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100 Cheap and Easy College Halloween Costumes-The Complete 2021 Guide

Looking for a Halloween costume? You are in the right place. We have the best college Halloween costumes for you.

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Boo! Halloween will be here sooner than you think, so let the costume planning commence. In college, costumes tend to make it or break it and if you are like me, you do not want to be unprepared for the spooky festivities!

So, it’s time to swap out your good old comfy t-shirt and jeans for something spooktacular.

BLENDtw rounded up the BEST 100 College Halloween Costumes—with a mix of DIY and Amazon sets—that are meant to fit your budget and will make anyone shake, rattle, and roll in your Halloween festivities.

Halloween, aka the best holiday ever, is the time to channel a new character! Candy, scary movies, Fall weather, hot cocoa… Halloween is just packed full of fun activities.

My favorite part is definitely the costumes and the creativity behind them. In this list of Halloween costumes, there will be a wide range of costumes to choose from or be inspired by.

Remember, Halloween is also about aesthetics, so don’t worry too much about getting the exact outfit. Have fun with your costume!

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Hottest Halloween Costumes 

1. Alien

No costume screams out-of-this-world more than this Alien ensemble. Show your quirky side with an alien headband and a metallic two-piece at your next Halloween party. No one’s going to be phoning home when you are around.

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2. Baby Yoda

This Baby Yoda ensemble will surely catch the eyes of your fellow Mandalorian lovers. You can wear it with the attached headband, or find a baby Yoda headpiece. Either way, this Halloween costume is guaranteed to earn you the title “best dressed!”

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3. Famous Paintings

If your dream is to live like a painting for a day, then this Halloween costume is for you! Whether it’s da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or Munch’s The Scream, this ensemble is sure to catch everyone’s eye.

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4. Dalmatian

Feeling a little cute? Then your next Halloween costume should be this easy Dalmation ensemble. Pair the dalmatian ears with a white shirt, and if you want to take it a step further, I suggest getting black fabric paint so you can draw little circles on the shirt. Have fun, but watch out for Cruella de Vil!

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5. Twister

Turn heads with this DIY Twister costume! Grab any plain white tee you have and some fabric paint, and then start drawing and painting circles around the shirt just like in Twister! With this Halloween costume, you’ll be twisting and turning heads at your college parties.

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6. Loofah and Soap 

There’s no better couple’s college Halloween costume than a loofah and soap! It really shows that you have each other’s back, am I right?

This costume has everything you need and all you have to do is wear them and have a good time.

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7. The Sun

Shine bright and be the beacon — be the Sun for your Halloween costume. Gold will be hard to miss at any event, and although you’re supposed to be blinding because you are the sun, everyone would still be looking at you.

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8. Ghostbusters

Who ya gonna call? This Halloween costume has everything you need to be the next Ghostbuster! For fans of cult classic films, this is the perfect way to show your love and find like-minded fans!

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9. Maui

What can I say except you’re welcome? And you are welcome for this Maui ensemble that is sure to bring out the Moana vibes for your next Halloween party!

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10. Money Heist

Bella Ciao! Are you ready to go on a heist? If so, then this Halloween costume is the perfect fit.

You can never go wrong with this Money Heist-inspired costume because it is so easy to replicate, and all you have to get correct is the mask and the red they all wear.

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11. Thing 1 and Thing 2

“Then, out of the box came Thing Two and Thing One!” You and your best friend or partner can pay homage to The Cat in the Hat’s Thing 1 and Thing 2 by wearing this to your next college Halloween party.

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Halloween Costumes for College Girls

12. Bratz Doll

If you have a passion for fashion like the Bratz dolls do, this Halloween costume is for you! Simultaneously chic and stylish, summon Chloe, Jade, Yasmin, or Sasha in these rocking platform boots matched with a faux-leather jacket and bucket hat.

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13. Gladiator

For Sparta! This gladiator Halloween costume screams fierceness. With a complete ensemble: cape, armor, headband, corset, and sword, you will be ready to fight for freedom… or you know, the best-dressed list. Don’t miss out!

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14. Pride and Prejudice Zombie

If you take Jane Austen and add a little spooky to it, you get a Pride and Prejudice Zombie. Grab any nightgown, add fake blood all over it and you’ll have your very own Pride and Prejudice Zombie. I wonder what Mr. Darcy would say.

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15. Bridgerton – Regency Era

Period dramas are very popular right now, and if you are a fan of Netflix’s Bridgerton, this Halloween costume is for you. The beautiful Regency-era dress paired with long gloves is sure to bring out the Daphne Bridgerton inside of you.

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16. Velma

Jinkies! Grab your favorite orange top and a black skirt, and you can channel your inner Velma for your next college Halloween party! But don’t forget your glasses, or you will not be able to find clues and solve mysteries.

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17. Pink Power Ranger

It’s Morphin Time! Channel your inner pink power ranger with this ensemble. It is sure to turn heads at your next Halloween party because of its uniqueness.

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18. Margot Tenenbaum

Another cult classic of course! Channel your inner Margo Tenenbaum with this teddy bear coat and white gloves. The attitude can only come from within, so I suggest watching the 2001 classic, The Royal Tenenbaums so you can perfectly capture Margot’s unmissable personality.

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19. Sandy from Grease

Is this the one that you want? There’s no better college Halloween costume than Sandy Olsson’s T-Bird outfit. Grab your favorite black top and a leather jacket, wear your fiercest red lipstick, and voila! You’re gonna be everyone’s favorite costume of the night.

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20. Medusa

Are you a lover of Greek Mythology? The toga and Medusa headdress combination sssscreams Greek Mythology. Although you can’t turn anyone to stone, if you wear this costume at a college Halloween party, no one will be able to resist looking at you!

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21. Witch

Cackle! You can never go wrong with a witch costume. Take any black dress you have, add a witch’s hat and you’d be good to go to any college Halloween party. Don’t forget your potions and spells to allure everybody with.

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22. Scarlet Witch

What is Halloween if not the child inside who likes to play dress-up persevering? If you are a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and WandaVision, this Halloween costume is the perfect way to unleash the Scarlet Witch inside. Agatha better watch out!

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23. Hippie

Love and Peace! Let the 70s aesthetic in you awaken at your next Halloween party with this easy, one-piece college Halloween costume. It will surely bring love, peace, and groove to your party.

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24. Cowgirl

Yeehaw! Wear a flannel shirt and top it off with a cowboy hat, and you are ready to wow everyone with your cowgirl ensemble.

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25. Maleficent

“Royalty. Nobility. Gentry. How quaint.”

Channel your inner mistress of evil with this Maleficent-inspired college Halloween costume. Any casual black top, will work but the showstopper will be the headpiece! You’re going to be the Halloween party’s center of attention.

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26. Edna Mode

With Auntie Edna around, there’s no room for a fashion disaster! Copy her style with a wig, round glasses, and a shirt. Who knows? You might be Jack Jack’s next babysitter.

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27. Angel

Make people say “you were sent from above!” with this easy and cheap angel Halloween costume. You can mix and match the halo and the wings with any ethereal, shimmering top you have in your closet to make you the star of the show!

