Children are back in school. The very first leaves are turning colors. Somehow, Halloween is approaching fast. If you’re like me, Hallowen used to be an excuse for partying while wearing a skimpy outfit. But October 31st is often chilly, and I’m not 22 anymore! (No, I won’t tell you how old I am.) If you want to wiggle, shimmy, stretch, or strap yourself into a sexy costume, fortified by copious pre-drinking, go right ahead! But online costume store HalloweenCostumes.com is offering a new way to dress for the holiday: ugly Halloween sweaters.
Ugly sweaters are a common at Christmas—fuzzy depictions of reindeer, snowflakes, and Santa Claus in all their scratchy glory. Plus, their warm! It’s a family-friendly tradition. An ugly sweater is a great way to mark the holiday, relax, and take it easy. Obviously, if you want to buy or D.I.Y. your own costume, we’re not going to stop you. But we love the idea of pulling on an Ugly Sweater™ and carving a pumpkin, handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, or just settling in on the couch with a classic Halloween movie.
There’s a selection of sweaters featuring bones and skeletons, pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, witches and vampires, and more. They are available for men and women (starting at $40) and kids (from $30). You can be-sweater the whole family and send out a “Halloween card.”