A lot goes into choosing a Halloween costume.
Some of us love the process while others hem and haw over whether to dress up or not.
However we go about choosing—one thing is always certain. Thereâ€™s always going to be a flavor of individuality that comes out in each of us, on one of the biggest holidays of the year.
In the coming weeks, many of us will start seeing tons of ghosts, goblins and witches come out in full force. Halloween dĂ©cor will be everywhere—including the internet. It will decorate the stores where we shop as well as light up the houses in ourÂ neighborhoods. Tickets to visit haunted this and haunted that will be everywhere we turn.
Some of us are more lax on the Halloween vibe while others enjoy taking it to the max. Most kids love HalloweenÂ and their parents go along with itÂ for the kids—but, more often than not, the kid in us does reveal itself. Iâ€™ll admit I had a little fun this morning with my four-year-old singing some Halloween songs at his pre-school.
At the end of the day, the biggest question is whether or not weâ€™re dressing up.
Some delight in the idea, while others do it only to appease someone else.
Whether weâ€™re forced into dressing up or jump in willingly, itâ€™s interesting to see what our final costume choice is. Interesting things canÂ happen when weâ€™re given the freedom to become whoever we want for a few hours.
Halloween is one of the most creative holidays of the year. Itâ€™s the time of year tap into our creative side. Who we are, on a deep level, is revealed—whether we realize it or not.
Some prefer to keep it traditional and go with the age old witch, ghost or scary monster. Others have fun bringing their playful sides out and get creative with original or trendy looks. Of course many leave tradition aside and opt for sexy, flirty and fun–no matter what the cost.
Being an astrologer, I always find correlations in peopleâ€™s costume choices to their personal astrology.
Each of the 12 Zodiac signs has a unique way of expressing itself. The astrologicalÂ traits we carryÂ naturally come out when choosing our costume. Halloween isÂ the night to celebrate each of our individual styles to the fullest and our personal astrology will always play part in what we opt to wear.
Hereâ€™s a fun little list of howÂ I see each signâ€™s astrological traits affecting the choice of Halloween costume.
Perhaps you can relate with one, none or all of them. Itâ€™s always important to remember that thereâ€™s a lot more to our personal astrology than just one sign. If you know your rising sign—read for that one first because that is the sign that will be most prominent in overall costume choice.
Aries: The color red is usually prominent in an Aries costume pick. TheyÂ are attracted to this bright and bold color. Fire tends to live within them, after all. They are fearless fighters at heart. They may pick a costume that shows off their inner warrior and brave heart. They might throw caution to the wind, if prompted, and wonâ€™t care too much about otherâ€™s opinions. Tell them they canâ€™t wear it and watch them show it off well. Warrior princess, huntress, Spartan warrior, red devil, Little Red Riding Hood or fighting ninja come to mind.
Taurus: Above all things—let a Taurus pick their own costume. Weâ€™ll never coax them into a choice they arenâ€™t into. If pushed, their stubborn side could be aroused. Fear not because their choice will always turn heads—in a good way. Charming and fashionable come to mind. Luxury, beauty and anything that feels good is what Taurus loves the most. They may pick an earthy costumeÂ or one thatÂ embodies a mantra of peaceful thinking.Â Taurus loves to splurge on quality style and looks good no matter what—especially their makeup which is more subtle. I picture a warrior woman, a Greek God/Goddess or a peace and love Hippie.
Gemini: Gemini will probably put quite some thought into their costume pick. The child inside of them will want to come out as they ponder the possibilities. They mightÂ opt toÂ pair up with someone andÂ have a costume that works as a team.Â Gemini is the sign of the twins because itâ€™s a dual natured sign. This means that we might see a hidden side of them emerge, as their creativity runs loose. Colorful is another thing weâ€™ll see with their choice, because they tend to love bright things. Gemini also loves to laugh, so their pick might make us laugh out loud. I picture Cruella Deville, Dr. Seussâ€™s Thing #1 and Thing #2, Minions, Mad Hatter or a clown.
