Treat yourself to a great costume

Treat yourself to a great costume

Once you hit the teen years, coming up with a new and clever idea for a Halloween costume gets increasingly tricky. No more bunny ears and butterfly wings for you.

If you’re struggling to find just the right look for the big party (surely you’re too old to be ringing on doors), Value Village has a few ideas.

For those dreaming about a life in lights, you could be:

* 50 Cent: Wear a baseball cap with white headband, big gold chains, white tank top, puffy vest, baggy jeans, boots and fake tattoos.

* Avril Lavigne: Wear a baseball cap, camouflage tank top, tacky necktie, cut-off pants, sunglasses, multiple earrings and a fake nose ring.

* The White Stripes: For Jack White, wear a black wig, red retro cowboy shirt with dangling fringe and red pants. For Meg White, wear a long black wig, long white prairie dress, black books, black wrist wrap, and carry drumsticks and peppermint candies.

* Missy Elliot: Wear a baggy jogging suit or jeans with ink marks all over them, big jewelry and funky glasses.

If you’re looking for something cheap, you could be:

* Wind: Affix loose clothing to hangers and attach the items to your body so they “bend” in the same place, sweep hair in same direction and spray it into place.

* A Happy Camper: Wear jeans, a sweatshirt, flannel and a backpack and paint face all yellow with a big black smile and eyes.

* A Heisman Trophy: Cut off an old pair of leggings at the knee and take an old football jersey, shoes and helmet. Spray paint all over the clothing and use gold face paint on exposed skin.

* Smarty Pants: Hot glue Smarties candy rolls onto a pair of old jeans and wear a pair of librarian glasses.

Think snow: The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for ski season.

Young people between the ages of 8 and 15 can sign up now for Beginner and Beyond Beginner Ski and Snowboard Camps held at Mount Spokane.

Beginner Camp will help students learn to cruise the green and most of the blue runs, as well as get on and off a ski lift. Beyond Beginner Camp focuses on refining skills while working on blue and some black runs.

Sessions vary in cost from $99 to $149. All packages include three lessons and three all-day lift tickets. Some also include rental fees. Transportation is available for $35 a session.

Complete two sessions and get a free season pass. Complete one and get a pass for half price.

For more information, call (509) 625-6200.

Revel in it: The Spokane Youth Orchestra and Junior Symphonic Orchestra open their fall concert season Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Central Valley School Theater, 821 S. Sullivan Road.

Tickets are $4 at the door.

The Youth Orchestra plans to perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. The Youth Orchestra and Junior Symphony combined will perform Finlandia by Jean Sibelius.

For more information, contact the Spokane Youth Orchestra at (509) 326-4442.

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