What makes Halloween so sexy? It’s the ability to act out your fantasies through an alter persona. Rejection and fear what other people think are at best deflected by the character you become. When the costume comes off, so does that personality.
Fear of being judged melts away as your conscience deals with this new situation – it’s not really you, it’s your character. Whatever happens good or bad to your character, you will still be you the next day. It is okay to take risks more easily and explore a side you previously thought wouldn’t be accepted.
It’s not the dead who come alive to walk the streets on Halloween but the living that search for a way to put more life into their lives. Strippers do this when they choose a stage name and go to work. Confidence is merely a simple chemical reaction in the brain that can be achieved through positive reinforcement. Where your attention goes, your energy flows into and manifests itself into being.
Halloween is nostalgic as it brings back the simple childhood life of going door to door for free candy. Adults still get to dress up and play as they did when they were younger which may subliminally invoke feelings of freedom. These free feelings may have progressed into a deeper understanding of one’s own self-image. The added burden of more responsibilities that pile up throughout adulthood creates a feeling of entrapment. Engaging in Halloween parties is a great social escape from the mundane errands of conventional life.
You are never too old to party! As long as you are physically capable, go out and purchase a wild Halloween costume and search online for a local party to attend. There are many bars and nightclubs that have special themed parties. Here are the most creative adult Halloween party ideas: Zombie Prom Night, Black & Bone, Failed Superheroes, Fairytale Monsters, Classic Horror Movie Monsters, or the ever popular Vamps & Tramps night!
Whatever you choose to do, don’t stay inside! This is the one day out of the year when you can walk the streets as crazy as you are without being adjudicated. Dating back 2000 years ago in what is current day Ireland, there was a Celtic festival called Samhain. The celebration marked the transition from summer into winter and occurred on the first of November. It was superstition that the living and dead worlds amalgamated together on the evening before November. The only creepy part of that history is the Celts wore dead animal heads as masks to appease the spirits. We can thank modern times for altering tradition into something more fun.
Have a safe and fun Halloween 2013!