It's the one time of year you can be whoever you want!
It's hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner! For many, Halloween is the most fun time of the year. There are parties, haunted houses, hay rides, and — OF COURSE— Halloween costumes.
However, for introverts, Halloween can seem a little overwhelming. Introverts don't typically enjoy the small talk and raucous atmosphere that comes along with most Halloween activities. You really want to join in on the fun with your friends and everyone else, but putting on a flashy costume for the world to see doesn't exactly get you in the Halloween spirit.
I mean, you're not one who's fond of people staring at you, right?
Don't let all these things stop you from celebrating October 31st. If you want to go out and hit the town, you should!
But, let's get serious for a minute — if you think about it, Halloween is the perfect holiday for introverts! Seriously, it's like this holiday was MADE for you. Halloween is the one time of year where you can be anyone or anything you want to be. And, introverts, this is the most important thing to remember — you're being someone else, so just let yourself go and enjoy the night!
Also, it's the one day of the year where it's not weird at all to hide your face. That's really what Halloween costumes were always meant for anyway — to wear a mask or paint your face in some way, so that you can become whatever character you choose.
In case you're still wondering what might work best for you, here are some Halloween costume ideas that would be excellent for introverts.
Not only is it super easy to create, this costume lets your hands do all the talking.
A cute twist on the classic cat costume, this outfit is purrfect (couldn't resist) for introverts.
You'll be totally covered in one of these.
All you need is a frown and killer braids to keep people away.
This is another great character for introverts. Daria was more of an observer than a talker—she was known for being bored and un-amused by people and their social interactions. She was also the queen of sarcastic one-liners, so don't hold back on cranking out a few—it's all part of the look. And this costume scores extra points for getting to hide behind those big specs.
Cape AND hood? Check.
If Little Red Riding Hood seems too old school for you, this "A" from Pretty Little Liars costume is a more modern choice. Roll with your reputation for being mysterious — or just scare some of the naysayers away. It is Halloween, after all.
You can't go wrong with this classic.
If you want to look glamorous, but don't feel like making small talk through the whole long night of All Hallow's Eve, then this is the costume for you.
Scary, but pretty — this costume allows you to wear a mask or heavy makeup to get that doll-like effect. Plus, dolls were never known for being very talkative.
The bandages will keep you incognito.
Only that special someone can lift the veil.
This dark look uses dramatic makeup and a lot of black. Think of it as the introvert's version of the usual ballerina look.
Audrey Hepburn is one of the most well-known and successful introverts in history. So grab your little black dress, some pearls, long gloves, and — of course — chic, big sunglasses and take after her most famous character, Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Yes, Marilyn Monroe was another famous introvert. Her iconic look is simple, yet elegant with a white dress and gorgeous makeup.
Mardi Gras masks offer something a little different from the typical Halloween masks, but with just as much coverage. There are so many masks to choose from, so you can go as fancy or as basic as you want — and you can wear whatever you want with it. The mask is enough to serve as a whole costume.
Don't want anyone to ask what you are? This costume is the epitome of going unnoticed. No one is supposed to know a spy's identity, so this trench, hat, and sunglasses combo is introvert heaven.
This cute country girl/farmer look is uncomplicated, but still comes off as a legit costume. And people forgive sheltered farm girls for maybe being socially awkward.
This one's a no-brainer — everyone already knows what you are dressed as, so you can skip all the questions. Also, you'll blend right into the crowd — millions of people don this costume every October 31st.
Yes, this is really what you do on Friday nights — but it's also a totally cool, unique Halloween "costume."