If you're like me, you think Halloween is the greatest holiday of the year. It's the one day you get a pass to dress up and be whatever it is you want to be. Everyone at the party/bar/office/restaurant is in a good mood, and things generally remain that way as long as you stick to the basics of a solid costume.

Have you ever been to a party where someone ended up winning the top prize of the night, the costume contest, yet it looks like it was just thrown together with clothing that was most likely part of their daily wardrobe?

Sure you have.

I know it's a bummer, especially when you put a lot of effort into creating something original and unique for yourself, but that should be the red flag that signifies you've gone too far.

Not all costumes are equal, and the amount of time, effort, and money you put into one doesn't matter at all. It's all about what gets people talking in a good way. Things like not being too on-point with a timely joke, trying to push a political agenda, or trying to be ironic. That's not to say you can't be ironic in your choice of costume... but if you have to try, it won't be ironic.

There is such a thing as too relevant. Too inappropriate. Too sexy. Too original. Not original enough... you see where I'm going with this?

If you really want to enjoy your Halloween festivities this year regardless of where they happen, remember these pro-tips to ensure people talk about your costume on the positive side of things.

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