Laziness and excessive alcohol consumption aside, the thing people seem to associate with undergraduate students is our love for a dressing up costume. Over your three years at university you will take part in a number of themed nights, from mimes, cops and robbers to dressing up as the opposite sex, you’ll be surprised there are some do’s and dont’s of fancy dress. These nights are always the best, there are always excellent drink deals and everyone accepts that they all look ridiculous, let’s go and has a good time.
Here are a few examples of what you can expect to dress up as during your three years at university, bed sheets at the ready…
Black boots, khaki shorts, messy hair and camouflage face paint are all you need for this themed night. Some people go all out and strap bullet belts around themselves and carry around a fake gun, although probably best to leave that one at home if you plan on going to a club later on in the night.
Everyone’s favourite childhood book gets brought to life on these nights. Dress up in a stripy red top, blue jeans, a hat and glasses and enjoy the cheap drinks.
Boys dress like girls and girls dress like boys. Make a deal with a flatmate of the opposite sex to swap clothes for the night to save money on this one, a word of warning, though, undergraduate boys do like to find the smallest dress they can possibly fit into on these nights, you have been warned…
There is only one option of clothing for this night, green! Wear it from head to toe and get in the spirit by enjoying a pint of Guinness, you can also try your skills at Irish dancing, you’ll look like a fool but that wouldn’t stop a real Irishman/woman!
It doesn’t look easy but making a toga out of a bed sheet is the quickest and cheapest costume of all. YouTube has thousands of tutorials, wear with leaves in your hair and a pair of sandals and enjoy your Greek themed night. Just don’t expect to be able to use your costume as a bed sheet again, students nights get very messy.
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