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5 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Halloween Costume

Updated on September 16, 2016

What's the right Halloween costume for you? How can you decide who you should dress up as or who you should be for the holiday in question?

Should you be a vampire or someone / something else entirely? What are some tips that can help you? Find the tips below
Should you be a vampire or someone / something else entirely? What are some tips that can help you? Find the tips below

There are so many Halloween costumes that it's practically impossible to count them all. You can find them pretty much anywhere and everywhere.

Just go to the nearest department store and you're sure to find some clothes that are perfect for the holiday in question.

And if you check out online stores, like Amazon.com, you'll find even more outfits to choose from.

These clothes come in a variety of different colors, styles, and designs so you can be anything you want to be for Halloween but with such a wide selection of dresses to choose from, how can you decide exactly what you should wear?

What are the things that you should keep in mind or consider in order to help you decide what the right or the 'best' Halloween costume for you is? Let's take a look at some helpful tips:

5 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Halloween Costume
5 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Halloween Costume

1. Don't let others decide your Halloween costume for you

Rasta Imposta Bacon and Eggs Couples Costume, White/Brown, One Size
Rasta Imposta Bacon and Eggs Couples Costume, White/Brown, One Size

What if your lover wants you two to go to a Halloween party wearing something like this?

Will you say yes even if you don't want to wear this kind of costume? Should you let others decide your outfit for you just because you care about them?

 

What if your friend or family or some other person you know suggests that you should wear, say, a vampire costume for Halloween but you don't actually want to?

What if you want to wear something else? What if you want to be someone else for the holiday in question?

What if your lover wants you two to wear a couple outfit (for example- a king and queen, prince and princess, etc) for Halloween but you don't want to?

What if he or she suggests that you two should go as, say, a god and goddess from Greek Mythology (maybe Hera and Zeus or Persephone and Hades) but you don't want to?

What will you do if you're faced with such a situation? Are you just going to give in to the pressure and agree to what others have suggested even if you don't really want to just to avoid a fight or just to avoid disappointing them?

Some people will like this kind of Halloween costume. They'll think it looks cool / cute / fun / unusual, etc. But not everyone will agree

Bacon and Eggs Halloween costume for couples
Bacon and Eggs Halloween costume for couples

What you need to remember is that you are the one who's going to be wearing the costume so you're the one who should get to choose what you will wear and who you will be for Halloween.

You can listen to the suggestions and opinions of other people but, in the end, it should be your choice. In the end, you're the one who should decide who you'll be and what you'll wear.

Furthermore, you don't have to end up fighting with your lover or friend or whoever else is insisting that you wear whatever they pick out for you for the holiday in question.

Instead of giving in to what they want and not speaking up and letting your voice be heard, you can compromise and talk things over with them.

You can explain why you don't like the outfit that they're suggesting or why you prefer to wear something else. Just as you're trying to compromise, they should also try to be understanding about your feelings and what you want.

Compromise is key

If your lover wants you both to go to an event or party wearing matching or couple costumes, then you 2 need to talk things over and decide on who you should dress up as.

The people you care about, the ones you consider your friends, your own family, should not try to force you to wear outfits that you don't want to.

They should be considerate and understanding and they should want you to be happy.

So, for example, if your lover wants you two to wear matching or couple outfits for Halloween, but you don't like what he or she is suggesting, try to compromise and come up with something that will work for the both of you.

If he or she wants to wear funny costumes but you want to wear superhero or Roman gladiator costumes, talk things over with each other and try to come to an agreement that will satisfy the both of you. Both of you need to decide together so listen to each other's opinions and suggestions and try to compromise.

2. Halloween is supposed to be fun, so like what you wear, wear what you like

Women's Disney Maleficent Movie Christening Gown Deluxe Halloween Costume, Black
Women's Disney Maleficent Movie Christening Gown Deluxe Halloween Costume, Black

Remember that Halloween is supposed to be fun.

You should be enjoying yourself and having lots of fun as you celebrate the holiday with your friends, family, and loved ones.

With that said, if you don't like what you're wearing, how can you enjoy the 31st of October?

How can you have fun if you keep thinking about how much you hate the costume that you've been made / forced to wear?

So choose an outfit that you actually want to wear or wouldn't mind wearing.

This will make you feel comfortable and will really allow you to have fun and enjoy yourself.

Want to be a villain for Halloween?

Disguise Women's Disney Maleficent Christening Gown Deluxe Costume, Black, 4-6
Disguise Women's Disney Maleficent Christening Gown Deluxe Costume, Black, 4-6

Don't let anyone stop you from being whoever you want to be for Halloween even if it is a villain, monster, ghost or some other creature. If you think it's fun to dress up as Maleficent or if you like this kind of costume, then, by all means, choose this outfit

 

3. Wear a comfortable Halloween costume

InCharacter Costumes Corpse Countess Costume, White, X-Large
InCharacter Costumes Corpse Countess Costume, White, X-Large

This costume looks really nice, beautiful and elegant, right?

