Do’s and Don’ts of Halloween Fashion



Various studies report that adults will spend more than ever before to dress themselves, their children and their pets for the 2014 festivities, and zombies are a popular source for costume inspiration. (Cristina Fletes-Boutte/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

Marie Bobb

Halloween is favored by many people because of the endless candy, costume parties, and the opportunity to dress up as crazy as you want, but there are limits. Halloween is a time to express your inner personality but there are  always those who go too far, or just does it completely wrong. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for Halloween fashion:

Do: Be original. You don’t always have to be a princess, superhero, or a cat. Try something new this year and make it match your personality. You can even be more creative and make your own costume, which will definitely get the attention of others and will help you stick out in the crowd, in a good way, of course.

Don’t: Dress too revealing. Even though it’s Halloween and you can be as original as you want, keep in mind that Halloween is associated with trick or treating, something majority of children take part of. If you’re walking around barely clothed, that’ll be a problem.

Do: Have all the accessories ready with your outfit. It’s embarrassing to have that one missing accessory when the rest of your costume looks great. If you want the perfect halloween outfit, you have to be sure that you have everything you need so that in the end the outfit looks complete.

Don’t: Get a size too big or small for your costume. Walking around with a costume twice your size or a costume that is way too tight is going to be embarrassing, along with uncomfortable. Remember, if you actually go trick or treating you wouldn’t want to walk around feeling uncomfortable.

Do: Respect other cultures. Walking around on Halloween, you’ll see a couple people dressed as different cultures but this is actually something that is looked down upon because no ones culture should be a costume. Stick to the princesses and superheroes if that keeps you away from these costumes.

Don’t: Use body paint if your costume doesn’t require it. If you have a simple costume and want to add more to it, use makeup or jewelry, but you should never have to use full body paint. In my opinion, it’s messy and if it’s not needed with the costume, it throws everything off.

Those are just few of the Do’s and Don’ts for Halloween outfits. Don’t forget to have fun and be yourself, but also remember these few thoughts while looking for that perfect Halloween costume.