Halloween Comfort Rules

Halloween Comfort Rules

Have you found that perfect costume yet? Do you already know where you plan to be on Halloween night? Halloween is that one night a year where it is okay to stay out late, play some pranks, eat tons of sweets, tell chilling stories, and wear something not appropriate for day-to-day activities. In high school, Halloween falls around the time for Homecoming. This means some costumes will get to be worn at school. Of course, there are specific dress codes that need to be followed, but it’s still fun, right? Keep that in mind when choosing your costume for after school functions.

Your outfit does not have to meet school standards, but don’t think that you will be a prude if you wear something that does. I wore a ton of different types of costumes over the ages, and I have to say that my favorite ones were when I was comfortable and warm. If someone is pressuring you to wear something that you don’t want to, then just let them know they are making you uncomfortable. You don’t have to be “sexy” for someone to want to spend time with you.

On another note, if you do wear something a little more revealing, that has no reflection on your sexuality. You are not automatically willing to sleep around just because you wanted to wear something that you thought made you look good. Girls and guys can be mean about these sorts of things, so don’t take their words to heart. I’m sure you will be beautiful in whatever you choose to wear.

If you plan to go to a party without adult supervision, try to follow these rules as best you can for your safety: 

  •  Know at least 2 people that are attending
  • Have a close friend stay by your side the whole night, or know where you are at all times
  • Do not accept drinks from strangers
  • Always watch the person who is pouring your drink, carefully
  • Have a designated driver, or have a plan for a car service
  • Let a parent or guardian know where you are going
  • Drinking underage is illegal
  • If you have been drinking and something happens to your health or someone else’s, call the police! Even if you have been breaking the law by underage drinking, it is still very important that you contact proper authorities if someone is hurt or their life is at risk

Halloween parties can be a lot of fun, just be sure to pay attention to what’s going on.  

Here are some additional safety sites to check out: 

  1. Party Safely: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/partying-safely-tips-for-teenagers
  2. Sexual Harassment law: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/sexual_harassment.cfm


Sarah is a UAB student and an intern for GirlSpring.

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