Halloween should be for all ages

“Long ago, when we were young, Halloween was the absolute most idyllic holiday. Everyone remembers looking forward to the class parties, the trick or treating and seeing what kinds of creative costumes you could come up with. What other time did we really have an excuse to dress up like our favorite superhero or cartoon character and get free candy all in the same day? Traditionally, however, Halloween is thought of as a child’s holiday – something adults are far too grown up and mature to celebrate.”

Long ago, when we were young, Halloween was the absolute most idyllic holiday.

Everyone remembers looking forward to the class parties, the trick or treating and seeing what kinds of creative costumes you could come up with.

What other time did we really have an excuse to dress up like our favorite superhero or cartoon character and get free candy all in the same day?

Traditionally, however, Halloween is thought of as a child’s holiday – something adults are far too grown up and mature to celebrate.

We scoff at the notion of donning some stupid costume just to parade around begging for candy, as if we’re starving to death.

However, maybe students can take a look at recapturing their inner child and bring the Halloween spirit to campus.

Sure, there are parties everyone goes to, dressed like pirate hookers and other kinds of innuendo, adult themed things, but the purpose of those parties is, most of the time, for things other than candy.

Just have a costume party for the fun of it.

Some students may groan and bemoan the absence of alcohol.

Others may love it, but find it too difficult to muster up enough guts to dress up.

But, there are a select few who, no matter what, will dress up for the pure fun of it.

Each year you see them and stare.

Mouths gape, wondering how they found the courage to wear a witch costume or come to class completely decked out as a vampire – fangs and all.

Secretly, some students wish they could do the same thing, but lack the self-esteem to pull it off.

Those who dress up on campus and strut around without a care in the world are the true ones who can embrace their inner child and have fun with a holiday that is really all about having a good time.

There’s nothing wrong with letting go and tossing your inhibitions to the side.

In order to recapture your inner child, you must be fearless.

Taking the risk to put yourself out there and jeopordize making a fool out of yourself is something most students would probably shy away from.

However, it could also be totally liberating and fun.

After all, you’re never too old to dress up for Halloween.