Every year Halloween seems to be longer and longer. This year the actual date fell on a Monday which gave supporters basically the green light to make the entire last weekend of October a huge Halloween social media event.
Being out during Halloween can be both entertaining and scary. You may be the person who lives for Halloween and have a thousand costumes to choose from. Or you may be like me and want to stay inside with your porch lights off hoping for no distractions come begging for candy. Either way you have to be careful. On Sunday a man dressed up as Freddie Krueger in Texas shot 5 people at a Halloween party, you just never know the motive of a person in a mask.
While strolling on any social media platform you couldn’t help but see the wide range of costumes from action heros to pop stars just about any costume you could think of plus more were on display over this past weekend.
Of course like every year many of the women Halloween celebrators dressed promiscuously having respected DJ, Dj Envy, as well as 50 Cent coin the holiday as the official ho holiday. I can’t say that I disagree with them or that I have a huge problem with how the ladies decided to dress. It is Halloween so it gives people the creative opportunity to either be themselves or be someone they wish they were.
In a time where the world seems to be the ugliest, Halloween was met with others that showed their true colors. Especially so close to this years steamy presidential election, the world witnessed plenty of political incorrectness from inconcerderate people. For instance a spectator at the Wisconsin football game on Saturday caught footage of someone wearing a President Obama mask with a noose around their neck. Things like this is unacceptable and should not be tolerated. I’d feel the same way if it was a Trump or Clinton mask. Death and hate should never be celebrated in a derogatory form.
But of course there was the youth that made it all better for us again dressing up in costumes that they may not understand but brought a vivid memory of our childhood. A young Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Steph Curry, Gucci Mane, and Marlon Wayne’s Loc Dog all brought a smile to my face.
Celebrities like Chris Brown, who dressed up as Deadpool, went above and beyond. Jay Z and Beyoncé dressed up as Barbie and Ken. Jidenna dressed up as The Game this year to repay The Game for dressing like him the year before. Nas dressed up as Haile Selassie, former emperor of Ethiopia.
Although the holiday is a bit overrated it gives folks another day or three, to have as much fun dressing up as possible. Halloween 2k16 has come and gone. Check out some of the photos grabbed from Instagram and tell us what your favorites are.