Lesson #44 – Halloween is the ultimate girl’s night.
Halloween weekend is here! Get your corsets and animal ears ready because if Mean Girls has taught us anything, this is the one time of year when skimpy outfits are perfectly acceptable…well, if you don’t count that Spring Break booze cruise you took to Mexico. If you ignore the fact that mass-produced costumes sexualizing occupations traditionally dominated by women is totally demeaning, Halloween is the ultimate girls’ night.
The perfect single girl’s Halloween starts with you and your best friends, getting ready together with the perfect party soundtrack playing the background. Halloween is basically a night of dress-up, so take a little extra time getting glamorous with your girlfriends. Just think, if you were getting ready with your boyfriend, you probably wouldn’t get to interrupt applying the perfect smoky eye for a Britney Spears dance-off on the bed. But with if you’re getting ready with your girlfriends you can swap around makeup, do each other’s hair, ask opinions about things your guy would’ve cared less about, and laugh about the Halloween versions of yourselves.
So you’re single now and feeling a little anxious about having to give up your pre-planned Prince William and Kate Middleton costumes? No worries, this holiday is the perfect time to step out on your own, in a costume that you’ve always wanted to be, and never needed a counterpart for. We’ve heard it all before, but this is the one night a year you get to be anyone you want and if you’re dealing with a breakup, consider this a night to escape your regularly programmed post-breakup life.
If you’re looking to kick this girl’s night to the next level, group costumes are perfect for ramping up the girl power. The Spice Girls and Fanta girls have made the top of my list for favorite girl group costumes.
Another favorite for costume inspiration this year are the bad girls. Villains make the best costumes because they really give you a chance to step out from your normal life. This year, I’ll be dressing up as Cruella de Vil, despite my own affinity for animals. If you’re not ready to be a villain just yet, a lined cat-eye and a glossy red lip, can give you just the right about of bad girl edge. You can’t help but feel sexy and powerful with bad girl costumes including the likes of Bettie Page and Joan Jett.
Halloween is supposed to be fun, so stick with your friends, get dolled up, and goof off whether you’re at a house party or hitting the club scene. Believe me, it’s better than walking into party in a couples costume every other couple is wearing…or waking up to a guy who looked a lot better the night before in a Tigger suit.
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