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5 Costume Reminders for Social Events

It’s that time of year when our favorite characters come to life at parties, music festivals and other Halloween themed costume events.

Originally published at millennialmoderator.com.


Costumes are fun ways to role play with your friends and impress others at social events. In the quest for the ultimate costumes however, it can be easy to overlook the inconveniences that come with them. Don’t get me wrong, you should absolutely be creative with your look, but try asking yourself these 5 reminders before dropping a stack on that “authentic” Sailor Moon costume.

1. How does the costume material feel when sweaty?

If you’re wearing a costume to a social event that has any sort of physical movement, then you should expect to get sweaty. Surely, deodorant is on your list of “do not forgets” but have you thought about the material of your costume? Wool for example is itchy as hell, while 100% synthetic materials don’t breathe, leaving you in a pool of sweat all evening. The best material in my experience is a synthetic blend, one that perhaps covers less of the body. Let’s be honest, most adults already plan to go for this look anyways.

2. Is the costume reusable?

Buying that inflatable sumo suite is definitely a great idea, but how often will you realistically wear it? Costumes are totally cool to be one-time wears (if you can afford it), but is there perhaps a more practical costume that you can wear time and time again? Funny holiday sweaters for example, provide timeless laughs when they’re pulled from the back of the closet each year. Or, if you insist on buying new costumes, try starting a costume bin where you collect, mix, and match costumes for new looks!

3. How flexible is the costume?

If you’re going out to a costume themed event, there will be a lot of physical movement. While the movement may not necessarily induce sweating (a movie premier, for example), imagine trying to sit down dressed as a carton-of-milk. Costume flexibility is also a no brainer for dance music events. If you’re going to groove, your clothes have to groove with you!

4. How original is your costume?

Are you planning to wear the same “sexy angel” costume along with the other dozens of people at the function? That’s cool if so, but why not get a fun, original costume that catches peoples attention? If you’re going to a party with your significant other or perhaps with a friend, try some group costume ideas. Here’s a free one that’s hot right now: moth & lamp costume combo.

5. Will the costume accessories inconvenience you?

Dressing up as a wizard is a timeless classic, but what are you supposed to do with the wand, itchy beard, pointy cap and cape that drags on the ground 3 feet behind you? You could save yourself a lot of inconvenience by minimizing the accessories your costume requires. Or you could find a creative way to store the accessories. Free idea: dress up as Ness from Earthbound and use his backpack to store various items for you and your friends.

Costumes are fun ways to role play with your friends and impress others at social events. In the quest for the ultimate costumes however, it can be easy to overlook the inconveniences that come with them. Take the time to find a comfortable costume and minimize hassle for your night out.

I hope these 5 tips helped you pick the right halloween costume! Did I miss something? Share with me on Twitter!

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Originally published at millennialmoderator.com.