The Do’s and Dont’s of Halloween Costumes

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As the end of October approaches and the excitement of Halloween takes over, coming up with a great costume idea can be daunting. Here are a few important things to remember when picking out your costume:

DON’T wear shoes you’ll regret

High heels are great, but if you’re finding yourself wobbling and nearly falling all night long, it’s probably best you leave the extra inches at home and opt for some flats or sandals. Forcing yourself to hobble everywhere will not only leave your feet feeling sore all night, but it will put a huge damper on whatever plans you partake in.

DO be creative

Count how many girls are dressed as cats on Halloween, and then you’ll understand what I mean. Think outside the box a little bit and be creative. Try dressing as something you’ve never seen before, and you’ll get compliments all night long.

DON’T be offensive

If you think something could be taken the wrong way or offend others, it most likely will. Avoid costumes that will make people uncomfortable. Keep in mind that your humor and others’ humor can be completely different and some things could be taken offensively. Choosing a costume that would be widely accepted by others is your best shot at avoiding issues with other
Halloween goers.

DO dress for the weather

Michigan weather can be unpredictable, so dress according to the weather. Bring a jacket, wear a scarf or wear pants instead of shorts. Staying warm is crucial to having a good time, or else you’ll be shivering the whole night and just want to go home.


Taylor Downs is a junior professional writing major from Kalamazoo, Mich. You will almost always find her with coffee in hand or spending far too much time on her phone texting or listening to music. She loves going out to eat, indulging in TV reruns and spending time with her family and friends.


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