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Halloween Costume Do’s and Don’ts

admin - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween is 17 days away. That’s a little over 2 weeks to pick the perfect costume to wear to that annual Halloween bash, school party, or office get-together. Have you picked one out yet?

For those who answered “No” to that question, here are some costume do’s and don’ts.

Do: Be Creative

Pinterest is an amazing tool. A simple search for “creative Halloween costumes” will give you thousands of results to choose from. https://www.pinterest.com/kristalanne/creative-halloween-costumes/.

When going the creative route, you have the opportunity to fashion a look that will really stand out, without breaking the bank.

Do: Be Tasteful 

If you surveyed 100 people and asked them if one of their guilty pleasures was to follow celebrity gossip and pop culture, a good number of them would say yes – maybe even all of them. With reality TV and Google, it’s easy to keep up with your favorite celebrities and trends, and it’s even easier to hop on a trend. However, there are good trends (Pizza Rat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU) and tasteless trends.

Halloween is that one night of the year where you can pretend to be anything you want. You can be your favorite celebrity or obscure meme on the Internet. Just keep in mind that some “trendy” costumes are better left untouched – or as the old phrase goes: “Better safe, than sorry.”

Don’t: Pull an Elle Woods

Does anyone remember that moment from Legally Blonde (2001) when Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) shows up at a Harvard Law party in a costume, when no one else dressed up? For most people, that situation would comprise their worst nightmare.

So, when accepting a Halloween invitation to a work party or party where you don’t know many people, be hyperaware of your costume choice!

Do: Have Fun

Halloween will make you feel like a kid again. Eat a lot of candy, hang out with your friends, and party until October runs out.