With October coming to an end and Halloween quickly approaching, you can expect to see a ton of themed party invitations and flyers floating around. Even as we get older, there is no denying the fact that everyone loves a good costume party and having a reason to dress up as their favorite characters and celebrities. However, there are certain suggestions that should be common knowledge when it comes to choosing one’s costume.
Just in case you need a reminder, here are a few dos and don’ts when it comes to having an enjoyable “fright night”:
Do – Check the Weather
No matter what day you plan on wearing your costume, you should always keep an eye on the weather. Since it’s the Fall season, you can expect chilly winds and chances of rain all throughout the month. If your costume exposes a bit of skin, you should make sure to bring a jacket.
Do – Read the Invitation
Before you head out to whatever event you’ve taken interest in, make sure to go over the guidelines set on the flyer. Some parties require you to wear a certain type of costume or advise against wearing other ones. Be mindful of these rules, as it can make or break the rest of your night.
Do – Dress Up
If you’ve received an invitation to a Halloween party, there’s a high chance that everyone will be dressed in costume. You don’t want to be one of the only ones not dressed up for the occasion, where would be the fun in that? Unless dressing up is optional, then it’s solely up to your preference.
Do – Be Funny, Cool, Sexy, Etc.
Halloween allows people the opportunity to express themselves and showcase their interest through physical means. Whether you’ve always wanted to be a character from your favorite movie or tv series, or want to walk around as a giant hot dog, the choices are practically endless. Be bold, be daring, but most importantly, have fun with it!
You may have noticed that there are a lot of things you can “do” when it comes to dressing up on Halloween, and most of them are simple enough to understand. However, there is one major “don’t” that needs to be restated:
Don’t – Dress as Something That Can Be Viewed as Culturally Insensitive or Racist!
Unfortunately, this is something that still needs to be stressed in this day and age. Before you make the decision on what costume you want to do, ask yourself: Is this costume in any way offensive because of stereotypical, cultural, or racial connotations? If so, then you should probably avoid wearing it, as not to ruin anyone’s night, yours included.