If you've read this blog for a year or two, you'll know that I love Halloween. In my opinion, it's one of the best times of year to meet new people because there are so many opportunities to dress up, attract attention and flirt the night away with people you wouldn't normally meet.
Being coupled up at Halloween is fun too; it's a project to create a couples costume, one that covers both of your personalities well and allows your partnership to shine. Obviously many of you agree, as my Halloween costumes for couples list is by far the most popular page on this site at this time of year.
I change and add ideas to each list every year as readers respond and I get new ideas, and this year is no exception. I also get submissions from readers and PR folks that just don't fit into a particular category, but that I feel are too special to be missed - so here are those unusual suggestions, tips and ideas (and I'll add to them as I receive new ones too):
Trayce, a single woman who has passed the 30-year-old mark, commented that she didn't want to dress up for Halloween without her outfit being classy yet subtly sexy. She feels that many a single gal gets a bit too open with their outfits, so she's decided to, "wear a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind piece by mask artist Jeff Semmerling with a black sheath dress. I won't even need jewelry because his bejeweled masks are so spectacular." Last year she wore something similar, "a magnificent mask that was covered in Emerald green Swarovski crytals with skinny jeans and a black turtleneck. Everyone approached me."
Several folks, including a gent named Phil, suggested readers look at trends from yesteryear to get Halloween costume ideas. "Vintage clothing has become very popular in the past few years, and many shops sell men's stuff as well as women's - 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s clothes could make great costume ideas for a couple." He also suggested looking online at Modcloth and LAVintage for those without other options locally, and KD Dance shared that they have several options that are vintage-inspired as well.
What do you plan on wearing this Hallowe'en? Feel free to share links to photos, ideas or suggestions, or take a peek at my unusual but fun lists below for even more ideas and inspiration.