#5: Halloween Party Themes Costumes
Costumes are of course a mainstay of Halloween, and the type of costume you choose says something about you personally, and can therefore help set the mood for a Halloween themed night. When it comes to Halloween costumes, the classic divide is between ‘fun,’ ‘scary,’ and ‘sexy’ costumes.’
The best advice one can get when trying to coordinate costumes with their partner? Make sure you’re on the same page as to which basic category applies to your costume(s.)
If you are going for a goofier costume, and your partner’s going for something sexy, you may find he or she is a little put off by the atonality of your costumes.
Further, the choice of costume can once again reflect the mood and size of the gathering—the bigger and more raucous the party, the more ‘out there’ you and your partner might wish to be with your costumes, while a one-on-one gathering might instead feature more intimate costuming.
Decide ahead of time whether you’re coordinating, and of course, if you are, and you both have different costume ideas, it’s always a good idea to hear your partner out and maybe go with their costume idea.
It shows you value their ideas and opinions, and is the smallest step forward towards making the relationship truly mutual.
There are always those who wear sexy Halloween costumes with the intent of perhaps enjoying a fantasy, whether that be a sexy figure, a powerful, or even a sexy and powerful figure (why not have it all, it’s Halloween, after all.) Soft fabrics are a good choice here.
‘Sexy maids’ and ‘sexy witches’ are two popular choices each year for women, and of course superheroes are very popular amongst men and women alike now due to the success of the Batman and Marvel movies, but an increasing amount of men and women alike are striving towards gender equality, and that means making sure that you feel comfortable in your costume, rather than objectified.
As such, when choosing your costume and potentially enacting a fantasy, try to make that fantasy one you and your partner share, rather than it simply being your own, and relegating your partner to a puppet.
All that being said, it’s extremely important that you have your partner’s consent before engaging in any interpersonal fantasy with them, on Halloween party themes or any other night.