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28. Butterfly

Spread your wings and fly in your next college Halloween party with this cheap and easy butterfly costume. With your beautiful monarch wings, people won’t be able to resist taking notice.

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29. Princess Diana

Bow to the People’s Princess! Channel your inner Princess Diana in your college Halloween costume. This homage is not only easily recognizable, but you likely have most of the items already in your closet, and all you have to do is channel the same grace and poise Lady Diana did everything with.

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30. 2000’s Fashion (Women)

The year 2000 was a year of fashion disasters, but looking at it in retrospect, we can appreciate the careless and easy beauty of dressing like you’re lounging about 24/7. The velour tracksuit is the perfect homage to the 2000s! Besides, what are college Halloween costumes for if not paying respect to trends?

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31. 1920s (Women)

Now channel Fitzgerald’s Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker in your college Halloween party with this 1920’s costume that includes everything you need!

From a flapper dress to jewelry, nothing is left amiss. All you need is your dancing moves and a big smile.

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32. Rosie the Riveter

This Rosie the Riveter Halloween costume one-piece has everything you need, from the jumper to the headband. A perfect homage to the powerful woman in you.

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33. VSCO Girl

SKSKSKSKSK, are you the next VSCO girl? Some of these things you might already own, but there’s no better way to show you’re in the know with the trends than ironically, or unironically, wearing a VSCO costume to your college Halloween party.

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34. 80s Aerobics

Let’s get physical! Channel your inner Olivia Newton-John with this 80s aerobics-inspired college Halloween costume. If you love the 80s and aerobics, this costume is perfect for you. The neon leggings paired with the curly wig are perfect to show your dedication to this spooky season.

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35. Retro Ski

Do you love skiing and all things retro? This 80s ski suit and ski goggles combination is sure to bring chills to your guests’ spines. Stun them with the colorful ski suit, a nod to the vibrant fashion that flooded the streets in the 80s.

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36. Pirate

Arrrgh! The good ol’ pirate costume never goes out of style. If you want a quick but still recognizable Halloween costume, this is the way to go. A corset over a loose shirt plus boots will have everyone saying “ahoy matey!”

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Halloween Costumes for College Guys

37. Medical Doctor

If you are a big fan of Grey’s Anatomy or any other medical show, this surgeon Halloween costume can make you the next Derek Shepherd or the Meredith Grey of your costume party. Grab a real or a toy stethoscope to complete the look. The doctor is in!

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38. Lifeguard

Lifeguard on duty! If you love bodies of water and you love watching over people for safety, this lifeguard Halloween costume is for you.

You’ll be difficult to miss with all the red, and it’s so worth it because they might award you best dressed of the night.

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39. Toy Soldier

A big Toy Story fan? Why not celebrate Halloween dressed as one of the toy soldiers from the movies? The toy soldiers are very easy to replicate in costume form, as you can see in the links!

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40. Mario and Luigi

Mamma mia! There’s no easier Halloween costume than going as Mario and Luigi. Find a red shirt for Mario or a green one for Luigi and top it off with a pair of overalls. If you have time, you can fashion fake mustaches from painted cardboard!

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41. Clark Kent

A journalist by day and a superhero by night? Channel your inner Clark Kent with this easy Halloween costume. The secret is mixing two shirts together: one with the famous Superman’s “S”, and an unbuttoned dress shirt on top of it. Top it off with some reading glasses and maybe a book bag, and now you’re ready to save the day!

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42. Richie Tenenbaum

If you love the cult classic The Royal Tenenbaums, then this college Halloween costume is for you! Richie Tenenbaum’s outfit is easy to replicate: grab a sweatband and a brown coat, top it off with some vintage glasses, and voila! The costume will be hard to miss at any Halloween party.

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43. Where’s Waldo 

Dressing up as Where’s Waldo is easy! Some items may be in your closet already, but don’t underestimate the power of this costume, because although Waldo is hard to find in the books, this costume will be recognized by everyone at your Halloween party.

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44. Costume Loading

Late Halloween costume? Have no fear! This funny “Costume Loading” shirt will excuse you from dressing up to any Halloween party, and it will trigger laughter from your friends.

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45. Tourist

Where to next? We all want to be a local to the places we travel to, but sometimes we can’t help but act all touristy. If you want a funny costume that will bring out laughs, be the wandering tourist and wear this tropical printed shirt and visor to your Halloween party. Further confuse people by asking for directions and by asking what’s the best place to get local foods.

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46. Captain America

America’s favorite hero! If you can’t get enough of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or are anxiously waiting for episodes of Disney’s new The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, you can pay homage to Steve Rogers by wearing this costume to your Halloween party.

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47. Pajamas

Lazy? Sleepy? These cute costume pajamas mix comfort and creativity together. So, if you’re feeling a little lazy about dressing up for your Halloween party, wearing these pajamas will transform your unpreparedness to quirkiness.

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48. Mime

I’ve no words! The simplicity and silliness of a mime costume can go a long way. Grab your favorite striped shirt, get some white gloves, and if you have the time, paint your face white. You’ll soon be ready to commence your silent art!

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49. 2000’s Fashion (Men)

Bringing sexy back! Men’s fashion in the 2000’s was more laid-back, but it is still a head-turner in 2021. Channel the 2000’s in your Halloween festivities by wearing a matching tracksuit. You can pair the set with any white sneakers you have; the true beauty of the 2000s is mixing and matching.

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50. 1920s (Men)

Channel F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Nick Carraway and Jack Gatsby (or Tom Buchanan?) in this 1920’s Halloween costume. The costume has everything you need to enjoy a night in the Jazz Age: hat, suspenders, bow ties, and more! All you need is a dress shirt and your dashing looks to go with it.

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Funny College Halloween Costumes

51. Skittles Pox

Skittles have various ways to wear them as a costume and this particular outfit doesn’t even need to be exact to its origin. But the funniest way to wear it will definitely be by mocking the hilarious Skittles commercial! Bonus: if you carry extra sticky Skittles and stick them on those that eat the ones stuck on you!

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52. Mr. Clean

Would you watch a reality show with Mr. Clean? I think I would… Anyway, here’s a hilarious costume for the baldies and everyone willing to wear a bald cap all night. Don’t forget the cotton eyebrows!

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53. Ace Ventura

He honestly has so many looks that you can choose whichever, but this may be the most iconic. You can only wear this if you commit to acting like this character the entire night. Kidding… only half.

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54. The Belchers

The great thing about this costume is that you can be any character in a group or solo and can still be recognizable. This easy costume comes together with an apron and simple clothes you may already have. Complete this look with a self-made spice rack with some black tape and have those that may have missed this episode guess what it should be.

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55. The Son of Man

Art majors will love this and those that recognize it will love and appreciate this classic piece. This outfit is very simple and can still be recognizable if you choose to wear all black instead. If you have a hard time gluing the apple to the hat, get a printout and tape it. From a distance, you can’t tell it’s paper!

