Last weekend, AKA Halloween weekend number one, I saw some costumes that looked like they were pulled straight from a lingerie department. I was never one of those girls who felt comfortable letting it all hang out in public, so I was a little in awe at what I was seeing. Mostly, I was wondering what these ladies were thinking when they picked out their costumes. Obviously looking good was the number one priority. As a practical, comfort-loving woman, looks aren’t usually the first thing on my mind.
With Halloween just a day away, I’m sure you already have your wardrobe picked out. If you want to rethink your costume, these are some things I ask myself before deciding what to be on All Hallows Eve.
Will I be warm enough?
If you’re going to a house party, staying warm isn’t something you need to worry about. But if you’ll be outside, even just to switch bars, that’s another story. I’m not sure if my blood runs colder than most or if I’m just a wimp when it comes to chilly weather, but being warm is very important to me. I was raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, so “Will you be warm enough?” is a question I was often asked by my mother, and something I now ask myself, before going anywhere after September. Warmth is something I enjoy. A lot. So if you’re looking for me on Halloween, I’ll be the one wearing lots and lots of clothes.
Will I be able to carry all my stuff?
Purses are the perfect solution for this dilemma. But when I go downtown, especially on Halloween, keeping track of a purse is the last thing I want to do. Since the old cleavage storage trick isn’t really an option for me, I need to think about how I’m going to carry my cell phone, credit card and ID without losing anything. Storage is key in my costume choice. This kind of rules out skin-tight outfits… unless a utility belt is involved.
Do I want to attract guys?
Please, ask yourself this question. What is your ultimate Halloween goal? Is it to pick up a guy, or to have fun with your friends? If you’re already taken or just don’t want to be bothered by men, that’s something to keep in mind when deciding on a costume. If you want to drink for free all night, then a sexy costume is the right choice. Since I already have a guy, the attention of other men isn’t something I’m after. My solution is to wear man-repelling costumes. Anything super nerdy (and skin-covering) will do. Or you could dress up like a male character, which is my plan for this year. Yes. I will be a man, and it will be part of a couples costume. Guesses?
Can I have fun in what I’m wearing?
I’m not asking if you can dance without anything ripping or popping out. I’m asking if you can get into character in what you’re wearing. The whole point of Halloween is to be someone/something else, so why not enjoy it? Pretending to be a zombie or a ninja turtle makes for a really good time. Embrace your inner child and have fun with your costume!