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"