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66. Sims

One of the simplest and craftiest costumes on this list, this Sims accessory will have many fans wish they thought of this. There is really no requirement but one: that plumbob over their heads. You can wear any outfit you want, but I suggest shouting your favorite Simish phrases to authenticate your costume.

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57. Deviled Egg

I love a good costume pun. This may stump some people, but everyone will laugh when they realize what it is. This can also be worn in various ways, so get creative with these egg patches!

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58. Dinosaur

To meme or not to meme… Honestly, it’s worth the price and attention. This definitely requires character interaction, so be prepared for that. If not, there is always a regular dinosaur head that you can supply with various end-of-the-world jokes.

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59. Operation

This costume is great for a couple or a single costume! You can either wear a full nude bodysuit or clothes close to your skin tone. This one will require a little work in getting the pieces all together, but it will be the best costume of the night!

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60. Regina George

Let’s just hope no one already has this at your party or gather some friends and start the trend. Either way, you win and none for Gretchen Weiners. Bye.

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Cheap College Halloween Costumes

61. Powerpuff Girls

Everyone loves a good tv reference, so this is great for trios, but not necessary. You can even add an extra person for Professor Utonium. I’ve seen many interpretations for this set, but as long as you have the colors and Blossom’s signature bow, you can get away with many looks!

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62. Princess Morbucks

Or if you rather be a solo PPG character, look no further than the best villain money can buy. You can either be very fancy and get a great golden crown or create a simple one.

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63. Fortune teller

This is a very simple costume and great if you already have asymmetrical clothing. Wear all your jewelry and hair long with this one. Get this mood light ball instead of a crystal one to “predict” everyone’s future based on the color.

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64. Velma and Daphne

A classic friendship and best description for all friends, you can’t go wrong with this duo. Whether as a twosome or with the rest of the gang, this timeless costume will make the night a success.

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65. Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts

The most important question on this list. It’s all preference and definitely depends on what you order from either of these cafes. This costume has no requirement but to make it clear which side you are on.

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66. Bookworm

This one also has no costume requirement, but it can still be done. I recommend wearing mostly green and carrying around a stack of books if you can’t get them on your outfit. This may require some crafting, with which you can make books out of cardboard and glue them on. Either way, it shouldn’t be that hard to pull off!

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67. Willy Wonka

I don’t see enough of this outfit and it’s pretty sad. If there are any of these 50 Halloween costumes you need to do, it’s Willy Wonka. It’s so simple, it’s crazy!

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68. Grapes or Raspberry

This one is really cute, but not for those with an irrational fear of balloons. Actually, if you decide on this, it may be the scariest costume for some people. Either way, this simple costume will work wonders.

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69. Anna Wintour

Global fashion icon, Anna Wintour would be perfect if you’re already the most fashionable friend. This one is also great because it’s a general look and all in the attitude. Make sure you work it, girl!

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70. 1970s Disco

The 70s have been making a comeback for practically all of the 2000s, so let’s make sure we stay groovy! The best thing about this costume is that they are common, so they are usually the cheaper ones. Match these accessories with some bell bottoms and/or a flowery dress!

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71. Kim Possible and Shego (or Ron Stoppable)

The duo that could never be. Imagine if Kim and Shego got together and took over the world! These costumes are simple and don’t need too much work in them. If your duo is with Shego over Ron, pay attention to her makeup!

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72. Tourist

You might have to check your dad’s closet for this one. Another simple costume with variations, the essential accessories will let everyone know exactly who you are. Khaki shorts are preferred, but jean shorts work well. Carry a paper map and camera if you have them!

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73. Ladybug

A teacher favorite, this ladybug costume is too adorable not to include. You can add wings and glasses if you like. There are also full polka dot alternatives, but that is totally up to you.

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74. Crayons

Another costume that works great as a group but can be solo is dressing up as crayons! They are a cute and simple way to get into the Halloween spirit. You can wear your favorite color and be stylish in your Halloween costume!

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75. Carebears

Another costume I never see enough, and one idea that would be great for groups is dressing as Carebears! The costume itself is available as a onesie and would be great for those in areas where snow is near on Halloween. But if that’s not the case for you, it’s not hard to make this out of any crafts you can find.

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76. The Cheetah Girls

A group of 4 is required for this costume because it is when the girls were at their Cheetahlicious. The great thing about this costume is that the Cheetah Girls had many amazing looks, so if the sweatsuit isn’t your style, get that cheetah print!

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77. Rosie the Riveter

A simple and classic look, Rosie the Riveter! This has been interpreted in many ways and modernized in various styles. As long as you got the bandana and the flexed arm, you got this look ready!

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78. Bob Ross

Bob Ross, the first friend of many. Honor him by showing off your talents and remaining positive all night. Remember to make happy accidents with your friends!

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79. Arthur

Whether you’ve chosen this for the meme or because you loved Arthur, you’re sure to get some laughs and recognition. Simple and easy to put together, you can be solo or make a whole cast reenactment.

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80. Red Riding Hood

This classic has also been altered in various ways. As long as you have long red hair and a red hoodie, you can pull off this look easily! Wear a puffy dress for a classic look or all black with skinny jeans for a modern one.

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Last Minute/Easy Halloween Costumes for College Students

81. Pop Art

My favorite last-minute costume is definitely pop art because its focus is the make-up look. One year, I pulled a similar look together and grabbed a wig from the party store before walking into the party. It’s that easy!

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32. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy

Spongebob and Patrick are everyone’s favorite cartoon duo, but we can’t leave out Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. Without them, Bikini Bottom would perish as we know it! While this costume has great small details, they’re not too necessary but could be self-made if preferred.

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83. Wednesday Adams

Classic and last minute, this costume is the best last-minute one. The only downfall may be that there are other Wednesday Adams, but ensure that you’re the best one with this skull collar chain.

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84. Pantone

If you have access to a printer, or just have good enough handwriting and some scissors, this last-minute costume is probably the easiest to wear. You can even be multiple Pantone chips if you don’t have a monochromatic outfit. You can also wear all black and have a big cardstock paper with color and the Pantone number with it. I have even seen someone make a dress out of many of the small cards, so you have options with this one.

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85. Modern Witch

With all of the awesome witchy shows the last couple of years, it’s not hard to pull off a modern witch look. All black is a requirement, but pointy hats are optional. This look has to be completed with black makeup and cute but dark accessories. Honestly, an everyday mood if you ask me.

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86. Cosmo and Wanda

I know we were all jealous that Timmy got two fairly odd parents. Still, I loved this show and this duo is great as a couple or a friend costume. Hair color is essential for this costume and the crowns and wands are probably the easiest you could make with yellow paper and some tape.

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87. Sun and Moon

This duo is another I hardly see but should be much more common. It’s very easy to get clothing for this costume, for it can be really anything silver/gray or gold/yellow. This definitely gives you the chance to get super creative, so get some silver or gold hair wax, along with various corresponding accessories!

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88. Devil and Angel

Another classic that you can get creative with. I recommend finding new ways to interpret the angel and devil, but this is a classic for a reason.

