Halloween was all about candy when we were young. But it was also about how we saw ourselves. Little boys dressed up like their favorite tv characters and little girls wanted to be princesses. (This year every little girl I know wants to be Elsa from Frozen.)
As we get older it morphs into how sexy we can be. Somehow we lose the enchantment of Halloween and how exiting it is to be someone else for a night. When I was little I always wanted to be something scary: a witch with bloody fangs, the grim reaper. Then one year I was a Barbie bride. I remember my mother and I got in a huge fight and I refused to go trick-or-treating. (I gave in eventually, what kid turns down free candy?) To this day I still find it strange that I was drawn to bloody, scary costumes. Maybe I enjoyed scaring people or maybe I liked the anonymity of wearing a mask, who knows!
This year I challenge you to see your costume as more than that. Find a trait you can identify with or a trait you’d like to have. Being a cat this year? Maybe you like how they are content with being alone. They can go off, do their own thing then come back and cuddle with you.
This Halloween take off the mask (metaphorically speaking) and find what really resonates with you. What kind of person do you want to be?
I’d love to know what you’re dressing up as this year. Comment below or share a photo with me on Twitter/Instagram @step_onmyknee.