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Here Are the Pros and Cons of Wearing Your Halloween Costume to School

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Thinking about wearing your Halloween costume to school this year? Before you lay your Pennywise costume out on your bed the night before, you’ll want to examine the issue from all angles. Here are the pros and cons of wearing your Halloween costume to school!

PRO: It turns a regular day into a fun day

Any time you can disrupt the monotony of a normal school day, you should. You’re still going to the same classes, you’re still doing the same school work, but for some reason, the fact that you’re wearing panda ears makes it awesome. That, and that alone, makes dressing up on Halloween an A+ idea.

CON: It can get pretty uncomfortable

It’s probably not the best idea to spend a full school day wearing polyester and face paint. You’re going to end up melting like a popsicle by the end of the day, no matter how low your science teacher likes to keep the thermostat. Plus your costume + a vinyl school bus seat = a disaster waiting to happen.

PRO:You’ll look cool

What’s cooler than Wonder Woman? Going to school dressed up as Wonder Woman. You won’t be able to save the world, but you’ll be able to save yourself the embarrassment of wearing something lame. And at the end of the day, that’s probably better.

CON: The teacher could call out your costume in front of everyone

The only thing worse than getting called on to answer a question you don’t know is getting called on to answer that question, and then getting asked what you’re supposed to be. Duh. Clearly you’re Sia. Your teacher should know that, even if you don’t know what the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg are supposed to symbolize in The Great Gatsby.

PRO: You get to stick it to the school dress code

Not allowed to wear spaghetti straps? Not today you’re not not allowed! The whole point of Halloween is wearing something you can’t get away with the rest of the year. You have to dress up in a costume, even if you’re too old for trick-or-treating or weren’t invited to any Halloween parties. You still have to get a costume so you can wear whatever you want without Mrs. Norton giving you a hard time.

CON: Someone might be the same thing as you

Pro tip: Don’t go to school as Stranger Things. Everyone is going to be Stranger Things. The kid you sit behind in Algebra class? She’s going as Eleven. Your science teacher? He’s going as Barb. The lunch lady? She’s going as a waffle, but it’s a waffle that’s a reference to Stranger Things.

PRO: You get to wear sunglasses inside (if your costume has sunglasses)

The only thing better than wearing your sunglasses at night is wearing your sunglasses in day — inside the classroom. If you fall asleep during English class, nobody will know your eyes are closed. So break out that ’70s Elvis costume — you’re going to get to sleep at school!

CON: Your costume might fall apart during the day

If your costume is homemade, you’re going to end up jettisoning bits and pieces as you go from period to period. It’s inevitable. That thing is going to break up like a NASA probe entering Mars’ atmosphere, and you’re going to have to explain to everyone what you are even more than normal. That’s the price you pay for wearing your costume for eight hours straight.

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