I was the kid who planned her Halloween costume a year in advance. Yup. When November first rolled around the corner I was already thinking of the following October.
Halloween is simply the best holiday. A night to celebrate the spectacular, the magical, the utterly creepy. Here is your chance to define your doppelgänger. Become a new character.
Besides, free chocolate.
The premise is fantastic. The practice, however, can be a bit stressful. So here’s my guide to cracking the Halloween conundrum.
Consider the context – What’s the venue?
Dressing for the occasion is slightly more complicated that just “Halloween”. Last year I dined at nerd haven Atomic Burger for the big day, and [being bossy,] I required my friends to dress according to theme: “Atomic Burger and/or Halloween”. I went as Hit Girl to balance the two.
However, if I had attended a Halloween Ball, I would have gone as someone more formal. Lady Macbeth, for example, is on my Halloween bucket list.
Also, in the UK Halloween costumes have to be scary, while in the US you can be anything from Dracula to a crayon to a seductive pigeon.