This is just my humble opinion but, Halloween is what you want it to be. If you want it to be about Goblins and ghouls, witches and ghost, black cats and Jack O'lantern's and such, then do your best and have all the fun the holiday allows! If you want it to be dress up and make believe, Princes and Princesses, Heroes and Villains, dressing as your mom or a pirate or a damsel in distress, or that dress, go for it! Halloween is what you make of it. Its the night to be what you aren't. The night when you can put on a costume and say, I don't care what you think, i dig it. Me personally, I've been a monster, a pirate, a ghost, a ghoul, a zombie, a scarecrow, the boogieman, a voodoo priest, a punk rocker, and a various assortment of things that my warped imagination could dream up. I go in for the scary, most of all. but i do get a kick out of the little ones when they come in costume to my door and I will not turn away anyone as long as they utter those three words, "Trick or Treat!" No one gets turned away from my door without candy, as long as you mention the proper words...Its all about following the proper protocol. Somethings may change but some stay the same. I've only turned away one kid, and that was because he rudely said, "Give me some candy!" I told him, you can't say it better than that? he said no, so I told him, when he learns how , he can come back...and I closed the door. I heard him talking smack, but his friend said, If you said it right, you would have gotten candy...Point is, Halloween is yours, its ours, and if we want it Scary, then make it scary, if not, oh well...but don't complain when you come to my door...Cause I'm going to scare the bejesus out of you!
Happy Halloween ;-)