The 10 People You’ll Encounter on Halloween
Halloween is the best holiday around, hands down. Why? We get boatloads of candy for free, we can dress up as Alana âHoney Boo Booâ Thompson and no one will bat an eyelash. Is there anything more magical than parading around in ridiculous garb and entering sugar coma after sugar coma? No way!
But before you embark on your Halloween night adventures, get familiar with a few common spooktastic characters. Some are A+ adorable while others are straight up terrifying, but weâre giving you fair warning– these are the 10 people youâll encounter on Halloween.
The Ridiculously Cute Kid
The excitement of trick-or-treating kicks off with that first doorbell ring. When you open the door, youâre greeted by the worldâs most adorable itty bitty princess or little dude in a Spidey suit thatâs way too big to actually fit. This Halloween character is an early bird when it comes to the trick-or-treating game, because bedtime is at 7:15 and mom and dad need to get the kiddo back home. The ridiculously cute Halloweener dooms us candy-pawners for the rest of the night, because we canât help but want to give them over half our candy stash. You go enjoy those 57 Reeseâs Peanut Butter Cups, you little munchkin!
The purpose of Halloween changes as we get older, especially when we make that awkward transition from childhood to good olâ adulthood. Say hello to the inappropriately-dressed teen. This hooligan is right smack in the middle of cutesy costumes and the land of shorter, tighter and barely-there, so sure– a little confusion is expected on her end. She doesnât want to be a fluffed-out Big Bird, but itâs socially unacceptable to be Sexy Big Bird at 15. What does she do? She goes for the latter. Parents everywhere are eyeing up this Halloween rebel. Also, creeps.
If youâre a candy-hander-outer, things are going quite swimmingly after the ridiculously cute kid pays you a visit. Unfortunately, the candy-demander is right behind the munchkin, and he brings a stench of trouble. A seemingly polite âtrick or treat!â starts off the exchange, but then he goes into âsmell my feet, give me something good to eat!â Youâre feeling a little generous after that last visitor, so heck– why not give him a handful of candy? Then the ungrateful kid starts to whine and demands more candy. Is this troublemaker serious? Manners kid, manners.
The Overprotective Mom
Moms can sometimes be a tad overprotective, especially when it comes to their kids getting candy from anyone but her. âWhere did you purchase this candy?â âCan I examine these chocolate bars before you give them to my kid so I can be 100000% sure they werenât tampered with?â Woah woah woah, lady– weâre innocent partakers in this candy-giving game. While we completely appreciate the fact that you want your child to be protected from stranger danger, weâre dressed as a Disney character. No criminal action here.
The Screaming Baby
We love miniature munchkins! But of course, there always has to be a screaming baby in any public situation. Where they come from, no one knows. In this case, said kid is probably screaming and crying because mom and dad went a little Halloween happy and dressed him or her up in something totally embarrassing, like a tiny burrito. Listen parents, sorry to crush your Halloween dreams, but the little baby just wants to go home, eat some mashed peas and sleep. No more of this trick-or-treating shenanigan.
The Clever Couple
Halloween costumes can go in tons of different directions, from cute to inappropriate to very clever. The most creative garb usually comes in couple form, so the costume gets a little more complex. They also tend to throw us into a question-filled frenzy, because we want so badly to figure out the costume ourselves. âI see youâre a big green ball, but he just looks like a massive string bean. What are you supposed to be? Wait– donât tell me. Are youâ¦ OH youâre a pea nâ a pod! Now isnât that just precious!â Itâs Halloween geekery at its finest.
The Guy Whoâs Too Old to Be Trick-or-Treating
This character usually comes in the form of a middle-aged man of questionable nature. There are many reasons heâs grounds for major suspicion. First, what is an adult male doing in a massive bunny suit? Second, why is he alone? Maybe the dudeâs being super dad and sucking it up for the sake of getting his kids candy, or maybe heâs just a Halloween superfan. Weâre sure heâs a nice guy, but either way, he just gives us weird man chills.
The Granny Who Gives Out Pretzels
There are few worse things on Halloween than getting anything but candy as a treat. Weâre talking about popcorn, cheese crackers and, the biggest offender, pretzels. But when said snack comes from a dear old granny, heck– we canât seem ungrateful! Sheâs simply delighted to have so many visitors, and we canât kill her Halloween buzz. Granny has no idea pretzels are among the most uncool foods to pawn out on this holiday, but we canât let her find out; sheâs way too cute.
The Super Scary Halloweener
October 31st is the one night a year when dressing up like a half-alive zombie with a gross alien crawling out of the stomach is socially acceptable. But that doesnât lessen the scare-our-pants-off-and-then-some terrifying factor thatâs involved. We see the costume and instantly let out an involuntary body spazz or sudden shriek. We canât help it! Itâs not everyday we see realistic blood and guts and gore, so whatâs a fellow Halloweener to do? Run. Run away from this person as fast as you can, because the line between reality and costume play runs very, very thin here, and you donât want to be caught in a scuffle with this character. Ohhhh, no.
The Costume-less Candy-Seeker
When it comes to Halloween, thereâs one major rule all participants must follow: if you want candy, you have to be in costume. Itâs basic courtesy, right? Not according to the costume-less candy seeker. This clever guy thinks heâs way too cool to be dressing up as Honey Boo Boo Child or Potato Jesus, but itâs simply unacceptable. Donât be a Halloween party pooper, you party pooper! Slip on a glitzy dress, gain a Southern accent, and carry a pot of âskettiâ — youâll get candy from us, and weâll all have a grand olâ time.