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Last Minute Tips for Choosing a Halloween Costume

October 11, 2016 by StageScreen - No Comments

A good Halloween costume takes time, planning, and preparation. However, what if it is too late for any of those three things? If you have allowed October 31st to sneak up on you without making any preparations for your look, you might feel like there is no hope to pull something together in time. While more time is always better than less, the good news is this – you can still put together a great Halloween costume that will allow you to have a memorable time on the final night of October.

Don’t Forget About Comfort

In the rush to pick out an outfit before the fun holiday arrives, you might feel like you have to take whatever you can find. That isn’t necessarily the case. You might not have time to be too picky, but you still want to at least be comfortable when you head out for the night. After all, if you aren’t comfortable, what is the point of going out in the first place? Pick out a costume that fits well, makes you feel comfortable, and won’t have you trying to crawl out of it after just a few minutes.

Think About the Weather

There is actually one advantage to shopping at the last minute for your Halloween costume – you can check the weather forecast! You won’t have any idea what the weather is going to be like if you shop a month in advance, but you certainly can consult the forecast if Halloween is only days away. There are two things to look for – the temperature predicted for Halloween night, and the chance of rain. If it is going to be cold or wet, keep that in mind when picking out he right costume for you.

Safety First

Another important point to remember when shopping – even if you are shopping at the last minute – is safety. Are you going to be walking around on the sidewalks after the sun has gone down? If so, make sure your costume has at least some bright and reflective element to allow cars to see you with ease. If your costume is all dark material, you might as well be invisible to cars – and that is a dangerous situation to put yourself in.

Be Open Minded

Considering there are only a few days left until the end of the month, you aren’t going to be able to be too picky when it comes to your costume – other than making sure you think about the points above. As you shop, be creative and open minded with different ideas in order to come up with something that works. You might be able to, for example, combine two costumes into one that suits your personality and attitude. Halloween is a holiday that is supposed to be all about fun, so make sure your costume works toward that goal more than anything else. In the end, you can have fun in many different costumes as long as you have the right attitude towards the night – be safe and have a great time!