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89. Bratz Doll

Now the makeup aficionados should definitely do this look since it is makeup-based and should be worn as such. I have seen many Bratz-inspired looks and I was in awe, so a full costume would be spectacular because you can wear just about anything.

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90. Lisa Frank

This is definitely a quick outfit that doesn’t need too much preplanning or work, unless your wardrobe is not as colorful. You can make your own or purchase specific items like the wig, leggings and ears. It was at this point in the list where I wondered if my list was too 90s… Yet, I decided to include it anyway because I love it.

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91. Spooky Doll

Now on the completely opposite of the previous, this spooky doll look is great for those who are always cute and want to change it up. Get your cutest dress and a stuffed animal and scare people with your adorable serial killer voice. I know you’ve got one.

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92. Neon Clown

Another makeup heavy look, cause these 50 Halloween costumes need some variety, but this is the best because its an upgrade to a classic. This look can be completed with a sleek modern clown look or a traditional, but dark one. Think Pennywise meets Annabelle in Sabrina.

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93. Secret Service

This one is self-explanatory and works better as a group. If there are only two of you, take turns pretending to guard other people with no clear reason. If you stay in character most of the night, you may be the most memorable.

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44. Where’s Waldo/Wanda

An adorable couples costume, this will bring smiles no matter where you go. Dressing up as Waldo and Wanda is such a cute look and quite easy to put together! This couple just got matching shirts, hats and cameras!

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95. Silent Film Actor

This one is for sure with good timing, as the Silent Film era ended around the 1920s. Pay homage in the 2020s with this costume. Works better as a duo or group, but not impossible.

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96. Daria and Jane

I’m wearing a Daria shirt as I write this and it’s upsetting to realize that my best friend and I have not been Daria and Jane for Halloween. Disappointing really. Add Quinn, Trent, or Jodie if you like, but you clearly won’t need any of them. This look can go many different ways and you can wear it with your bestie, which is really all we ever want, right?

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97. Mario and Luigi

The Plumber Brothers have become the most iconic video game siblings ever and they will be recognized no matter how you wear them. If you feel creative, definitely twist this fashion around, switching big hats to caps and overalls with shimmery dresses. It’s all in the details with this one.

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98. Snow White

Disney princesses are nice, but sometimes they get repetitive. For these costumes, make sure you have your own spin on them, whether it be the style or the makeup. I think we all know someone whose dream it is to be a Disney princess one day, well this is their chance to shine!

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99. Belle

Same with Belle, but this may be easier to pull off just on a different dress style. All of the princesses can be modernized, so you don’t have to stick to just dresses!

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100. Netflix and Chill

Lastly, because it has to be done every year, I added the Netflix and chill look! This is definitely up to you and how lazy or creative you want to be since there are already shirts that have this printed, but there are cute patches to make it your own.

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Final Thoughts on College Halloween Customes

I hope you were inspired by this list! I know I have a lot to talk about with my best friend and other friend groups. This list also made me want to start a Halloween countdown, so excuse me while I go do that.

Comment below to share which outfit you end up choosing to wear! I’m excited to see what you add to make the look your own!

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TOP 10 Mini Fridges With Freezers For Your Dorm

Danby Compact Refrigerator with Freezer

Danby DCR031B1WDD 3.1 Cu.Ft. Compact Refrigerator with Freezer, E-Star Rated Mini Fridge for Bedroom, Living Room, Kitchen, or Office, White

This 3.1 cubic feet, double door compact mini-fridge from Danby is the fridge of your dreams.

Equipped with a vegetable crisper and a tempered glass shelf, the fridge is perfect for storing fresh groceries and keeping perishable goods frozen.

One thing I love about this product is its double door because it makes it easier to separate things I want frozen and things that I want to keep cool.

Plus, I adore how compact this fridge is — perfect for dorms.

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Galanz Retro Compact Refrigerator

Galanz GLR31TBEER Retro Compact Refrigerator, Mini Fridge with Dual Doors, Adjustable Mechanical Thermostat with True Freezer, 3.1 Cu FT, Blue
  • Features: Retro design, adjustable thermostat, removable glass shelves, double door design, interior light and energy efficient.
  • Disadvantages: partial automatic defrost, the retro design might not be for everybody
  • Overall: Best for long term duration because of its energy efficiency! If you are looking for a fridge that will last you most of your dorm time, then this Galanz compact refrigerator is the best choice.
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Black + Decker Compact Refrigerator with Freezer

BLACK+DECKER BCRK25V Compact Refrigerator Energy Star Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer, 2.5 Cubic Feet, VCM, Brushed Metal Finish

If you love the convenience and do not want the hassle of having a two-door mini-fridge, then this Black + Decker 2.5 cubic feet compact refrigerator is perfect for you!

Plus, if you’re really concerned about space, the door of this mini-fridge is reversible so you can open it to whichever side is more accessible.

The freezer includes an ice tray so you don’t have to worry about getting one. And compared to other mini-fridges, this one is more compact, especially because of its reversible door.

I love that this fridge is ultra-quiet! You wouldn’t have to worry about disturbing the roommates.

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Midea WHS-65LSS1, 1.6 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator

Midea WHS-65LSS1, 1.6 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator, Stainless Steel

A true space-saver is this Midea 1.6 cubic feet mini-fridge. Don’t judge the fridge by its appearance; it’s the definition of the adage “small but mighty.”

I love that this mini-fridge has reversible door hinges because it really won’t consume much space. So, if you’re looking for a reliable fridge that can easily be stored in a closet or under your bed, then this Midea compact refrigerator is perfect for you.

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RCA 3.2 Cu Ft Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer

RCA RFR322-B RFR322 3.2 Cu Ft Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer, Platinum, Stainless

A mini-fridge for your dorm that’s best for your pocket is the RCA 3.2 cubic feet fridge!

  • Features: freezer, adjustable thermostat, reversible door
  • Benefits: energy-saving, small (good for dorms)
  • Disadvantages: manual defrost
  • Overall: A functional fridge under $200. Really the best for your money.
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hOmeLabs Mini Fridge with Small Freezer

hOmeLabs Mini Fridge - 3.3 Cubic Feet Under Counter Refrigerator with Small Freezer - Drinks Food Beer Storage for Office, Dorm or Apartment with Removable Glass Shelves

Another great fridge is hOmeLabs’ 3.3 cubic feet refrigerator. This fridge is made to be put under counters or any space under your bed or shelves.

Plus, the glass shelves are removable so you can adjust the space to whatever’s more practical for you and your groceries. I love that this fridge has adjustable feet so I can level it properly on the floor or on whatever surface I decide to put it on.

This product comes in two sizes, 3.3 and 2.4, so you can choose whichever best fits your dorm space.

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TECCPO Mini Fridge with Freezer 

TECCPO Mini Fridge TAMF33, 4.5 Cu.Ft Mini Fridge with Freezer, Energy Star, Auto Defrost, Super Quiet, Small Refrigerator for Dorm, Bedroom

This super quiet fridge with an auto-defrost feature by TECCPO is an amazing choice for your dorm. One thing you should look for when buying a mini-fridge is an auto-defrost feature because you don’t want to manually have to do that.

