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Halloween Costumes - Being Different

Aug 15, 2008
Halloween parties are growing in popularity as an excuse to have fun, and are one of the few high profile social events through the year where dressing up is what it's all about. Choosing what to wear to a Halloween Party can be a little frustrating.

Several costumes are basically guaranteed to make an appearance at all the Halloween parties every year. Witches, ghosts, and Dracula (and maybe even his bride) are all popular Halloween disguises, but they are not the only ones available at local costume shops.

If you happen to have the time, money, and desire to do so, you could make a completely unique costume all by yourself. Most people, though, are missing at least one of these three things and thus choose to wear a ready made costume that's uniqueness comes from its absolute lack of connection to anything even slightly related to Halloween.

Costumes that are controversial, clever, or daring are sure to stand out from the rest of the more conservative outfits. Some people probably would not feel comfortable wearing such an interesting get up, but with just a little bit of confidence and poise it can be done successfully.

You can make your costume unique and interesting by simply using a clever conversation starter that relates to your outfit somehow. If you like, you could even choose to make fellow party goers laugh with a short, funny story to go with your Halloween disguise.

Let's take an example. Instead of going as a ghost, go as one of the Ghost Buster movie characters, and work the room meeting all the ghosts with the line you are there to bust them. Soon everyone will know you are there at the party.

If you go as a group, coordinate your costumes and show up, for example, as the Adams Family. It gives you an excuse to ham it up with each other. You won't be the first to use that costume, but people will notice all of you and want to talk about your distinctive united approach.

If, when you go to buy a costume, the only one left is the all too common Dracula, you can still mix it up and make it your own. For example, you could opt to wear Dracula's classic tuxedo top, but change the pants to golf pants and tell everyone at the party you are Dracula on vacation. This is sure to attract someone who loves golf and lots of curious party guests.
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Looking for more costume ideas for Halloween this year? Visit the Get In Costume website for lots more helpful information & advice. Plus, get your free copy of our Halloween Family Safety Guide at http://www.getincostume.com
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