Cancer: EmotionsÂ are what Cancer is all about. They are caretakers at heart. They areÂ the first ones to invite everyone over for some homemade Halloween goodies. They will likely put a lot of emotion into their costume choice and ponder the possibilities carefully. Since this sign likes the past, they might be swayed towards choosing an important historical figure. They also wouldnâ€™t be opposed to re-using a costume from a past Halloween and revamping it a little. I picture Mary Poppins, a renaissance lady, a flapper or a nurse.
Leo: Nobody loves a stage or audience more than a Leo. They will likely be the first to choose a famous, flashy rock star or celebrity icon. Leo is also the sign most connected to children, so they may have the most fun dressing up with their kids. They might tease their hair or make it look really big—like a lionâ€™s mane for the big event. No matter what their costume choice, we willÂ surely notice them. Their costume will turn heads. I picture big sunglasses, a feather boa around their neck and aÂ loud leopard print coat all in one ensemble. Other choices might include any popular superhero such as Batman, Superman or Superwoman.
Virgo: A Virgoâ€™s costumeÂ will likely be a traditional pick minus the gore. Being more health conscious than most, they likely wonâ€™t want to wear any guts or goo. TheyÂ can make anyÂ costume work and their final look will always be flawless. If you see a thought outÂ and organized costume, a Virgo probably put it together. I picture Princess Leia, a suited up business man, a doctor, the traditional white ghost, Snow White or a toga man.
Libra: This sign needs to work together with someone in order to finalize their choice. Relationships are key with Libra. A costume that involves another person is highly likely. If they have a partner in crime, they will want to dress up together as a couple. They wonâ€™t do flashy but being fashionable is a priority. I picture a Kim and Kanye costume, The charactersÂ from the Wizard of Oz or Goldilocks and the threeÂ bears.
Scorpio:Â Nobody loves Halloween more than a Scorpio. Itâ€™s their favorite holiday and weâ€™ll probably see this sign show up in the veryÂ best costume. Theyâ€™ve likely been thinking about it since last Halloween. Dark is what Scorpio loves—so the scarier the better when it comes to dressing up. Scorpios also have a beautiful and intriguing mystery about them.Â Sex appeal is something that comes naturally and theyâ€™ll love putting on lots of dark makeup. I picture black cats, witches, vampires, zombies, gangsters and black widows with tons of props including lots of fake blood.
Sagittarius: The ultimate freedom fighter, open-minded sign will likely wearÂ a costume that connects with their inner spirit. A Sagittarius will naturally be attracted to anything that involves being free. They are also connected to international cultures and protecting rights. Anything thatâ€™s associated with a horse might also be appealing. I picture a gypsy, fairy, runaway bride, law enforcement (policeman/woman), French maid, cowboy or cowgirl.
Capricorn: Serious and traditionalÂ is what Capricorn is all about. Black is their favorite color and they will always want to wear it above anything else. Thankfully black is a popular color on Halloween. They will likelyÂ poo-poo fad type costumes and most of them probably wouldnâ€™t dress up, if given a choice. Their preference is going to be classic/ageless style that shines to perfection.Â I picture Maleficent, a witch and a wicked wolf. Any icon with high cheekbones will work well with them, since that is a classic Capricorn trait.
Aquarius: Rebellion is what Aquarius strives for. Their choice will be something â€śout of the ordinaryâ€ť or unique because they like to stand out and be different. Aquarius is also connected to math and science fiction. Itâ€™s the sign of genius. I picture a mad scientist, escaped prisoner, pirate, bride of Frankenstein, and a headless man.
Pisces: PiscesÂ will likely awe us with their costume pick. Fairy tales and elements of the sea are themes that tend to choose. Lace isÂ a favorite of Pisces and will likely show upÂ in their costume. I picture Cinderella, a belle of the ball, a mermaid, Neptune, a pirate and a fairy godmother.
Author: Crystal B.
Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock