Get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up


Tiffany Trent, Assistant Opinion Editor


It’s getting to be that time of year when the air becomes crisp, the leaves change colors and sweatshirts and boots replace summer attire. This means Halloween is just around the corner.

Why not dress up and reclaim some of your childhood fun? Whether you work on Halloween, have a party to go to or just want to hang out with some friends and watch movies, dressing in a costume is a festive way to enjoy the holiday.

The most important thing to consider when picking a costume is: “Is this comfortable? Will I want to wear this for hours?” If the answer is yes, then you’re on the right track. The most comfy costumes in my opinion are a doctor or a nurse. You can wear scrubs and sneakers. It might seem like a good idea to wear stilettos or face masks, but after an hour or two discomfort will get the better of you.

If you have the time and/or the money, putting together an elaborate costume can be fun. Some people go all out and dress up as characters from books, movies or cartoons. I always admire these kind of fancy, detailed costumes.

If you are like me, you like to keep your costumes simple and inexpensive. An easy option is to go as an animal. You can paint whiskers on your face and wear some fuzzy animal ears. It’s these small touches that make the day more fun and festive. Another possibility is to wear a pair of festive earrings or a tie with a Halloween pattern, such as spiders, ghosts, candy corn or pumpkins.

Whether you go all out and dress up from head to toe or opt for something small and simple, I highly recommend putting in some effort to get into the spirit and have some fun.