Plus, this fridge comes with a vegetable box where you can store your fresh produce and includes an adjustable leg. I like that this fridge comes with wheels! This can be really helpful when you need to move the fridge around.

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RaySonics Mini Fridge

Mini Fridge with Freezer, 3.3 Cu Ft, Energy Star, Single Door, Low noise, Removable Glass Shelves, Compact Refrigerator for Bedroom, Office, Garage, Studio, Dorm with 3 Temperature Settings

If you are looking for another energy efficient mini-fridge then the RaySonics 3.3 cubic feet, an energy-star mini-fridge is perfect to bring to any dorm.

With three removable shelves, you can adjust the space inside the fridge to your liking. Plus, this is one of the fridges on the list that’s under $200! So, if you are also looking to save, this product is the one for your dorm.

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Midea 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator

Midea 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator, WHD-113FSS1 - Stainless Steel
  • With a four-and-a-half star average of 3,986 ratings, this is the best mini-fridge your money can get.
  • Value: On Sale on Amazon from $199 to $249
  • Advantages: Double doors, freezer, adjustable shelves, adjustable leg, fruit and vegetable drawer.
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Magic Chef 2.4 cu. ft. Refrigerator

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Another mini-fridge with a freezer that’s under $200 is this fridge by Magic Chef. With a reversible door feature and adjustable legs, this fridge truly conserves space.

Not only that, a 2.4 cubic feet refrigerator can be put anywhere you’d like. I love that the fridge is really compact. I can imagine putting it on top of a big desk or under it, for easy access to cold drinks.

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Related: The Best Grocery List For College Students – The Ultimate Guide 

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If you are looking for the best overall fridge from the list, it is the Midea 3.1 cubic feet compact refrigerator!

Midea 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator

Midea 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator, WHD-113FSS1 - Stainless Steel
  • With a four-and-a-half star average of 3,986 ratings, this is the best mini-fridge your money can get.
  • Value: On Sale on Amazon from $199 to $249
  • Advantages: Double doors, freezer, adjustable shelves, adjustable leg, fruit and vegetable drawer.
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Best For Your Pocket

RCA 3.2 Cu Ft Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer

RCA RFR322-B RFR322 3.2 Cu Ft Single Door Mini Fridge with Freezer, Platinum, Stainless

A mini-fridge for your dorm that’s best for your pocket is the RCA 3.2 cubic feet fridge!

  • Features: freezer, adjustable thermostat, reversible door
  • Benefits: energy-saving, small (good for dorms)
  • Disadvantages: manual defrost
  • Overall: A functional fridge under $200. Really the best for your money.
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Best Long Term Fridge

Galanz Retro Compact Refrigerator

Galanz GLR31TBEER Retro Compact Refrigerator, Mini Fridge with Dual Doors, Adjustable Mechanical Thermostat with True Freezer, 3.1 Cu FT, Blue
  • Features: Retro design, adjustable thermostat, removable glass shelves, double door design, interior light and energy efficient.
  • Disadvantages: partial automatic defrost, the retro design might not be for everybody
  • Overall: Best for long term duration because of its energy efficiency! If you are looking for a fridge that will last you most of your dorm time, then this Galanz compact refrigerator is the best choice.
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Best For the Most Space

Magic Chef 2.4 cu. ft. Refrigerator/Freezer in White

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  • Features: 2.4 cubic feet (small! Which is perfect for tight spaces), cheap, adjustable thermostat, compressor cooling, adjustable legs, reversible door.
  • Disadvantages: manual defrost
  • Overall: For only $149 this is the best mini-fridge you can get especially if you are worried about space. This fridge can fit almost anywhere!
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OTHER TOP PICK Mini Fridges With Freezers

Why Get a Mini Fridge In Your Dorm?

At first, I wasn’t a fan of getting a mini-fridge for my dorm, too, but as the semester progressed I realized that I was spending so much of my money on takeout.

Not only that, I never got to enjoy my leftovers because I had nowhere to store them. For example, after I ordered a $15 pasta from my favorite Italian restaurant, I just threw it immediately even if it wasn’t finished.

What a waste! So I highly recommend having a mini-fridge. A mini-fridge in your dorm will allow you to get takeout and have leftovers! This means you can save money by having two meals for the price of one.

Not only that, having a mini-fridge allows you to do some grocery shopping and make food because you have somewhere cool to store it.

Plus, you can also start doing food preparations so you don’t have to worry about what you’re going to eat next mealtime.

Related: 30 College Meal Prep Ideas Every Student Should Try

Where To Store Your Mini Fridge

Under the Bunk Bed

If you have the space under your bed, especially if it’s lofted, store your mini-fridge there. By having it under your bed, the mini-fridge wouldn’t get in the way of your other things.

Plus, if you have more space you can add shelves under your bed and turn it into a mini kitchen where your fridge is at.

By the Window

Another idea on where to store your mini-fridge in your dorm is to put it by the window!

If you have a desk by your dorm window then you can put the fridge to the side of the desk, but if it’s a completely open space, put your fridge by the window and use it as a mini shelf for your pot of plants or other things.

On Top of Your Drawers

If your dorm comes equipped with shelves that are sturdy enough to handle a 50+-pound mini-fridge, then you can put your fridge on top of it.

This is a wise move because you level up your mini-fridge, which means no crouching down to get things, and you save space.

Just make sure your fridge doesn’t leak or don’t put any stuff that you wouldn’t want to get wet inside the shelf you would put your fridge on.

The Foot of Your Bed

Another area where you can store your mini-fridge in your dorm is by the foot of your bed. Like storing the fridge under your bed, this space wouldn’t get in the way of your other things.

Plus, if you need a cool drink in the middle of the night you don’t have to get up. Just reach out for the fridge by the bed!

Essentials For Your Mini Fridge

If you are getting a mini-fridge, make sure to get these essentials too so you can make the most out of your fridge.

Mini and stackable ice cube trays

Reusable freezer bags

Quart Freezer Bags Reusable Food Storage Bags for Vegetable, Liquid, Snack, Meat, Sandwich, 8.46x7.28 Inch, 10 Pack

Freezer bags are perfect for storing anything you can put in it. Get reusable ones so you don’t have to repurchase every time you need some.

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Over-the-door mini-fridge caddy

Classic Design - Over the Door Pantry Closet Organizer, Dorm and office Over the Fridge Caddy Organizer, Storage and Paper Goods Organizer (Black)

To really maximize the space of your mini-fridge, extend the space outside of the fridge with this over-the-door caddy.

In the caddy, you can store spices and condiments that are nonperishable or cooking tools. You can also store the reusable freezer bags in one of its pockets.

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Magnetic Rack

Magnetic Fridge Organizer, Paper Towel Holder, Kitchen Rack, Rustproof Spice Jars Rack, with 2 Removable Mobile Hooks (Black)

Another mini-fridge essential is a magnetic rack for storing more things! The best thing about this rack is that there are no tools necessary to install it.