But if wearing something like this makes you feel uncomfortable (it's hard to move around, it feels awkward, etc), then it's best to just find something else to wear for Halloween.

 

Another thing to remember is to go with something that you're actually comfortable wearing.

Even if you really like how a costume looks like, if it just so happens that it doesn't fit you or that you just don't feel comfortable wearing it, then it would be best if you refrain from wearing it and just go find something else.

Wearing something uncomfortable will just make it harder for you to have fun and enjoy yourself.

Your movements might be limited or you might not be able to walk or run as much or as fast thanks to a costume that is just not right for you.

You might also end up feeling awkward and self-conscious because of how uncomfortable you'll feel while wearing an outfit that isn't right for you.

White Ghost / Corpse Countess Halloween Costume
White Ghost / Corpse Countess Halloween Costume

4. Do not wear a Halloween costume that does not fit you

Like the way this costume looks?

Rubie's Costume Adult Harvest Moon Fairy Costume, Orange, Large
Rubie's Costume Adult Harvest Moon Fairy Costume, Orange, Large | Source

Let's say that you just found the right Halloween costume for you.

You think it's absolutely perfect and lovely and wonderful (insert other such adjectives and descriptions here).

You're looking forward to wearing it and going to various costume parties and hanging out with your friends, family and loved ones.

But all is not well because there's one little problem with the outfit that you've chosen.

While its look, design and color is magnificent and great in your opinion, it doesn't change the fact that the dress unfortunately doesn't fit you.

What should you do if you're faced with this kind of situation?

Should you just go ahead and get the outfit and wear it anyway even if it doesn't fit you and even if it isn't the right size for you?

You can try to look for the same outfit in other stores. You can try to get the same dress in another color.

You can try to look for clothes that look similar to the one you want to wear.

But if you really can't find anything that's in your size or that can fit you, then it's best to just let the dress go.

If your chosen Halloween costume unfortunately doesn't fit you, don't force it. Don't try to wear it.

See if you can find another outfit similar to it or a dress with a different color that is the right size for you.

For instance, there are a lot of different kinds of fairy costumes out there, so you're sure to find one that's just the right size, color, and fit for you.

You shouldn't try to wear a costume that doesn't or cannot fit you because you'll just end up feeling uncomfortable.

You might feel awkward and you won't be able to have fun if you're having a hard time moving around or doing anything since you're afraid that your dress might fall apart or get ripped or something.

There's no point in wearing something that doesn't fit you or that isn't in your size. It might look good and you might love the way it appears but how can you enjoy Halloween if you're worrying about your costume or if you're feeling awkward, stressed and uncomfortable thanks to a dress that isn't right for you?

5. Narrow down your Halloween costume choices

What kind of vampire costume should you wear?

InCharacter Costumes Women's Vampiress Of Versailles Costume, Black/Burgundy, X-Large
InCharacter Costumes Women's Vampiress Of Versailles Costume, Black/Burgundy, X-Large

This isn't the only kind of vampire costume out there. There are so many different kinds and types that you might find it difficult to choose.

 

There are millions of different kinds and types of Halloween costumes to choose from.

You can choose from a variety of colors, designs, and patterns.

You can be whoever you want to be on this holiday from a hero to a villain, from a princess to a fairy, from a warrior to a knight and many others.

But with such a wide selection of outfits to choose from, how can you pick and decide exactly which one you should wear?

In this situation, the best thing to do is to narrow down your Halloween costume choices to make things easier for you.

So instead of looking at all sorts of clothes, you'll only have to look at a few depending on what kind you're looking for.

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For instance, if you've decided to be a vampire for the holiday in question, then focus your attention only on vampire costumes.

To narrow things down even more, you can think about exactly what kind of outfit you want to wear or which kind of vampire you want to be and on whether or not you wish to look scary.

Conclusion

These are just some of the many tips and things that you should consider when trying to choose or decide on exactly what kind of costume you should wear on Halloween.

Try not to get too stressed and just try to take things one at a time. Remember that the aforementioned holiday is supposed to be fun and you're supposed to be enjoying yourself. Wearing outfits that fit you and that you like can really help you have a great time as you celebrate with your family, friends and loved ones.

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      Mike 2 years ago from Harrisburg Pa

      I usually start in July. That way if I am on vacation and end up in New york City or Philadelphia area I can check out the Halloween superstores and buy a few things early. I get accessories since I go the homemade route because of the recycling thing, costumes in a bag don't last as long and I can put the icing on the cake part of the costume as time amd finances permit.

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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      You do have to think about the costume, really. Good points.

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