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    L T X B O M P F A N S R apricissimus's Avatar
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    Halloween is for children

    I'm going to a Halloween party with my girlfriend this Friday, and she wants us to dress up in costumes for it. Now, I'm about to turn 30, and I haven't dressed up for Halloween since I was 14 years old (and even then I thought that maybe I was getting too old for this). I'm going to feel ridiculous dressed in a costume, and I'm going to be embarrassed by the pictures that are surely going to be taken.

    Was it always like this? I thought Halloween was supposed to be for kids. I don't mind getting together for a party, but can't we at least act like grown ups?

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    Halloween can also be a chance for adults to act like kids again, or take the costume party to a more risque adult appropriate level.
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    Then don't go to the party, you downer.

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    Seriously? My 23 year old brother still dresses up and goes Trick-or-Treating. I'm not trick-or-treating this year because I'm gonna dress up as the headless bicycle rider and scare all the little weinies across the road.
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    Go as LA and the GF can be a podium girl.

    Last Saturday I went to a party and didn't feel like dressing up - I told everyone I was Joe The Plumber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    I'm going to a Halloween party with my girlfriend this Friday, and she wants us to dress up in costumes for it. Now, I'm about to turn 30, and I haven't dressed up for Halloween since I was 14 years old (and even then I thought that maybe I was getting too old for this). I'm going to feel ridiculous dressed in a costume, and I'm going to be embarrassed by the pictures that are surely going to be taken.

    Was it always like this? I thought Halloween was supposed to be for kids. I don't mind getting together for a party, but can't we at least act like grown ups?
    I was in the same boat, until I livened up and realized that Halloween is a day where adults can actually let loose without societal repercussions.

    With that said, I'm dressing up this year. It's the first time I've done so since I was little. I'm deciding between Roberto Heras, USPS edition, Kanye West or Joe the Plumber.

    Let's get Pcad to dress up as Johnny Lunchpail, and then I'll kick his arse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kila kila kila View Post
    Then don't go to the party, you downer.
    correct.
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    Dress as a stripper. Male or female. Take your pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    I'm going to a Halloween party with my girlfriend this Friday, and she wants us to dress up in costumes for it. Now, I'm about to turn 30, and I haven't dressed up for Halloween since I was 14 years old (and even then I thought that maybe I was getting too old for this). I'm going to feel ridiculous dressed in a costume, and I'm going to be embarrassed by the pictures that are surely going to be taken.

    Was it always like this? I thought Halloween was supposed to be for kids. I don't mind getting together for a party, but can't we at least act like grown ups?
    I used to think so also. But I have resigned myself to dress up for parties to appease my wife.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I used to think so also. But I have resigned myself to dress up for parties to appear like my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    fify
    dude, you seen her?

    It's like, such an improvement...
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Halloween is for critical mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiju-velo View Post
    Halloween is for critical masses of chocolate.
    exactly
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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    I'm going to a Halloween party with my girlfriend this Friday, and she wants us to dress up in costumes for it. Now, I'm about to turn 30, and I haven't dressed up for Halloween since I was 14 years old (and even then I thought that maybe I was getting too old for this). I'm going to feel ridiculous dressed in a costume, and I'm going to be embarrassed by the pictures that are surely going to be taken.

    Was it always like this? I thought Halloween was supposed to be for kids. I don't mind getting together for a party, but can't we at least act like grown ups?
    Anyone that thinks anything is "just for children" or considers themselves to adults to do things deserve to miss out on such fun as dressing up for Halloween Im 43, thats right, 43, and I still dress up for Halloween! Why? Because its fun! Just like being around a bunch of "adults" that think they are to old/adult to do things is BORING! (to me anyway) and please dont think that Im not a responsible person, I am We've raised to children, have owned our home for around 20 years now, own both our vehicles, have been retired going on eight years, and we all have our futures laid out for us Not bragging, just saying
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    I'm going to a Halloween party with my girlfriend this Friday, and she wants us to dress up in costumes for it. Now, I'm about to turn 30, and I haven't dressed up for Halloween since I was 14 years old (and even then I thought that maybe I was getting too old for this). I'm going to feel ridiculous dressed in a costume, and I'm going to be embarrassed by the pictures that are surely going to be taken.

    Was it always like this? I thought Halloween was supposed to be for kids. I don't mind getting together for a party, but can't we at least act like grown ups?
    You should go as a wet blanket.

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    Just wear a suit, and order martinis. (bond)

    Or wear said suit, and a clear rain poncho, splatter some blood on it (optional), and carry an axe. Feel free to obsess over business cards. (patrick bateman)

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    Well . . . um . . . I'm somewhat older than you and I dress up every year, at work and at home. Last year I even wore my giant yellow banana costume 13 miles home on the recumbent. Admittedly, no one at my house would venture outside to take my picture on the bike while I had the costume on (4 out of 4 said no!) but I'll be changing out of my work costume (ostrich jockey this year) to the giant banana for the commute home again on Friday, so maybe I'll get that picture after all. If it's too stressful, then don't, but if you try it, you might find its all in good fun.
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    I got invited to a co-worker's Halloween party, and if I go at all (not really a fan of crowds/parties/etc.) I'll dress as Captain Spaulding.

    Sid Haig's evil clown Captain Spaulding, not Groucho Marx' safari explorer Captain Spaulding.

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    Tis a most magical time of the year for me, and my favorite holiday - Samhein!

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    Halloween Ratta say "lighten up, foo'!"
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    I'm going to have my own Halloween party. We're going to sit in our smoking jackets, sipping cognac and discussing Proust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiju-velo View Post
    Halloween is for critical mass.
    In my case, costumed critical mass. FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    I'm going to have my own Halloween party. We're going to sit in our smoking jackets, sipping cognac and discussing Proust.
    copycat. I was going to do the same thing, but it was just gonna be me. Oh, but instead of a smoking jacket, I am gonna dress like Princess Leah from that Jabba the Hut scene.

    And instead of cognac, I am going to be drinking Strawberry Milk through a silly straw.

    and instead of Proust, I will be on BF, making an arse of myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    I got invited to a co-worker's Halloween party, and if I go at all (not really a fan of crowds/parties/etc.) I'll dress as Captain Spaulding.

    Sid Haig's evil clown Captain Spaulding, not Groucho Marx' safari explorer Captain Spaulding.
    I figured you more as Spaulding from Caddy Shack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Oh, but instead of a smoking jacket, I am gonna dress like Princess Leah from that Jabba the Hut scene.
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    Whoah. Be sure not to post pics of that. And don't let the metal bra chafe.
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