I've personally been waiting for Halloween since June. Halloween is the day of the year where adults can act like kids — candy, friends, and partying all sound really good to me right about now. One thing I used to despise about Halloween, though, was how gendered the costumes are. No, I am not interested in being a sexy goldfish, thank you very much — I appreciate costumes that are warm, comfortable, and functional. (I need somewhere to stash all the candy I'm going to get, after all.)
Finding a Halloween costume that doesn't play off tropes about any gender in particular can be tough, but it doesn't have to be. One Reddit thread from earlier this year, asking what a good costume is for someone who is transgender but not out, had some awesome suggestions that are both neutral and amazing. But one comment in particular sticks out that we should definitely keep in mind when talking about Halloween costumes, which is that "You could dress up as whatever you want on Halloween, no one is gonna assume anything about you other than your sense of humor."
With that in mind, take the list below as simple, gender neutral suggestions for an awesome Halloween costume — no sexy goldfish in sight.