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3 Halloween Costume Mistakes to Avoid

Halloween Costumes
seem like a pretty fool proof thing. All you have to do is dress up, right? Pretty much anything and everything is fair game. But, there are still some Halloween Costume mistakes you can make.

To help you avoid these unfunny and scary-in-their-own-way experiences, here's a quick reminder of just what can still go wrong with your Halloween Costume.

3 Halloween Costume Mistakes to Avoid

1. Yes, It's still Possible to be Too Skanky

We all know that Halloween gives girls the free pass to dress like proverbial 'sluts' while negating anyone's arguments against them. BUT, just because you can wear something without anyone telling you how inappropriate your outfit is, doesn't mean that it can't still cross a line or two. If you want to be a naughty nurse, more power to you! Just keep your eyes on exactly how high your skirt really is and for your own sake, wear underwear. Beyond that, just know that while wearing super short and revealing outfits you have to move differently than you normally do. You know how you take extra care to keep your knees together while wearing a skirt that comes to your mid-thigh? Well quadruple that extra care when your skirt barely covers your butt.

2. No One Knows Who/What You Are

You've got a super unique and special idea and it's going to be so totally awesome when everyone sees you, right? Wrong. The more niche your costume is, the less likely it is that anyone is going to just randomly recognize you. Now that doesn't mean that you can't help people out with a little hint. I've worn a lot of costumes that people needed me to say a line or play a song for them to really understand, so this is very doable. This is why it's easy to go as generic characters like the naughty nurse, because regardless of being naughty, it's likely obvious you're a nurse. If you dress up as a guy in a pin stripe suit with gray hair, a gray mustache, and a bottle of Guiness beer, it may be hard for people to remember the advertising campaign you're parodying.

3. Too Hard to Move Around

So you settled on going as a Rubik's Cube, eh? Good luck sitting down or really doing anything for the rest of the night. Again, I'm not saying don't be the much beloved cube, just that you should think about what turning your body into a box means for your Halloween activities. Sitting, dancing, walking through a crowd, driving a car all become activities impeded by your Halloween Costume if you're not careful. And cubes aren't the only problem. Anything that keeps your hands from moving freely or your head from having clearance in normal rooms is probably something you want to rethink.

Don't give up on your Halloween Costume Ideas just because I pointed out some potential problems! Just keep these possible issues in mind when you pick out your costume and head out for the night. No matter what, pick a costume you know you'll have fun in!

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