Psychologists say Halloween is an occasion for people to either dress up as someone they like and want to emulate, or someone they hate and want to mock. According to a panel of experts, here’s what various costume types say about the wearer …
Animals: May represent some real aspect of you identity, or some admiration of that animal’s characteristic. Maybe as a symbol of one’s essential nature or potential.
Comic/Cartoon Characters: Represents whimsy, playfulness and youth. Chosen by people who want to leave their serious nature behind for awhile.
Evil Characters: These allow people to safely express their dark side without guilt. May be used to consciously or unconsciously alienate others, indicating vulnerability and anxiety about intimacy.
Sexy Characters (French maid, nurses, etc): This could be a indication of some repressed sexuality. An opportunity for very reserved people to display their sensuality.
Celebrities: Wearers may use them to express personality traits or social issues that are associated with the celebrity’s image (intelligence, power, corruption, rebellion, etc).
Scary Characters (zombies, vampires, skeletons, monsters, etc): Death has always been something we are afraid of, yet drawn to. Dressing up like someone scarey shows a fascination with the grotesque.
Innocents (fairies , princesses, etc): Represents one’s lost innocence or beauty, or a desire to return to a safer and simpler time.
Powerful Characters: These offer a fantasy of omnipotence. They can express underlying feelings of helplessness and insecurity.