Rather than jumping into another futile complaint and internal debate with myself (because nobody actually cares), I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday first. Now that we got that out of the way, I have two issues to discuss in regards to All Hallows Eve, or “Halloween” in for all you common folk. They’re not even issues, more like tiny nuggets.
Nugget 1: If you need a side-by-side picture on Instagram to explain what your costume is, then you costume, by that logic, is ineffective. The costumes that are executed well and are obvious to anyone looking at them are wonderful; those Instagram pictures are more of a comparison than an explanation, and that I have no problem with. Essentially if someone has to ask what you are, your costume sucks and your Instagram picture doesn’t deserve any love, respect, or likes.
Nugget 2: I get secondhand embarrassment when I see people in shitty homemade costumes. Real costumes cost a shit ton of money, don’t get me wrong, but if you’re gonna throw something together at home, put a little effort in please. Get creative one time. Can’t tell you how many people wear a red shirt and write CRAYOLA on it and think that’s an acceptable costume. It’s actually a garbage tshirt with Sharpie on it you buffoon. Making your own costume actually gives you more flexibility than buying a costume. You can be anything you want and are at a major advantage to the people buying costumes. Don’t squander it with a pedestrian effort.