Viral Halloween Costumes

Conner Riedel, Reporter

Halloween is coming up, and students want to look their scariest. According to, the top three Halloween costumes for females are Simone Biles, Pokémon Go trainer and Starbucks rainbow drinks. Other popular costumes include Harley Quinn and a ghost buster. For men, the top costumes are Bill Clinton at the national convention, Finn and bb-8 from the new Star Wars movie.

Simone Biles is an Olympic gymnast for team USA and is the most decorated medalist for women’s gymnastics with 19 medals. Pokémon go is an app for both iPhone and android users. The objective is to catch Pokémon, and you do this by walking around. GPS tracks the user’s location on a map and the locations trainers can catch. Starbucks is known for their “basic white girl drinks.” Some of these drinks include Teavana Iced Passion Tango Tea, Teavana Iced Passion Tango Tea and the strawberry Acai. These drinks are found on the “hidden menu.”

At the Democratic National Convention viewers may have noticed Bill Clinton playing with balloons, where the Bill Clinton costumes has gained popularity. With the new release of Star Wars: the Force Awakens, raising $2.066 billion in the box office, characters such as Finn, storm trooper turned rebel, and the drone bb-8 has become popular choice for men’s costumes.

Students wanting to dress as a “creepy clown” will no longer have the opportunity if they shop at Target. Due to recent events of clown incidents in over 20 states, Target has decided to pull clown costumes of the shelves and offline. In a quote from USA Today, Joshua Thomas, a spokesperson for Target said, “Given the current environment, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment, both in stores and online.”

Canton senior, Selina Volpone, said, “I’m dressing up for Halloween as a kangaroo or a frog or some other kind of animal.”

Jaymi Girardin, a sophomore at Canton, said, “I’m dressing up in a leopard onesie because last year one of my best friends and I twinned and we wanted to go together this year, and were both too cheap to be something else.”

Jacob MacBrien, Plymouth senior, said, “I’m dressing up as an ostrich because everyone always says I look like one so I figured I’d just play along with the joke.”