If you love Halloween, you may be a pretender
The thing that frightens you most about Halloween is not getting your costume just right. Whether you’re dressed as a zombie, sexy nurse, Miley Cyrus, or the bride of Frankenstein, you see trick-or-treating as a chance to discover what goes bump in the night and what wakens inside of you.
"Costuming is a way to try on different personas and to role-play," Yarrow says. "It tends to appeal to young adults, because they are still trying to figure out who they are. They can dress up, get attention, and take in other’s reactions." What’s better? Contrary to being considered the spookiest night of the year, the holiday is one of the safest for stepping out of character. "Extroverted people love Halloween, but that’s not universal," Yarrow says. "You’ll find that introverts let it all out, too."