One word- Halloween. The talk has long started about the costume of the year. In these conversations you go one of two ways: you’re either that girl who decides to be the easiest thing you already own or you’re that girl that must have the most original costume. While both ways can be fun, there are definitely some wrong ways to dress up for the holiday.
The most scary thing on Halloween can be girls’ costumes. And not in an “Ahh! You’re a ghost” kind of way. I’m talking about more of the “Ahh! Those aren’t clothes!” kind of way. Sticking on underwear and animal ears does not count as a costume. It’s trashy and unoriginal. If you’re going to be a mouse at least be a modest mouse (band reference intended.) Tasteful is always necessary. And remember, it’s the end of October, and it’s probably going to be pretty cold. So in the words of my mother, “Put some clothes on!”
One of my favorite Halloween mysteries is “why do girls spend $75 on a generic costume?” There are so many other options. Isn’t this one of the reasons why Pinterest was invented? If you aren’t crafty, offer to pay an artsy friend to make you something. Not only will you have a one-of-a-kind costume, but your friend could benefit from a little extra cash. The generic costumes are overdone and honestly, such terribly quality I would be surprised if they last the whole night.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so please don’t ruin it for me with distasteful costumes. Have fun, be scared, and make new clever-costumed friends. And don’t forget to buy half priced candy at CVS the day after Halloween.