People who don’t dress up for Halloween parties
By Jessica Berget, Editor-in-Chief
Nearly every year I go out for a Halloween celebration. And nearly every year there is at least one person who decided not to dress up. And nearly every year I am disappointed that there are some people who show up to Halloween costume parties not wearing a costume. Seriously, why even go to a Halloween party if you’re not dressing up?
For one thing, it’s not that difficult to come up with or make a costume (unless you’re planning a complicated one). Most of the time, it doesn’t even have to be good, it just has to be a costume. If you have to be a lame pun or pull together an outfit you just found in your closet last minute that’s fine; at least you tried. However, if you are not going to even try to dress up for a party, I think that’s super lame and the other party-goers who are dressed-up should be allowed to rag on you the entire night for it.
To me, it’s more fun if everyone is dressed up. If there are one or two people who chose not to wear a costume it spoils the fun. There is a real sense of community when everyone is suffering the same pain of sweating and partying in their hot and uncomfortable get-up. Everyone should be on the same page and participate in the same rituals of the Halloween spirit. Furthermore, you should know that Halloween parties include dressing up. If you don’t want to dress up, don’t go.
Some people may not want to dress up because they feel foolish, or that it’s too much effort for something so silly, and it is all of those things, but that’s what makes it so fun!
Seeing everyone else’s creations, making your own vision of a costume come true with the smallest details, and then partying your ass off in it is the essence of this holiday—and my favourite part. It’s one of the only times of the entire year that you can wear whatever you want and have fun being creative and crafty. You can honour a favourite celebrity, video game character, television show, obscure movie—whatever strikes your fancy.
Finally, if you don’t wear a costume for Halloween parties, you miss out on the best part of being in a costume—taking it off at the end of the night.