It's cool for the people who are way into it, but for people like me it's just embarrassing. In other words, if you're going full bore with the makeup and the wig and the well thought out costume, everyone gets you. You love Halloween and that's awesome.
But for the people who just want to go to some party and they won't let you in unless you're dressed up and you're forced to throw on a bad coat, a funny hat, a cane, and call yourself a pimp, Halloween sucks.
I'm that second guy. And to prove it, here are the half ass costumes I've worn for every Halloween, as best as I can remember:
1st Grade: Superman
2nd Grade: Football player
3rd Grade: Superman
4th Grade: Wonder Woman (seriously, I wore my sister's Wonder Woman costume. Is it any surprise that I watch "Gossip Girl" and "This Hills" religiously?)
5th Grade: Don't remember
6th Grade: Gumby - Not Gumby Gumby, but Eddie Murphy as Gumby. I walked around and said "I'm Gumby, dammit!"
7th Grade: Hanz - as in, Hanz and Franz. My friend Steven was the aforementioned Franz.
8th through High School: No recollection.
Freshman Year of College: Deion Sanders - Since I wanted to be black, I owned a red "do-rag". But since I'm white, I never actually wore it. Halloween gave me the opportunity to wear it without being laughed at...or so I thought.
Sophomore: 2pac - Again, the do rag.
Junior: Clark Kent - I owned a blue T-shirt with the Superman symbol on it, and I put on a button up shirt with a tie slightly undone and glasses.
Senior: Clark Kent.
1999: Clark Kent.
2000: Don't remember, but the Superman shirt was a laundry room victim.
2001: Pimp - I'm so ashamed.
2004: Kevin Federline
2005: Kevin Federline
2006: Buzz Lightyear's Uncle
2007: Kevin Federline
Trick or treat, yo!