Mid-October means the end of warm weather and the start of midterm season for most Harvard students—but that's no reason for distress. With Halloween right around the corner, now's the time take a break from studying or despairing about the cold to come up with the perfect costume idea. With that in mind, here are ten suggestions for Harvard-themed costumes that will help you showcase your school spirit.
1. John Adams, Class of 1755
If you have an old white wig lying around, now is the time to dust it off.
2. John Harvard's Boot
Exactly like what it sounds like. Golden sheen is optional.
3. Jeremy Lin '10
Acquire a trio of Lin jerseys from his days with the Harvard Crimson, the New York Knicks, and the Houston Rockets, and go with a couple friends as the past, present, and future of Harvard's biggest sports star. Be sure to make jokes about taking your talents to Harvard Square.
4. Harvard Law School's Six Sitting Supreme Court Justices
Go with your blockmates as Chief Justice John G. Roberts '76, Anthony M. Kennedy, Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin G. Scalia, and Elena Kagan.
5. The Cast of "The Departed"
Since you're just across the river from the setting of the classic film "The Departed," why not dress up as your favorite character? Bonus school spirit points for dressing up as Matt Damon (formerly '92).
6. CS50 Student
Wear your CS50 t-shirt and bring your laptop to go as a member of Harvard's biggest cult.
7. Natalie Portman '03
More original Harvard students may choose to go as a black swan.
Like, literally, on Colbert. As in on the show. Get you head out of the gutters.
9. The Legendary Lamonster
Be sure to bring coffee, stacks of textbooks, and a handful of highlighters. Tell everyone you see that you're too busy to talk.
10. The Harvard Undead
What better way to show that you truly bleed Crimson?