Monday, 30 October 2017

Halloween pet peeves



I am going to most probably sound elitist here so bare with me. The point of this post is not to really offend anyone. I just want to express my not-so-positive point of view when it comes to normal folk dressing goth for Halloween.

Tomorrow is Halloween. This is my favourite holiday and I am sure that it is for the majority of us. I love this time of the year. Fall, doesn't just mean my favourite holiday but it also means cooler temperatures, my pretty corseted fall coat, the foliage and pumpkin spice everything. This is also the time of the year where I get the most annoyed too.

Like the majority of us, I often take my personal finances into question when it comes to purchasing alternative clothing. Don't get me wrong. I try to thrift shop, I try to get creative with outfits that can be purchased in mainstream stores, I bargain hunt online and I save up for a cherished, most desired piece of clothing. I often put a lot of time, energy, and effort into my look. With all that, it just rots my socks when people compliment me on my "Halloween costume." I used to laugh it off , smile and go about my way. Sometimes I would politely tell these people that "no, it is not a costume. I dress like this everyday" Perhaps there is a lot going on with my personal life but this year in particular, it took me a herculean effort to not get snarky with these people.

Another pet peeve: People buying cheap Goth Halloween costumes, wear bad makeup and then boasting about how they dress just like me! Ugh no, sweetheart. This sometimes amuses me. I sometimes laugh because their version of Goth is very different than ours. If it makes them happy. When I was a kid, back in the eighties, I was a punk on Halloween. I thought I was so cool. I wonder how the punks thought about this back then?

Lastly, I love scary costumes. Every year, I always scoff at the female costumes (or lack thereof) because since when did Halloween become sexy? I know this is not a new trend and if women are comfortable dressing that way, more power to them but personally, I roll my eyes. This is just me.


I guess perhaps I am a little overprotective this time of the year or perhaps it is my old age coming out. Either way, I am excited for tomorrow! Happy Halloween, folks!

If you do plan on taking part of Halloween festivities, please be responsible.


14 comments:

  1. Haha, that Mean Girls quote is everything that's wrong with Halloween! I agree with you wholeheartedly! Luckily, we don't celebrate Halloween here, so I'm spared of most of this nonsense. I did get the "nice costume" thing a few times though.

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    1. You are so lucky to be spared some of the nonsense!

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  2. For me it’s the one night it doesn’t matter if I look horrible! That’s just creepy and Halloween! Haha!

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    1. LOL that reminds me of when I was in high school. I showed up dressed all in white as a joke

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  3. Yeah... Last weekend was the wrong weekend to wear a cape around town...I regretted that one lol. 🤦🤦🤦

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  4. I don't mind most sexy Halloween costumes. My beef is when a company takes something that isn't suppose to be sexy and makes it that way. A couple of these "sexy" costumes that I've seen in ads over the years are sexy ketchup bottle, sexy Chewbacca and sexy hazmat suit. -_-

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  5. Since we don't have Halloween in the same way over here, I don't get the "nice costume" comment a lot, but understand your frustration.

    To me, there's a difference between making fun of a culture and admiring it. If you admire it, you hopefully choose the costume of some sort of icon like Morticia or maybe even Siouxie or Robert Smith. I'm not sure if I'm making any sense but I feel like it should be possible for someone to both "dress up" as a goth icon without being goth, if it's done right.

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    1. That makes sense and I would love to see more Siouxsie or Robert Smith costumes

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  6. Happy Halloween and Samhain blessings to you too!

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  7. Happy Halloween! I remember when I was in high school, someone dressed up as ME for Halloween! I decided to take it as a compliment! Good thing I have a sense of humour :)

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    1. Imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery, I guess :p

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