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(October 10, 2009 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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As much as I love dressing up for Halloween, I think sometimes we cross the line. Iíve been guilty of a few misconducts in regards to costumes in the past, and hopefully you wonít be this year. Before slipping on your Halloween costume, be sure to give it a bit of careful thought.

Fun versus Scary Costumes

If you plan on dressing up as a monster and hiding somewhere only to jump out at kids trick or treating, think about what you might do. Jumping out at your 10-year-old brother and his buddies is one thing, but doing the same to 4-year-old Buzz Lightyear and Woody can cause lasting trauma. Not only will you feel bad when you make him cry, youíll also likely hear it from their mother. Monster costumes, especially those that are amazingly realistic are great to wear with older kids. Just leave the mask off if you plan on any surprises with the little guys.

Sexy versus Inappropriate Costumes

Browsing through the costume shops, there seem to be a huge number of costumes that would look at home in a lingerie catalog. Do any girls actually wear these things out in public? I guess they do looking on how many seemed to be missing off the shelves. Iím not one to preach, but I feel like we need to mention there is a line between being a sexy witch and being an inappropriately dressed witch.

Cleavage Ė both at the top and bottom - is a bit much for a family holiday. If you canít bend over to pick up fallen candy without falling out of your costume or you look more like turning tricks than gathering treats, youíre over the top. Bring it back to a more appropriate level and everyone will be happier, you included.

Funny versus Degrading Costumes

There are always those costumes out there that seem to play off a stereotype or are demeaning. Thereís a fine line to walk between being cute and funny and being offensive. Dressing like Michael Jackson is a good example. You can do it respectfully or not. Being a respectful MJ is a nice tribute. Making it ugly with overbearing make up or outrageous antics is over the line.

The same can be said for the many ďpimpĒ style costumes. Surely no girl would enjoy wearing a leash or acting like she ďbelongedĒ to someone dressed that way. Walk that line and have a good time being creative, but if you have a twinge of doubt, listen to your instincts and opt for a different approach to a costume.

Just Odd

You have to have the right personality to wear some of those more outlandish costumes out there. Not everyone can be dressed as a Whoopie Cushion or a giant loaf of bread. Teenagers wearing diapers or hot dog suits are an unusual breed. If thatís you and everyone gets the fun of it, great Ė go wild. But if youíre timid, you might play it a bit safer with something more conventional, at least for the time being.


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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: November 20, 2009
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AngelaPRETTY__

21/Female
Woodbury, MN
Posted On: October 24, 2009
I'll dress as how I please and scare kids as I please, which I can't this year because I'm Alice in Wonderland. And I still don't see how its "selfish."
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JeZz

26/Female
Kew Gardens, NY
Posted On: October 23, 2009
I have a feeling this year Vampires will be very popular...
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 21, 2009
*sigh*

There IS a line that divides appropriate and innappropriate.

Whether or not you choose to see it is your own issue.

She wasn't telling you what to do.

If you feel the absolute need to go out seeking negative attention then that is your own business. It would be hard to stop anyone from doing what they feel they want .
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keosha135

23/Female
Houston, TX
Posted On: October 20, 2009
im going to dress how ever i feel so no one can be apropreit or not!!
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iDGAFx

18/Female
Tulsa, OK
Posted On: October 18, 2009
haaaah , me and my friend mikayla wanna dress up as milkshakes and then jump into the streets and start singing that song . [x

we're such dorkss ,
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 18, 2009
But if you're going as a Marked vampire and you're a girl shouldn't you wear a dark red and black pretty dress like they did at their rituals?

I loved that series! But I like Twilight too. Try the Sookie Stackhouse series, that ones good as well!
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phantomfan12

19/Female
Morrisville, VA
Posted On: October 18, 2009
I'm going as a Vampyre.

But not an old fashioned Vampyre, I'm going to be a modern Vampyre (But NOT TWILIGHT!) more like House of Night.

I've got to find a design for the Mark on my forehead...

I'm just gonna put on my trenchcoat, my fangs , and I guess some black clothes...

Vampyres rule!!!

~~Ally~~
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 17, 2009
Oh that would be so neat!

I'm not dressing up, too much going on atm darn it all!
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Cinetari

26/Male
Canada
Posted On: October 16, 2009
So whats everyone planing to be for halloween, i'm one of those weird breeds and I'm going as a death eater complete with a Lucius Malfoy cane
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L2tomy9

19/Female
Orlando, FL
Posted On: October 16, 2009
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L2tomy9

19/Female
Orlando, FL
Posted On: October 16, 2009
Intimate? if they're revealing it,, it ain't that intimate anymore. by then it's just plain sick and wrong. i'm 14 and a half and i still go trick or treating in "conservative" out fits. Girls who dress like "You know whats'" are just retarded and most likely just trying to get "attention."
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Xx_Pixie_Dust_

19/Female
Canada
Posted On: October 16, 2009
I agree, but I think most girls who buy them may plan on wearing them to parties instead.
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 16, 2009
Se.xy costumes should stay at home no matter what. I wouldn't mind having them, but I would never wear it out in public. Girls that do need to realize that they are

A. Putting themselves in danger and

B. Are being extremely selfish.

Why selfish? Because this is first and foremost a holiday that CHILDREN look forward to, they should not be subjected to seeing something so intimate and ruin their innocence.
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