Sometimes you're just not feeling it. Or you are too busy with work and life, and all of a sudden you realize it's October 31. Or maybe you are in active rebellion against the cultural expectation of dressing up in a Halloween costume, be it scary, or funny and cute, or sexy. You are not alone.
Using the #IDontDressUpBecause hashtag, these people are taking a stand, before their peers and the world, against dressing up for Halloween. And they are proud.
Some prefer dressing down instead of up. Loving the error message.
#IDontDressUpBecause I dress down instead https://t.co/D3Bam0WU1w— CookieMan (@CookieMan) 1509449907.0
Some complain that it is too cold at the end of October to be out in the night while wearing that skin tight superhero costume - Though not this year, as October saw record-breaking highs across the nation. Thank you, global warming!
#IDontDressUpBecause it's too cold. Halloween should be in August. https://t.co/PrlUnupHds— K. Alice (@K. Alice) 1509448788.0
While others complain that wigs can be expensive, and they've already exhausted their wig budget.
#IDontDressUpBecause I already exhausted my wig budget. https://t.co/XvJNDtXFXp— Dont Think So (@Dont Think So) 1509447656.0
There's also the legit reason that your friends might not recognize you. And then you'll find out how they really feel about you. Actually, that is a great idea!
#IDontDressUpBecause I'm afraid people won't recognize me https://t.co/AaSPtDWiWH— Doogie Yowza (@Doogie Yowza) 1509451738.0
Some people just don't have the time, as they are too busy with their "costume" roles the other 364 days out of the year.
#IDontDressUpBecause my costume everyday naturally is a Mombie.. https://t.co/6RkXDm95Cp— Jmarie (@Jmarie) 1509447720.0
Then of course there are those who prefer dressing up their children... I mean, their PETS!
#IDontDressUpBecause it's more fun to dress up my cats instead. https://t.co/xWkJ1zB5k5— Rachel (@Rachel) 1509447729.0
There are those, more self-aware and confident, who don't feel the need to dress up because they know they are already strange, unusual, and fabulous!
#IDontDressUpBecause I'm already fabulous. https://t.co/uL5cOv0Ckb— Nev Crocker (@Nev Crocker) 1509447759.0
#IDontDressUpBecause I’m strange and unusual enough... https://t.co/YzNttEx6gG— Nolene Dougan (@Nolene Dougan) 1509447745.0
And finally, we have John Morgan keeping it real: "I don't want to put that much effort in for small candy bars. I'll just go buy one."
#IDontDressUpBecause I don't want to put that much effort in for small candy bars. I'll just go buy one.— John Morgan (@John Morgan) 1509447672.0
But if you are having a change of heart, or experiencing more than a twinge of FOMO that you cannot bury deep, deep in your soul, then the Lifestyle section of The Telegraph has a few suggestions to help those who loathe dressing up.
What to wear for Halloween if you don't like dressing up
- Wear all black. You can never go wrong with black, be it clothes or makeup.
- Wear something velvet to conjure up thoughts of witches, magicians, and tarot cards.
- Amp up the glamour with jewelry and accessories, and you have instant fabulous vampire.
- Add a little sparkle for that immortal look, or if you prefer the Twilight kind of vampire.
As for myself... I'm going as a muggle.
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