Halloween tips and tricks

Katina Patterson, Reporter

Halloween is undoubtedly one of the best nights of the year. Whether handing out candy to monsters, superheroes, and princesses, or becoming one yourself, the fun is everlasting. But how can you make this night as enjoyable as possible? Here are a few tips and tricks to make your Halloween the best it can be:

Get creative: The possibilities of what you can dress up as are endless, so be as creative as you can get. If buying a costume isn’t an option, there are many ways to DIY a costume, whether it be a favorite book/movie character or an iconic celebrity look. If you’re looking for some out-of-the-box costume ideas, try turning a phrase into a funny costume, like a deviled egg (egg+devil costume) or hawaiian punch (hula dancer+boxing gloves). For more ideas, check out Halloween Costume DIYs. Coordinating your costume with the group that you’re going with is another great option.

Make sure you feel comfortable: It’s the one day of the year you can choose to be anything you want, and you won’t want an irritating costume to get in the way of your fun. If it is too cold, add extra layers, and if it’s too hot, layers as needed. You’ll also want to trim the bottoms of your sleeves if theyŕe too long, so you won’t have to worry about tripping or having any extra unneeded cloth getting in your way. Make sure your costume isn’t too tight, loose, itchy or generally uncomfortable. Wear comfy shoes that might match with your costume, so that you can enjoy the night pain-free.

Plan a route: In the middle of a night of trick-or-treating, you shouldn’t have to worry about which way to go. Instead, plan a route beforehand so that you’ll know exactly which way to go and what houses you’ll want stop by.

Go with a group: Going with a group is not only much safer than going alone, but twice as fun.

Stay well-lit: When it gets dark out, make sure you can be seen by other trick or treaters or by passing cars. You can incorporate lights into your costume, or bring a flashlight and some glow sticks.