I have received a number of emails this week from guys wanting to know cool ideas for Halloween costumes.
What they are REALLY asking are what are some ways to get attention with their costume, and even have people (read: WOMEN) approach you.
Well, you could always dress as Hugh Hefner – fully robed, with slippers.
Of course, unless you have the standard two gorgeous blondes on each arm, the costume seems incomplete doesn't it?
Here are some great Halloween costume ideas for single guys designed to GET attention and engagement from women.
Wear or carry props that will invoke curiosity.
Last year, I dressed up as a vending machine. It was a simple idea: just wear all black clothing, and cover yourself with candy (attached by tape, or small specs of glue).
People will be both intrigued by your creativity, and will also want to get some candy! Wear this costume, and watch as people approach you all night long.
2) Shiny is best
If you want to be noticed, wear things which are bright, shiny and even…electric. I have a friend who has a scrolling message board he wears on Halloween.
You can program in certain phrases or sayings which grab people's attention (obviously). Women are naturally drawn towards flashy, interesting objects. Why, you say?
By wearing a flashy, shiny costume you are communicating socially that you want to be approached. Simple, and effective.
If you want attention, embrace controversy.
For example, a friend of mine last year went out as Michael Jackson. As part of his costume, he attached a pair of boys briefs to the lips of the mask!
This was quite the attention-getter. People would naturally remark about his costume, and medicineoption he was thusly able to meet LOTS of people.
Guys typically communicate socially that they do not want to be approached. Their look is conservative, and geared towards “fitting-in”.
Halloween is a time to throw caution to the wind, and try something outrageous. Use your creativity, and add a little bait to the costume (candy ALWAYS works). This way, you are telling people to come talk to you.
Of course, once they do approach you, you then have to know how to communicate with them.
I'd start with my how to flirt series (it's in 2 parts) as flirting will be THE most important skill to have down when interacting with women on Halloween.
Most importantly, have fun on Halloween. Be intelligent about what you wear, and allow your costume to work FOR you.
Challenge yourself NOT to fit in.
You will see that when you don't, you tend to get a LOT of attention!
Have a fun and safe night.