park.”
In retrospect, the awesomeness of the costume was a bit wasted on the fact that college students are too old to trick-or-treat and Christian college students don’t get invited to the typical Halloween costume parties that happen on and off of campus. Oh well.
At least I still have my inflatable dinosaurs and memories to keep me warm on this cold October day.
What’s your favorite costume?