If you have a mini-fridge then the magnet should automatically stick to it and then you’ll have yourself a rack where you can store anything, from paper towels to cutlery and more.

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Arm & Hammer Fridge Fresh Refrigerator Air Filter

Arm & Hammer Fridge Fresh Refrigerator Air Filter (Pack of 4)

An essential to keep your fridge fresh and clean is this Arm & Hammer air filter! The air filter eliminates odors so foods remain fresher longer.

And if you are worried about not knowing when to replace the air filter, the product comes with a replacement indicator to ensure your food is always fresh.

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Food That Is Safe To Store In Your Mini Fridge

There is a lot of food that is safe to store in your mini-fridge. A key thing to keep in mind is that the fridge that you get should be able to keep items frozen and other things cool.

So, a lot of research is necessary before you buy your mini-fridge, but the fridges mentioned above are capable of storing a range of food. Here’s a sample list:

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Cold cuts/Lunch meats
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Microwavable foods (TV Dinners, frozen meals, etc.)
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Ice cream
  • Cheese

Related: 50 Dorm Room Must-Haves for College Students

Mini Fridge Resources

Saving in college can be an arduous task. Like I mentioned earlier, prior to having a mini-fridge, I would always have takeout, not realizing that I am spending more than what I can.

Truly, having a mini-fridge in my dorm was a big help in terms of keeping track of how I spend my money and how I budget my meals, and it will be for you, too.

But if you need further resources, here are my picks on resources that help me save and budget!

Digit (savings app)

Digit is an application that can help you keep track of your expenses and informs you about your spending habits. When you link your bank account to Digit, the app analyzes your spending habits and when you set a spending goal.

Digit moves small amounts of money each day to help you reach your short and long-term goals.

If you want to save money for your next grocery trip or for eating out, the app can save money for that goal using machine learning that calculates smart amounts of money to save!

Plus, like me, you will love that the application has a low balance protection option because this gives us the power to control how low our checking account goes. PS: If you sign up with our unique link, you get $5 for FREE. 

Ibotta (grocery shopping cellphone app)

If you are buying groceries and need to decide what products to put inside your mini-fridge, the best practice is to make a list of products that can save you further money.

Ibotta has partnered with a lot of stores, from Walmart to Safeway, that can help you earn money for every purchase you make. The app is pretty straightforward to use!

You get cashback for every coupon that you clip and I love how even by spending my money I can still save some because of Ibotta.

Before making purchases for your mini-fridge, make sure to check out the Ibotta app and see what I mean when they help you save more!

$5 Meal Plan

If you are totally clueless about what groceries to put in your mini-fridge or what meals to prepare for the week, have no fear! The $5 Meal Plan gives you a healthy and satiating meal plan for the week.

The best part? You can try it for free for up to two weeks and then you pay $5/month to continue the service, which is not bad, especially if you think of the ease it will provide.

One thing I love about the plan is that it provides you a grocery list of ingredients!

So, if you are looking for things to put in your mini-fridge, the best way is to check the list and see if one thing is used for most of the ingredients and you can buy and store it in your newly bought mini-fridge for your dorm. Check it out here.

In Conclusion

Having a mini-fridge when you’re living in a dorm is a gift that keeps on giving.

When purchasing a mini-fridge for your dorm, make sure you’ve done adequate research to know which fridge can fit in your space, which of them has enough cooling power and which one matches your aesthetics (mini-fridges don’t need to be boring!).

I hope this article helped you find the perfect mini-fridge for you, and if you’re still on the fence about getting one, trust me, you need one.

Having one in your dorm affords you convenience and will surely save you money with all the meal preparation and storing you’ll be able to do. Have a great semester!

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The First Apartment Checklist – The Ultimate Moving Guide

Are you moving into a new apartment? Check out this ultimate moving guide with a first apartment checklist.

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For many of us, finding our first apartment can be exciting and a bit nerve-wracking.

Usually, when finding our first apartment, we are either reaching adulthood, moving out for our studies, recent college graduates, or have just gained financial stability.

When relocating, there are many things to consider; these include many small essentials that we probably paid no mind to before moving out.

Small necessities such as toilet paper and kitchen essentials can add up to be costly. Having a plan before moving will help you stay on budget and avoid the headache of deciding what you need to purchase for your apartment.

Through my personal experiences and consulting with friends, I have gathered a ‘First Apartment Checklist’ that will get you moving in no time.

Keep in mind: if you are planning to buy any essentials online, you should take a look at this cashback app to get a percentage back on your orders. This is an excellent idea for big purchases! You will save a lot of money.

I would say that, to start, our first and foremost important category is bedroom essentials.

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Bedroom Essentials

Get a Bed!

There are many different types of beds. Before buying, make sure to consider the size of your room. Measure your room and keep in mind the other spaces needed for your other bedroom essentials.

I have created a list of beds that would be a wise choice for your apartment. All of them are affordable options.

Types of Beds:

Platform

ZINUS Shalini Upholstered Platform Bed Frame / Mattress Foundation / Wood Slat Support / No Box Spring Needed / Easy Assembly, Dark Grey, Queen

I absolutely admire the appearance of this platform bed. It makes your room look sophisticated. Very chic!

The headboard, with its sophisticated stitching and button tufting, rises more than 2 feet over the top of the bed frame to create a focal point in your bedroom, even with a very thick mattress.

If you are looking for a modern-style bedroom, platform beds are the best choice. You can comfortably enjoy your movie night without needing an extra pillow to lean against!

Another great feature about this bed is that it is easy to assemble, and you can tuck away smaller items and most storage bins underneath the bed.

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Storage Beds

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Are you in need of many storage containers? I recommend storage beds if you are the type of person with many things lying around, or if you’re living with your partner – do they need storage space?

Personally, I have a hard time staying organized, which is why I have this type of bed. It allows your bedroom to look neat along with providing plenty of storage room for your essentials.

The best part is that you won’t need to buy as many storage bins as you would’ve had you gone with a regular bed. Saving money and space - what’s not to love?

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Adjustable Bed

LUCID L150 Bed Base – Upholstered Frame – Head and Foot Incline – Wireless Remote Control, Queen, Charcoal Adjustable

This type of bed usually enables you to increase or decrease the angle of the upper and lower part of the bed. It’s a good choice for when you want to read a book, watch TV, etc.

An adjustable bed has countless benefits, such as improved blood circulation, lessened back pain, and reduced acid reflux. It is best to take care of yourself before facing complications!

Also, who doesn’t like to adjust their bed perfectly how they like it?

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Futon Bed

DHP Lodge Convertible Futon Couch Bed with Microfiber Upholstery and Wood Legs, Charcoal

I remember the first time I saw one of these at a friend’s apartment – I never knew it was a bed! Futon beds are foldable beds that resemble a couch, which makes it no surprise that you can easily use them both ways.

This type of bed is great for college students moving out of their parent’s house for the first time. Why? The bed is affordable and doesn’t require much space, making it a good option when moving into a small apartment.

Not to mention, you are saving time and money not having to purchase both a bed and couch. In addition, this bed would be great for your guests looking to stay overnight.

