It has come that time again… a night when ghouls and goblins roam the night. The first holiday that starts the string of big ones and the next thing you know its March! What a wonderful night for children, exploring all the things that you want to be! Whether you wanted to be an astronaut or a coyboy or someone famous at that time, it was a chance pretend to be that for one full day/night. I remember as a child going to school that day, always excited for the Halloween parade to see what else everyone as going to be! A time when the holiday was innocent and fun; yet as an adult I am not a fan… Ugh… nights fill with crazy drunks in disguise running around downtown causing mayhem. The one night that women believe they can get away with dressing as skanky as possible. Just because the holiday grants you to be anything you want, doesn’t mean you should go gallivanting around town in an outfit that you would be embarrassed to be caught in by your mother! Seriously ladies, why can’t you show yourself a little respect? I’m not going to lie, in high school I wore some smaller costumes but nothing like what 21+ are donning now a day.
It’s funny, I was out with my friend Michael and we started talking about past dates that we went out on and it got me thinking about past Halloweens. I remember one about 3 or 4 years ago where I actually gave my number out to a male that I met on Halloween night. My girlfriends and I ended up at a singles event, one that I didn’t really want to attend but I figured I would play wing-woman to my girls yet I was the only one that was asked for a phone number. I will tell you it was probably because I was one of the few ladies there who were fully dressed. A man isn’t going to take you seriously when your butt cheeks are hanging out of your skirt, but he will think you are available “for a good time” that night. It upsets me to see women do this to themselves which is another reason I can’t stand being out on this holiday. In fact, I think one of my favorite Halloween nights was 2008 in Illinois. I had the house to myself and spent the night in, handing out Halloween candy to all the little trick-or-treaters. Watching the thrill on the childrens faces as they explained what they were in their homemade costumes was so much better than watching drunks make fools of themselves, stumbling down the street and making out with strangers in the corner of the bar.
Here’s the thing, I am not saying that you need to dress up as a nun to be covered from head to toe, but maybe think about your outfit before you go out. Would you be embarrassed to see people from work in that outfit? I am sure a more creative costume will get you more attention than dressing as a “sexy” whatever. Let your confidence shine through instead of your insecurity like every other girl and you’ll be destined to stand out.
I will be spending this holiday at work tonight, just like I did last year however I plan on going home and going to bed instead of going out for “fun” and the only sober one amongst masses. No matter what you decided to do or wear this evening, whether it is bar hoping or house parties, corn mazes and haunted houses or just staying at home to hand out candy and watch scary movies, I do want to wish everyone a danger free and spook-tacular Halloween! May the candy calories not stick to your thighs, your costume come out the way that you wanted, and you go to bed smiling from the fun you had, safe and sound, ready for work day ahead.