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Mix Disney and Halloween and get affordable costumes

Coppell High School sophomore Anika Arutla dresses up as Te Fiti from the Disney movie Moana. To be Te Fiti, you can use a floral skirt, a green sweater, a flower crown, and floral jewelry.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017

Are you tired of buying cheap, overpriced costumes from Halloween stores? If you are, no worries. We have the perfect solution. Here are three Disney-themed Halloween costumes, all of which are easy and affordable to make. Our first one is the infamous Russell from the Disney Pixar movie Up. Russell is a ...

Top Halloween costumes you need to consider this fall

Graphic by Manu Garikipati

October 2, 2015

By Gabby Sahm Staff Writer @gabbysahm   Halloween season is upon us, and it is time to start deciding what costume you want to give show off this year. If you are one of the many who have no idea where to begin in your search, have no fear, I am here with a list of Halloween cost...

From minions to wrecking balls, this year’s top Halloween costumes are epitome of 2013

From minions to wrecking balls, this year's top Halloween costumes are epitome of 2013

October 24, 2013

By Sloane Samberson Staff Writer All Hallow’s Eve is creeping up upon us. The one night when you can splurge on candy and dress up to be someone you are not. My predictions for this year’s array of costumes consists of musical artist, movie and television inspired costumes to sum up the eventful...

CGI lowers standards of film industry

April 1, 2013

By Will Thomas Staff Writer Everyone who has been to a movie theater in the past three decades has seen the effects of Computer Generated Images (CGI). Whether it is a talking animal in a live action film or an entire environment, CGI has overtaken the film industry. I recently watched Jaws for th...

Halloween still fun for all ages

October 31, 2012

By Shannon Wilkinson Staff Writer Candy, costumes, trick 'o' treating and scary movies are all popular traditions of the Halloween seaosn, but is there an age where kids and teenagers become too old for these activities? While dressing up is still an exciting thing for high school students to do,...

Clever Halloween costumes

October 27, 2010

by Abby Drake Staff writer Halloween is this Sunday night, and it is time for everyone to find the perfect costume. There is an endless supply of ideas, and I have searched through the web and have compiled what I think are the most clever costumes of 2010. To dress up as a highway dress in all ...

Is Halloween a Dying Holiday?

October 25, 2010

 Laura Kattilakoski Staff Writer Looking around my neighborhood this week, I noticed there were not many houses lit by the usual pumpkins and blow-up ghosts. With only a week until Halloween, it seems like the decorations should be all set up. Maybe as a high schooler I’m just noticing it more,...

Costumes take over Coppell

October 20, 2010

by Shelby Jurca Staff Writer Coppell might not be filled with spooky Halloween legends and haunting ghosts, but it’s definitely a town filled with Halloween spirit. It’s a time where citizens can dress in anything they want and no one judges you for it. As more pumpkins, bats, ghouls and cats go up...

Halloween Haunt: Costumes of the season Image and video hosting by TinyPic

November 13, 2009

By Michael Pankonien Staff Writer Video by Courtney Powell Halloween has once again held up to the expectations and momentous build up that it is traditionally subjected to each year: the candy was delicious, the mood was eerie, and of course - the costumes were out of this world. Costumes...

Newest popular Halloween costumes follow entertainment trends

October 23, 2009

Rebecca Neumann Staff Writer Fashion trends generally follow celebrities and pop-culture. This is also true when talking about Halloween costumes. According to, the five most popular costumes for 2009 are all to do with entertainment recently. Coming in at number five is Bollywood....