Why I Hate Halloween

It’s true.

I hate Halloween. It’s an unpopular opinion.

And an odd fact, considering my mother’s bizarre love for the holiday.

Halloween tree

This is a Halloween tree. You know, like a Christmas tree. But for Halloween. I think “bizarre” is an understatement.

So why do I hate the holiday, you may ask. I’ll tell you why!

1. I’m afraid of failure. This goes all the way back to batting in grade school softball. But sports and games of tag aside, there’s no failure quite like walking into a Halloween party with a particularly unimaginative costume.

Or worse, a costume that’s so imaginative nobody gets it.

Puppies tilting heads at Halloween costume

“But … what is it?”
Via tehcute.com.

2. I’m a perfectionist. If I commit to a costume, I’ll go all out. And it can be really embarrassing to admit how long you spent on your costume if you find yourself talking to somebody of the store-bought tradition.

But it’s also unsafe to go the store-bought route as there will undoubtedly be homemade enthusiasts abounding. You can’t go to a Halloween party without meeting both types!

3. I’m often redundant. You want to have a trendy costume, right? But with a trendier costume comes greater risk of redundancy.

What about the intense embarrassment of walking into a scary soirée only to immediately notice two variations of your costume? Heaven forbid if they’re worn by someone prettier than me!

Horrified at Halloween costume

Via tumblr.com.

So that’s why I hate Halloween. But that’s not the biggest reason.

After all thatHalloween has the gall to go a step farther and make girls the world over even more body-conscious on this special day. As if I needed more of that!

Reasons 4 to 432 that I hate Halloween: The “sexy ____” trend.

I can’t put a finger on the year when I suddenly felt the pressure to dress “sexy” on Halloween, but I think it arrived with high school. (And judging by the costumes being sold in stores, the age of the “sexy” Halloween costumes is only getting younger!)



So, I’ll work on my crippling insecurity, and you work on your Halloween costume.

Sincerely Annie

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  1. Cathy says:

    Love this! Loved your halloween outfit in college haha 🙂

    • Annie says:

      Thanks! We pretended it was an alligator for the group theme, but somebody’s grandma actually made it to be a dinosaur. Ha!

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