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Standard Bed Sizes: 

Twin

A twin bed is the smallest size bed in the market. It’s typically made for one person.

Dimension (38” X 75”)

Twin XL

The Twin XL is slightly bigger than the original twin size bed. If you are tall, the extra space makes it a better option than a standard twin bed.

Dimension (39” X 80”)

Full (May fit two people)

Dimension (54” X 75”)

Full XL

Dimension (54” X 80”)

Queen

Dimension (60” x 80”)

King

Dimension (76” x 80”)

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Related: 60 Best Dorm Room Ideas for Girls – The Ultimate Guide

Get a Mattress!

Finding a good mattress is just as important as buying a bed. Make sure to try it out before buying! Purchasing a mattress without trying puts you at risk of harming your back and other body parts.

Memory Foam Mattress

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As its name implies, the memory foam mattress has a layer of memory foam along with springs or other support foam.

The memory foam mattress is my favorite. I love the feeling of my body sinking into it. The mattress is soft yet firm, which supports your body while having all the benefits of a soft bed you can fall into.

What makes this mattress very cool is that It sinks when you lie into it, but bounces back when you get up; however, over time, the bed will slowly “memorize” your sleeping position and shape.

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Benefits:

      • Retains body heat (Excellent for keeping warm in the winter!)
      • Helps lower pressure points
      • Supports back and neck
      • Hypoallergenic
      • Modern style

Gel-Foam Mattress

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Memory foam and gel foam mattresses are alike, but have a heat difference.

Benefits:

  • Allows the body to stay cool (Recommended if you get hot quickly)
  • Helps decrease back pain
  • Supports back and neck
  • Remembers and contours to your sleep form (With a partner, you wouldn’t feel their consistent movements!)
  • Immune to dust mites
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Innerspring Mattress

Full Mattress, Molblly 12 inch Individually Wrapped Coils Innerspring Mattress, Pocket Spring Hybrid Mattresses Full Size

This type of mattress is the standard, making it affordable. However, there is a wide range in cost, depending on the materials used and the manufacturer.

The mattress consists of springs that support the bed, along with metal wires.

It was the first kind of modern mattress released in the market, taking over traditional wool, hay, straws, etc.

Benefits:

  • Metal wires generate a lifting effect
  • Low-cost (Recommended for students looking to save money)
  • Firm & sturdy
  • Durable (Very long-lasting!)
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Latex Mattress

Sunrising Bedding 10" Natural Latex Full Mattress, Individually Encased Pocket Coil, Firm, Supportive, Naturally Cooling, Organic Mattress, 120-Night Free Trial, 20-Year Warranty

Latex mattresses are made with simple latex materials or with other elements of natural wool and cotton.

It doesn’t let your body sink in as memory foam does, which gives you it added benefit of letting your body stay cool, as it is open to more air.

Most latex mattresses are known to be antibacterial and low maintenance. If you like a firm yet bouncy bed, I highly recommend latex.

Benefits:

  • Eco-friendly
  • Firm
  • Long-lasting
  • Bouncy
  • Easy to clean
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Hybrid Mattress

Olee Sleep 13 inch Galaxy Hybrid Gel Infused Memory Foam and Pocket Spring Mattress (Full)

As its name implies, hybrid mattresses combine the various types of mattresses into one. The hybrid mattress consists of innerspring, memory foam, gel, and latex.

You are getting the best of all mattresses in one; the foam helps lower pressure points while the construction of innerspring coils brings durability. Keep in mind, it’s generally more costly than memory foam, although it may last longer.

Benefits:

  • Lower pressure points
  • Firm and sturdy
  • Eco- friendly
  • Even weight distribution
  • Easy to clean (It comes with removable covers)
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To save room, you may want to invest in a Portable Closet

More Bedroom Essentials!

  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Bed Stand/Frame
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Desk
  • Mirror
  • Curtains (don’t forget your windows!)
  • TV Stand
  • Trash Bin
  • Nightstand

I recommend a nightstand for resting your phone and charger on. In addition, you should consider a lamp for your nightstand!

  • TV

Common sizes: (in inches)

32, 40, 42, 46-49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, and 80.

Check out the difference in sizes!

Kitchen Essentials

How much cooking are you planning on doing? Factor that in as you look at this list. Here are the basic necessities for the kitchen.

Get a Few Pans!

My friends and I usually use non-stick pans; it helps save time with cleaning, because foods don’t annoyingly stick to the pan. However, stainless steel pans are recommended if you are cooking with high heat, although they may more cleaning.

Generally, non-stick pans are coated with Teflon, giving them their non-stick quality. This type of coating cannot be used with high heat as it can release harmful chemicals.

Furthermore, if you find yourself using butter in many of your meals as opposed to cooking oil, a nonstick pan would be suitable for you due to its requirement of low-to-medium heat.

However, I recommend buying both stainless steel and non-stick pans for your apartment, because both types of pans have their unique usages.

Nonstick Pans:

Amazon Basics 3-Piece Non-Stick Frying Pan Set - 8 Inch, 10 Inch, and 12 Inch, Black

Remember, you don’t need to use a lot of cooking oil (use with low-to-medium heat)

Great Uses:

  • Frying and scrambling eggs
  • Making pancakes & waffles
  • Frying bacon
  • Creamy, cheesy recipes (Doesn’t stick to the pan)

Don’t Use:

  • Acidic recipes (such as tomatoes) (Using nonstick pans would ruin coating)
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Stainless Steel Pans:

Misen Stainless Steel Frying Pan Set - 5 Ply Steel Skillet - Professional Grade Pans for Cooking - 8, 10, and 12 Inch

Use a generous amount of coating

Great uses:

  • Deep frying
  • Searing and charring meats
  • Acidic recipes
  • Preparing soups and sauces
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Can’t Forget Kitchen Knives!

Chef’s Knife 

Utility Knife

HENCKELS Forged Premio Utility Knife, 6 inch, Black/Stainless Steel

Chef’s knives and utility knives are both multipurpose. However, a chef’s knife has a larger blade, making it a better choice for bigger ingredients. The utility knife is wider in width and shorter in length, serving a purpose for smaller ingredients.

Uses:

  • Multifunctional
  • Ideal for small ingredients
  • Suitable for mincing and creating small precise cuts
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Santoku knife

Santoku Knife - imarku 7 inch Kitchen Knife Ultra Sharp Asian Knife Japanese Chef Knife - German HC Stainless Steel 7Cr17Mov - Ergonomic Pakkawood Handle, Best Choice for Home Kitchen, Brown

I love the santoku knife due to its light weight. In addition, the tip of the blade isn’t sharp, making it a safe choice for beginners in the kitchen.

Many people confuse a Santoku knife with a chef’s knife, as they look quite similar. However, it is important to note that the Santoku knife has a thinner blade.

Uses

  • Dicing
  • Mincing
  • Cutting fruits and veggies
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Bread Knife

8-Inch Bread Knife, Serrated Bread Knife, Bread Cutter & Bread Slicers For Homemade Bread, Cake and Bagels, Ultra-Sharp German Stainless Steel-ABS Handle

As its name implies, this knife is suitable for all types of bread. Nevertheless, you may also use it for countless other foods.

