The one of a kind: “What are you?” A girl dressed as the Princess Bride can turn into Bridezilla if she’s asked this question in her Halloween costume, and no one would notice the difference. When creating an original costume, keep the idea simple. If it’s too complicated, you’ll spend most of your night explaining yourself, and at that point you might as well have made as a sign that says, “Hello, my name is…,“ which would cause the least amount of confusion for all involved. Let’s be honest, Lil’ boozie at the party isn’t going to be able to tell you’re dressed as a bag of Franzia after a few rounds of slap the bag.
The slut: Anyone who has seen Mean Girls knows this quote, “Halloween is the one day a year where a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” If you believe that, you’re not living in the real world, you’re living in girl world. Snap back to reality… girls talk and pass judgment 365 days a year. The may not say anything to your face on Halloween (if they’re nice), but those stares are worth 1,000 words of judgment. The same applies to guys with a dick-in-a-box costume. You’re not a present to women, you’re most likely a douche, and are probably compensating for the small gift that’s inside the box.
One hundred of the same person: Group costumes are a blessing and a curse. Remember the episode of Friends where Chandler kisses one of Joey’s sisters and tries to figure out which one it was? This could easily be your Halloween night. The up side is that you and your friends make the costumes together and you look less ridiculous when there’s many of you wearing the same thing. What’s the down side? I already laid out that scenario. Overall, the pros outweigh the cons and you and your friends will get a lot of attention!
All natural: I’m not advocating that you run around naked on Halloween, although some of you probably will. I’m telling you to go as yourself in party clothes. If you decide later in the night that you wish you’d made a costume, change your name for the rest of the party. Otherwise, if you’re normal, you’ll go home and put on last year’s costume since people have only seen you wear it once. It’s okay to be lazy and not wear a costume, just pretend you are. No one will know the difference.
– Jenna Jacobsen