the Halloween dilemma.

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Am I the only one who still stresses out over a buying a Halloween costume? If so, this is embarrassing, so pretend I’m writing this from an outside-looking-in perspective.  Anyways,  when did Halloween costumes come with so many implications?  You have to be sexy, but not too sexy, remaining themed, and witty, while being original, yet identifiable.  And on top of all that, you have to be on a psycho-workout regimen to fit in the costume.

I have come to the conclusion that the costume dilemma for men is a little more complicated. I am fan of the simple, spirited, but not overly committed costume.  I'm assuming that is because Halloween wasn't that important to me until I had parties to go to.  So I usually try to be the middle ground between too much and didn't try at all.

Onesie available at ASOS.com

Onesie available at ASOS.com

Here's my break down of everyone else.

Every guy who is really feeling himself this year or wants to establish himself as an aspiring sex symbol will probably be in some variation of a Gladiator or Spartan costume. So always be prepared to run into a mismatched grouping of the cast of 300.

I also appreciate the person who’s costume rejects any sex appeal and goes the comedic route.  Despite the fact that everyone will probably talk about you, screw ‘em. You get an A+ in my book.

 And there will always be the sweet soul who took Halloween extremely seriously and went for the fake flesh wounds and facial sores… I’ve never had a personal need to have people be repulsed by my face, but what do I know?

At the end of the day, I think Mean Girls (specifically the Halloween scene) has raised the stakes for us all, and I’d be lying if I said I didn't feel the pressure.  I always find it pretty commendable if someone goes out looking a straight fool for Halloween. So if that's the route you're looking to go down, consider this my official endorsement.  All in all, have fun and don’t over think it. Hopefully at this point you feel empowered to look as great, terrible, over-sexed or as virginal as you want. 

Until next time,

OM