Uses:

  • Loaves of bread
  • Bagels
  • Bars of chocolate
  • Biscuits
  • Cake
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Check out more types of knives.

      • Knife Sharpener
      • Kitchen Scissors
      • Cutting Board
      • Oven Mitts/Potholders
      • Bowls
      • Forks, Spoons, Butterknives
      • Whisk
      • Can Opener
      • Colander
      • Measuring Cups (liquid & dry)

Related: 50 Dorm Room Must-Haves for College Students

Dry Ingredients

Liquids

Pick Up a Few Measuring Spoons!

      • Spatula
      • Tongs
      • Mixing Spoons
      • Soup Ladle
      • Kitchen Tables & Chairs
      • Microwave

Check Out These Living Room Essentials!

This is the most exciting category in the ‘First Apartment Checklist’- well, in my opinion. But don’t you agree?

A Comfortable Couch

      • Throw Pillows
      • Blankets
      • TV
      • TV Stand
      • Rug
      • TV Speakers
      • Trash Can
      • Shoe Rack
      • Coffee Table
      • Small Side Table (so you’ll stop losing the remote control!)

Lights

Related: 70 Best Dorm Gifts For College Students – The Complete Guide

Bathroom Essentials

      • Toothbrush Holder

      • Air Freshener

      • Washrag

      • Bathroom Mirror

      • Bathroom Mat

      • Bathtub Mat

      • Toilet Plunger

      • Shower Curtains

      • Curtains Hook

      • Toiletries

        • Toothbrush & Toothpaste

        • Floss

        • Mouthwash

        • Body Soap

        • Hand Soap

        • Shampoo & Conditioner

        • Razors & Shaving Cream

Remember Those Cleaning Essentials!

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Bathroom Cleaning Products

      • Vacuum

      • Tech Vacuum

      • Dish Soap

      • Laundry Detergent & Fabric Softener

      • Broom & Dustpan

      • Cleaning Gloves

      • Cleaning Rag

      • Bleach or Baking Soda

Related: 30 Best Dorm Room Ideas You Will Absolutely Need in College

Technology Essentials

      • Smart Thermostat

I recommend a smart thermostat for your apartment. Why? Because you can adjust the temperature of your apartment to your preference using a smart thermostat. The thermostat will turn on and off at certain times, making it convenient and cost-effective!

      • Coffee Maker

      • Air Purifier

      • Smoke Detector

      • Touchless Trash Bins

      • Charging Lamps

      • Amazon Echo

I highly recommend that you purchase Amazon Echo for your first apartment if you haven’t already! It is an intelligent speaker that listens to your commands and answers your questions.

The speaker would help assist you with specific tasks without you having to move an inch. This is extremely useful for just about anyone, especially if you are busy running errands all day.

General Uses

      • Answers phone calls
      • Turns your lights on and off with voice commands
      • Controls the thermostat
      • Searches for things on the internet with voice commands

Check out the Amazon Echo and its capabilities.

Check out other smart Amazon devices!

There you have it! These are the top essentials you should include on your ‘First Apartment Checklist.’

Having a checklist keeps you organized and helps reduce the stress of shopping, which will allow you to enjoy your first apartment. Need any ideas for decorating your apartment?

Check out the 50 best college apartment decor ideas!

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The Best Self-Care Essentials Every College Guy Needs -The Ultimate Guide

Looking for products to enhance your self-care routine? We got you. Here is the best list of self-care essentials for your grooming and hygiene routine.

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Is the time of the year again! School season is in full swing and students are getting ready to start school. After one year in quarantine, students are slowly adjusting to a new normal.

Let’s face it. The most dreadful part of returning to school for any student is figuring out what to pack. College packing is never fun.

The biggest challenge students face this year is to figure out how to thrive in school while staying safe amid the pandemic. That is why hygiene is more important than ever. 

When it comes to hygiene essentials, there are so many options out there that it can be overwhelming to find the right products for your personal care.

This is why we have compiled the best list of self-care products that will enhance your grooming and hygiene routine.

Self Care for Men

The Lawn Mower

Lawn Mower

There is nothing more important to the self-care routine of a college man than a trimmer. This 4th generation trimmer features a cutting-edge ceramic blade to reduce grooming accidents thanks to their Advanced SkinSafe Technology.  

The trimmer includes four adjustable guard sizes that can deliver a more customizable trimming experience. Plus, it is waterproof so you will be able to shave in the shower as much as you’d like. 

The Weed Whacker 

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Looking for a compact trimmer that can get rid of those annoying ear and nose hairs? This is the right product for you. Have you ever pulled your nose hair out with some tweezers? It hurts more than you can imagine. 

The weed whacker has Proprietary SkinSafe technology that helps reduce nicks, snags, and tugs. Plus, the Intelligently contoured design enhances the trimming experience so it is easy and quick to use.

The best part of this trimmer is it has a waterproof design which makes for easy operation and cleaning. 

Refined Cologne 

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Looking for a light fragrance to use daily? Look no further. This cologne has a clean and fresh scent designed for the refined gentleman. It is perfect for the busy college man who wants a pleasing light masculine fragrance.

You’ll be smelling like a million bucks with this fragrance. 

The best thing about this cologne is that it is Cruelty-Free, Dye Free, Paraben Free, and Vegan so you can comfortably use it without having to worry about any allergic reaction or health hazard.

Shears 2.0

The Shears 2.0

Tired of misplacing your clippers and tweezers when you actually need them? You are going to love this compact luxury 4-piece nail kit featuring stainless steel tools.

The kit includes a slant-tipped tweezer, a rounded point scissor, fingernail clippers, and a medium grit nail file that is perfect for a quick manicure. 

You will never be afraid to show your nails again when using this amazing nail kit. The coolest part of this kid has to be the premium PU leather case. It is so fancy that it looks like a fashionable wallet.

You will never feel embarrassed to take your nail kit with you anywhere you go.

We save the best for the last! 

The Performance Package 4.0

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Looking for a complete grooming kit that will take your self-care routine to the next level?  We got you covered. This luxury grooming kit featuring the new lawn mower and the weed whacker trimmer is pure gold.

It will make you excited to shower and groom!

The kit also includes an anti-chafing ball deodorant which provides freshness below-the-waist;  a ball spray toner featuring a soothing aloe and witch hazel extracts for protection among the highly sensitive areas of your body; and disposable shaving mats so you never have to worry about making a mess while grooming. 

Want more? with your purchase of the performance package, you will get a free pair of manscaped boxers which are super comfortable to wear.

You will also receive a free compact fashionable travel bag perfect to carry your products comfortably while you are on the go. This package is a must-have.  Every college guy needs it in his life.  

Final Thoughts

That’s a wrap. I hope this guide on self-care for men is helpful.

Your hygiene in college is very important so make sure that you get high-quality products that will enhance your personal care routine.

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PS: You will receive a 20% off + free shipping using our unique link so take advantage of it. ENJOY!

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