You’re never too old to have fun on Halloween, believe that.
A lot of us remember Halloween back when we were kids, right? We’d pick our costume, hopefully, it wouldn’t be that tough to make or find, or too expensive, and then we’d wait in anticipation for that night to come, and we’d grab our buckets, our pillowcases, whatever we had to gather as much candy as we could, and we’d head out to the streets to see whose lights were on and who had decorated their house in a way that could only be described as spooky, scary, and bound to make you run off screaming the moment something jumped out at you. Things have definitely changed over the years, and sadly not always for the better. It’s easy to admit that we had genuine psychopaths out in the world when we were kids, since placing harmful crap in candy and drugging people isn’t anything new, unfortunately. But it still feels as though back in the day we had less to worry about as kids and a lot more fun. But as we grew up, Halloween became defined less by the sweets and more by the treats that we finally started to notice when puberty hit.
As an adult, Halloween can still be a lot of fun, and there’s more than one way to celebrate given that some folks are more traditional and celebrate by attending harvest festivals and paying attention to the old ways that are what spawned the sugar-infused celebrations we have today. As an adult, it’s less about the full-sized Snickers and other candy bars and way more about the other treats that would need to be unwrapped later in the night. Of course, seeing those treats with their ‘wrapping’ on was almost always enticing enough for a lot of guys since women that love to dress sexy on Halloween are the type of treat that one can’t help but fully enjoy and appreciate, especially when they dress up as some of our favorite characters and rock the look, or dress up in a manner that leaves us wondering what type of treat we’ll be looking forward to at the end of the night if we’re lucky.
Yep, Halloween is definitely for adults too, but here comes the part you might not have wanted to hear since it’s been delivered to us for years now when it comes to Halloween. Being an adult on Halloween is a lot of fun, that’s for certain, but it comes with a lot more responsibility that needs to be recognized. I’ll be going into greater detail below, but if you find the need to follow at least a few of the guidelines that myself and many others are going to be reminding you of for the holiday season. I know, guidelines and PSAs are a pain in the ass because they’re laid out so often and with the kind of fervor that might make you need to check your eyelids for holes occasionally. But that’s what the pics are for, and apart from that, it’s just smart to think about staying safe on this night of all nights since, like many holidays, Halloween gets a little crazy when it comes to some folks. But it can be a lot of fun if you pay attention to what you’re doing since this can get you to those late-night treats a lot sooner if that’s what lies in your future.
So, let’s get into it, yeah?
I know, safety is a bore, but it’s important.
There are a few things that stand out as core ideas to help you enjoy your night. Just consider this as friendly advice.
- Consider your outfit: Cultural appropriation is ridiculous to be fair since unless you’re one to be malicious and make fun of someone’s lifestyle, religion, or anything else that comes from their history, it’s a bit of flattery on an evening that could be pointless if one really wants to dig into cultural appropriation fully. But do your due diligence and try to read the room before you go out. Do your best to think about what will piss people off and what will slide in your given neighborhood or wherever the night might find you and dress accordingly. I know, it’s a pain in the ass to worry that much about how you’ll be perceived, but in the long run, it’s a much better idea than showing up as the Twin Towers with a toy plane jammed into your costume. Do yourself a favor and make sure you don’t TRY to offend anyone.
- Plan ahead: If you know you’re going out drinking, and a lot of people do, then take an Uber or a Lyft, or carpool with a designated driver who won’t be drinking. Trust me on this one, too many people have been busted and/or found themselves in accidents over the years. This can be avoided rather easily, and on the bright side, your driver usually knows where they’re going. Just don’t be a belligerent ass and you won’t be walking home.
- Keep those front porch lights off if you’re not handing out candy: Kids have been informed over the years in many locations that if your front porch light is on, then your door is fair game to knock on since it means that you’re handing out goodies. So, if you’re having a private party or snuggling up on the couch to watch a few horror movies over the course of the evening, keep that light off and you’ll be all but guaranteed to have an uninterrupted fright fest.
There are a lot of other points that can be talked about, but at the moment these are among the only ones that you really need to think about, at least until you start thinking of other ways to enjoy the night.
