In girl world, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can…
…Stress out even more than usual about what she’s going to wear (refer to my original what not to wear post: http://wp.me/p4ZrsD-A ).
Ah, yes. The costume party of all costume parties is approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been going insane trying to think of something to wear for the holiday.
And, if you’re anything like me (part two), you obviously need to have the funniest, the cutest and the most clever costume.
FINE, I admit it… I kind of like attention.
But, as a 20-something, collegiate girl, it can be an absolute terror trying to find a balance between cute and funny. That’s the real Nightmare on Elm Street/any street for that matter.
Personally, I will always prefer funny costumes over sexy costumes. Anyone can throw on a cop costume with a deep v-neck and a push-up bra. Sorry, ladies, literally no one is impressed. Do us all a favor and, if you’re planning on being a bunny… don’t.
So, unless you’re going to outdo everyone and wear lingerie out in 30 degree weather (I feel like I may regret setting that up as a challenge..) be original for once. Please. I’m begging.
I don’t even think I hate scantily clad costumes so much as I hate boring ones. Like, by all means, dress up as Pam Anderson from Bay Watch. That is in no way conservative, but at least I didn’t see 12 of you walking around the party.
Back to the dilemma, though. Clearly I appreciate an original, funny costume idea much more than a pair of cat ears and thigh highs, but it’s still difficult finding a clever outfit yet somehow still letting people know you’re, well, a female. For example, I could easily dress up as Marshall Mathers with my creepy, pale skin and bleach-blonde hair, but like, that would be really freaking weird of me. Funny: good. Creeping everyone at my college out: bad.
I really do admire the girls that have the guts to go all out. The ones that do not care at all what they look like and take Halloween as an opportunity to be hilarious. My friend was Lil’ Wayne last year. And not like “a sexy Lil’ Wayne” in a mini skirt (that actually doesn’t even make sense.. Why would he be wearing a skirt?). No, I mean like foil teeth and a dreaded wig. That’s hysterical. Kudos, girlfriend.
There are two types of girls on Halloween…
Oh, and I forgot to mention one other important factor. Most girls (sane ones at least) don’t want to spend more than, let’s say, $4.75 on their entire Halloween attire. So that will really narrow your options down to being a bed-sheet ghost, which may be my best bet at this point.
So, what’s a difficult girl like me to do? Stress, duh. I’ll probably still be worrying about my costume on Friday.
It’s just really hard being an easily unimpressed, critical brat on the holidays, isn’t it?
P.S. open to suggestions…