Halloween is quickly approaching and it is far too easy to leave costumes to the last minute! Last year, I found myself scrambling for a costume on October 29th! Needless to say, I wasn't very happy with my costume or the price I paid to buy it. However, knowledge is largely experimental and this year I've learned my lesson and am buying my costume quite early.

     Buying your costume early has it's advantages and disadvantages. One major advantage is that you don't have to worry about the long lines in the pop-up costume shops and the mad rush to buy whatever is left on the shelf. You may also find some great deals if you are an early bird.  The best part of buying your costume early is the time it gives you to prepare ideas with friends or significant others.

    There is a general rule for Halloween costumes that I feel most should abide by.  Guys dress funny and girls dress sexy.  It seems like a very general rule (and it is!) however, it is one that will not steer you wrong when searching for the ideal Halloween costume.  Halloween is an occasion in which everyone is looking to have fun and if you are a guy looking to meet a girl, what better way to do that than to make her laugh? If you are a guy and spoken for, there is still no better way to make an impression at a party than to be the life of it! Girls, on the other hand, have an oppurtunity to show off some skin and have fun doing so!  Now, theres nobody saying that girls can't dress funny or guys can't dress sexy as long as you are comfortable in whatever it is you are wearing!

     Whatever you decide to dress up as for Halloween just make sure you are happy with the way you look and feel in your costume! Nobody wants to be uncomfortable all night in a costume that is poking and digging at your skin! Halloween is supposed to be a fun night and it is impossible to have fun when your thinking about your costume and the pain it's causing you all night!!

     There are many great things about Halloween that everyone can enjoy including candy, costumes and parties but waiitng in line for a costume that will set you back over $50 is not one of them so make sure you go out and get your costumes early!