What Not to Wear: Halloween Edition


Regina George said it best years ago in the “critically acclaimed” Mean Girls. Halloween night is the one night a year one can dress like a total maniac (or a total slut) without fear of outspoken judgment or retribution. This statement should be taken with thousands of grains of salt, however, because I can think of multiple instances where this does not apply. So, ladies and gentlemen, if you don’t wanna end up looking like Miley Cyrus this Halloween season, follow these clear cut instructions.


1. Don’t be a complete ho-bag = There are two different types of girls in the world in my opinion: The open slut and the closet slut. This Halloween night, I would encourage all of you lady readers to stick with option B. That doesn’t mean you can’t be “sexy,” (although, sometimes I wonder why we do considering Halloween is meant for scary things, not racy things..) but it does mean that you should be aware of what’s being shown to everyone. And sadly, it’s difficult to explain to parents, current employers, mentors, etc. what Regina George meant when she made that quote. I’m all for being a “naughty nurse” or “Officer Ivana B. Bad,” but there’s a sense of class that should be presented in whatever you wear. Here’s a Good Example of what I would consider appropriate and then there’s this..

2. Don’t wear something overly offensive to the general public = The other day I was at a Halloween party and my friend came wearing a hoodie carrying a bottle of tea and a bag of skittles. If you have watched the news at all in the past two years, you’re aware of the Trayvon Martin Case. Catching on now? Don’t get me wrong, his costume was clever and hilarious in my opinion, but there were many people who were offended by his “audacity.” My advice, don’t dress up like a terrorist, Casey Anthony, or the Joker from Aurora.

*Julianne Hough apologizes for Black Face Halloween Costume*

3. Couples costumes, don’t do them.. = Unless you’re Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, you shouldn’t be exhausting all of your options in the couples costume area. If you’re married and have to go to multiple family parties and you wanna be “that adorable couple,” by all means, you have my approval. But, if you’re in high school and you’ve been “dating” a boy for 4 months, please God don’t go as this. Or these.

Other than these tips, go out tonight with friends, be safe and have fun. 🙂

Leslie Cole