What are you going to be for Halloween this year? This is a commonly asked question at this time of the year. Some people think that after the age of 12, you shouldn’t dress up for Halloween. Others, on the other hand, believe that it is cool no matter what age you are. I have always really enjoyed dressing up for Halloween ever since I was little. I took a couple years off from dressing up though because I was “too cool.” Most people go through that “too cool” stage though, you’ll grow out of it.
No one is too cool for Halloween. I am unsure on how Halloween is even a thing, but I think we can all agree that it is not the most important holiday. Halloween is still a day that everyone should participate in. It’s like Homecoming week at school, you have the people that dress up, and the people that don’t.
Let me tell you a story. When I was in fifth grade, there was this sixth grader that I liked. It was right before Halloween, and he was asked what he was going to be. He laughed and told everyone he was planning on being himself for Halloween. I was then asked what I was going to be, I knew that I was going to be a pirate, but instead of telling him the truth, I lied and said I wasn’t going to be anything. I was 11 then, and now I am 16, still regretting lying to him. Good news though everyone, the guy I liked is going to be Harry Potter this year. Things change. Give yourself a year, you’ll want to dress up next year.
People that are ashamed of dressing up for Halloween, don’t be, in the end it’s one day out of the year you get to pretend like someone you aren’t, so you might as well. If you want to be Harley Quinn or Donald Trump for Halloween, own it. Be proud. You obviously have a valid reason for them to be who you chose to be for Halloween this year, then don’t be ashamed. If you aren’t dressing up for Halloween, please seriously consider it within the next couple days or before next Halloween. Don’t be afraid to dress up, Halloween is supposed to be fun no matter your age.