It's that time of year again when adults in weird outfits come out of the woodwork! The time of year you show up to Halloween parties and your jaw hits the floor when you see some people's outfits. You begin to wonder, "This is the second year in a row Joe dressed up as a woman, do you think he has a tendency to cross dress?" Or you scowl at Cindi's outfit, "Oh yeah, here she is again in her perfect little body dressed as a cheerleader! Did she not outgrow that in high school?"
Psychologist and life consultant Dr. Wendy James says, "Your Halloween costume is a great opportunity to let your creativity flow without boundaries. Any individual who doesn't necessarily exert an abundance of power or influence in their daily lives can become a spectacle on Halloween and scare, thrill, or make hundreds of others laugh. A great costume can make you the center of attention. I think many people love Halloween because it's a hall pass away from your own life for one night and an opportunity to engage in a world of total fun & fantasy. Halloween can a mentally stimulating and healthy event for many people."
Dr. James shares some insight about what your Halloween costume really says about you:
Likely worn by an insecure man who’s acting out his fantasy of dominating women. It’s really not an original costume and is often a choice for the uncreative types.
Outgoing individuals tend to dress up like celebrities because it almost guarantees they’ll get lots of attention.
Gross / Scary
Horror is popular in pop culture and if a person goes for the gross and scary costume, chances are they will be low key individual who don’t seek the limelight.
Disney / Cartoon Character
This is a safe choice that is G-rated for all audiences. It’s a people pleaser and often worn by someone who doesn’t prefer to rock the boat.
Kind hearted individuals tend to flock to these costumes as they wish to help others and be seen as making a difference.
Funny / Original
When you see a costume that make you look twice of three times, chances are the wearer of that costume is an A-type personality and highly creative individual who probably spend the past 9 months creating their costume.
Considering how unpopular congress is today, anyone who would dress up like them probably enjoys being scorned and reviled. People who dress up like members of congress this year should probably seek professional counseling.
Likely a choice of people completely out of touch with their inner child or those who feel they are “too mature” to be dressing up in costumes. They have the potential to bore people physically to death.