Three Tips To Choose The Perfect Halloween Costume

Creepy tombstone with leavesHalloween is almost here and, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s no longer just for children. Many adults will attend Halloween parties or other events that involve dressing up.

And, if you’re a man, what costume you pick could say a lot about you. A good costume can make you more popular and attractive. A bad one? Well, it can make you look girly and like a loser. Don’t worry though, we have three tips to pick a perfect costume.

Be Creative

Anyone can go to the store and buy a costume. It’s also why you’ll see a lot of people dressed in the same outfits. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. But, if you want to be noticed, you’ll need to pick something that is original. It can be unique, funny, or just generally outrageous. In fact, Halloween is a time when adults can be a little outrageous, so take advantage of that, especially if you’re a more conservative person.

You’d be amazed at how a unique, exciting costume can boost your popularity. I’ve seen it happen many times. If you aren’t sure about ideas, you can bounce them off a friend. Also, maybe enlist some help in putting the costume together if you’re not terribly artistic.

Your Costume Should Reflect Your Value

Your Halloween costume will tell others, especially strangers, a lot about you. You want to pick a costume that tells them you’re cool, popular, and successful. Never pick something that is demeaning to you.

This means avoiding any outfit that will make you look girly as well. This means not dressing up as a woman either. A real man who is straight shouldn’t do it. Ever. Also, if you’re doing a couples costume, don’t pick anything that makes it look like you’re playing a female role or submissive to her. It may sound sexist, but people (even women), look down on men who appear effeminate.

You can be funny and even a little self-deprecating with your costume. Getting people laughing is always a plus and actually increases your excellence in their eyes! However, don’t choose something that makes them laugh at you rather than with you.

Don’t Be Creepy

Halloween is a time when it’s possible to be really creepy (no surprise here). Darker and edgier themes are celebrated, but the creepy line is still there. Don’t cross it by picking costumes that are too “real.” In other words, don’t embrace themes like rape, racism, sexual or physical abuse, etc. Many people, especially women, have suffered from these issues and they won’t find your costume appealing or cool.

Remember too that the line between creepy and scary is sometimes fine. For example, you can be a creepy clown murderer, but you can’t dress up as John Wayne Gacy. Your costume sends a message about you and you don’t want that message to be you’re weird and dangerous.

With these tips, you should have a better idea of how to pick a great costume. Have a safe, popular, and successful Halloween!

About Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan Bennett is a writer, speaker, dating expert, and business owner. His articles have been viewed millions of times, and he has been featured in a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal.

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