With Halloween right around the corner, it’s high time we started preparing for this big night. This means stocking up on chocolate, lollipops, fruit-roll-ups, and all the different types of candy out there. But that’s not enough. It’s time to start thinking about what costume you want to wear to dress up your evening. You have a few options with this: you can either go to the store and purchase a pre-made costume of your choice, or make one yourself at home. No matter which one you decide on, these tips will help you don the best and most attractive costume on October 31st.
Pick A Style
First you must decide what style or theme you want to go with. Obviously you can always go for the classic pirate, superhero, warrior, etc…but why not stand out and catch everyone’s eye with a unique look. Add a pair of steampunk goggles for men or jewelry for men to your look to put an unusual twist on a common style. Tweaking your outfit in such a way is a great way to attract positive attention because it shows off your creative side and allows you to demonstrate an nontraditional you. For ideas, try browsing the web for Halloween costumes for men and basing your look off of that.
Set A Budget
Step two, when choosing what to wear is deciding how much you’re willing to spend. Purchasing costumes and all the accessories to accent the outfit can really wrack up the bill if you’re not careful. Pick a price that allows you reasonable leeway when it comes to selecting your look, but enough restrictions that you don’t go over the top.
Using your budget as a restraining leash, make or buy your costume. To stay within a reasonable price range, consider purchasing one big item for your costume and then scrounging around the house, borrowing from friends, or making the rest yourself. Keep in mind that the accessories can be more important to the outfit than the actual clothes themselves. Adding steampunk goggles with light bulbs or flashlights can pull a steampunk Halloween costume together better than an actual steampunk shirt. Don’t make impulse buys! Think about the one ornament that will pull your whole look together and let that be the one thing you spend your money on.
Stay In Character
Your costume doesn’t need to look over the top in order to look great. A simple style can shine brighter than anything else as long as you wear it right. As soon as you slip into your costume, make sure you slip into character too. Add a swagger to your step, a limp to your walk, a raunchy smile to your face, a twitch, a growl, an accent…If you build a persona around your costume and stick with it throughout the night, it doesn’t matter how little or how much you spend on your look.
Most importantly, though, is to have fun with it. Don’t pick a look or attitude that will leave you feeling awkward and uncomfortable. Let loose in your look, get together with your friends, and have a great night!