A lot of ladies are going to be dressing in ways that can only be deemed sexy, but that’s no reason to get handsy.
Between Halloween and cosplay events it’s understandable that a lot of guys find it difficult to keep their pants from tightening uncontrollably since there are a lot of ladies that get into the spirit of the thing as they show their curves and leave very little to the imagination at times. But amazingly it still needs to be stated that just because they’re dressing slutty doesn’t mean that they’re going to act slutty. A lot of ladies do dress up because they want to look sexy, some dress up because of their men, and others just want to have fun with it and present themselves in a manner that makes it evident that they can be wild and cut loose. A lot of guys still need to remember that even if these women look fine enough to grind up on, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t to be respected. It sounds like something that should be evident all on its own, right? Some men either didn’t get the right lessons in manners or just don’t care.
The point is that women are still to be respected on this night no matter how provocative their outfits might be. Just because a sexy nurse or angel or…whatever, looks enticing enough to reach out and touch, don’t do it. The only guys that should feel that they can do this are those who are in a relationship with said women and are therefore given the consent to do so. It still astounds me that such a thing needs to be said, but guys, some of those who share our gender are still a bit dim and need to be reminded. If you feel like being the good guy, or at least the less creepy guy, remind those numbwits that forget what it means to respect a woman. I don’t mean lay them out, I mean remind them that unless a woman is their wife or girlfriend, or is showing the kind of consent that means she’s into it, remind your fellow men that its hands off until a lady says it’s okay. And yes, it’s the same for women when it comes to men, even if we don’t hear about this as often. If you’re not a spouse or significant other and aren’t into it, don’t let anyone touch you in a way that makes you uncomfortable, since the excuse that “It’s Halloween” isn’t quite good enough.
Going out with a friend is a smart move.
Having a friend with you on Halloween can be a great idea since it’s one of the best ways to be safe and have a lot more fun. But it should be remembered that taking care of your friend just as they take care of you is important.
Halloween is meant to be fun for everyone.
Those who cosplay are no doubt some of the most well-equipped for Halloween since they’re used to dressing up quite often and likely have many looks that they’ve perfected over the years. It almost seems like an unfair advantage, especially in a costume contest, but honestly, I’d be one of those just sitting back and enjoying the view.
You’ve got to love women who have this kind of confidence.
Ladies that are in this great of shape and know it often end up coming out with the best costumes, and while it’s not exactly gentlemanly to stare with mouth agape and drool dripping from one’s chin, it’s tough not to at times. If you can keep your jaw shut and your opinions to yourself though, other than to tell a lady how great she looks, then more power to you.
It’s tough to say that some costumes work and some don’t.
You’ve seen people that have gone out in skin-tight outfits or those that are extremely revealing, yeah? There’s not much wrong with these costumes to be fair, but at the same time if they’re ever around kids one can only hope that they’re a little more self-aware simply because, well, if you’re looking at a costume and can see that it leaves little to nothing to the imagination it feels safe to say that a G string or something similar could have been a worthwhile addition. At an adult party it’s up to the woman to notice this and do something, but all the same, it’s tough to say anything when most guys are bound to appreciate the view. Hey, I can admit it, you should be able to as well.
Some costumes feel like they’re not bound to go out of style anytime soon…thank goodness.
Over the years the trends have changed quite a bit as one costume after another has been seen to be among the favorites from kids to adults. But while some of them come and go, there are a few that have stuck around since they were implemented. While people have improved upon them in their own ways, the basic looks are still some of the best.
Obviously, some costumes are primarily for a private audience, or to be shared via the internet and not in public.
There are outfits out there that are more or less for home use than anything else. Yes, a lot of these pics do find their way to the internet, and a lot of us are appreciative, but unless women are this confident, they don’t typically come to a Halloween party in this type of outfit. They’d be welcome, but they might also draw a lot of unwanted criticism.
Halloween is a time to make awesome memories.
I mean…yeah, that kind of says it all.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
Halloween is a time to have fun and enjoy your time with your fellow adults if you can. Here’s hoping you have a Happy, and safe, Halloween.