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Gross Anatomy 101 - Halloween Costume Ideas

You may not think that taking a class in college would have the potential for a great Halloween costumes. However, an anatomy 101 class actually might serve as a great inspiration for some grotesque and spooky costumes.

From the nerdy professor to the medical students themselves, dissecting and examining body parts just screams, "Halloween." Take a look at some of the costume ideas below and you'll be sure to leave even the most veteran partygoer with their jaw dropped.


Nerdy Professor

Nerdy Professor  Halloween Costume Ideas

First up is the nerdy professor, a staple of every college classroom. You'll need a pair of black dress pants, some black socks, and black dress shoes. Be sure to hike up the pants to hit home the "nerdy" look. Next, wear a button-down shirt of your choice and pick out a spooky yet nerdy bowtie. Wear a sweater vest over the shirt as well.

Most important is the white lab coat that drapes over the button-down. Given that this is a Halloween costume, feel free to get creative and drizzle some blood across the lab coat. To put finishing touches on the costume, add a few pens and medical utensils (scalpel, scissor, etc.) to the front pocket of the lab coat and finish up with a pair of thick glasses.

Medical Students

Medical Student Halloween Costume Ideas

For the medical student costume, this one requires a bit more freedom on your part, as students come in all shapes and sizes. Be sure to wear latex gloves, traditional medical scrubs (any color of your choice.)

To add to the sense that you are a student, carry around a clipboard with some note paper and a few medical utensils. Aside from these necessities, add your own sense of individual flair to the costume.

Body Parts

Body Parts Halloween Costume Ideas

A major part of these costumes are the fake body parts (which you should carry around in a small bucket of ice if your doing homework that night). Of course, these are quite complex props and could easily be bought at a local Halloween store.

However, if you'd like to make them your own, that's a possibility too. For a fake human brain, buy a head of cauliflower and slice it vertically down the center. Peep away the green leaves and you'll be left with a piece of cauliflower that looks just like a section of a brain.

Utilize some red food coloring to make it seem more realistic. For a fake hand, stuff a latex glove with cotton balls until it is entirely full. Utilizing flesh colored paint, completely paint the glove spray blood along the bottom to make it appear as though its been chopped off.

Most medical instruments can be purchased at a prop store too. If you show up to your next gathering as either a nerdy professor or medical student with the aforementioned props, you'll most definitely be the life of the party!


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