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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Cynic Illustrations presents: The best-worst Halloween costumes

Andrew’s illustration for the best-worst Halloween costumes illustration series (Andrew Slowman)

Andrew Slowman — Sexy Garfield

“Orange is the New Black.” The cliché sexy black cat costume is too overused: go for a sexy Garfield cat cosplay instead.

Stella’s illustration for the best-worst Halloween costumes illustration series (Stella Tavilla)

Stella Tavilla — The Great Wall of China

Get all of your friends—or your whole floor even—and stay connected all night long. This wonder of the world is the perfect way to get people’s attention on Halloween.

Alex’s illustration for the best-worst Halloween costumes illustration series (Alex Porier)

Alex Porier — A bicycle

Why walk when you can roll? With a bit of basic engineering, you can become your own transportation that your friends can use too. If you went out all bi-yourself, don’t worry: this costume will draw in strangers from far and wide as you let them try out your two-wheeled ride.

Molly’s illustration for the best-worst Halloween costumes illustration series (Molly Parker)

Molly Parker — A can of baked beans

Although at first glance this costume might seem a bit cumbersome and messy, its perks outweigh any doubts about it. Providing you with endless snacks and plenty of warmth to keep you partying all night long, this costume is your best-worst option this Halloween.

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Molly Parker, Illustrations Editor
(She/her) Molly Parker is a senior studio art and anthropology double major from Hopedale, Mass. She had been a member of the illustrations team since the spring of 2020 before becoming editor of the section in the spring of 2023. Molly also creates prints and zines that she displays in the Burlington area as well as her hometown. Apart from illustrating and creating art, she loves watching horror movies, cooking and crocheting. Email [email protected] to get in contact with Molly.