Halloween Holidays

Be True To Yourself, Even On Halloween

Nadia Rogovsy made up as a skeleton for Halloween. (YJI)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Halloween. For kids, it’s finding a fun costume and staying up late trick-or-treating. For adults, it’s going out to the nearest supermarket to buy candy and making sure the children are safe.
But for teenagers, my God, it’s one of the most nerve-wrecking moments of the year.
First things first, get invited to a party. I was. But after I got my invitation, the next thing that went through my head was: What in the world am I going to wear?!
Let’s face it, we all want to look our best.
To make it easier on myself, I made a list with certain things my costume needed to be: cute, not too short, not too long and most importantly, original. 
After going through endless photos on We Heart It, Tumblr and Google, I picked my costume and rented it. I knew how my makeup was going to be and how I wanted to do my hair. I was all set.
But it occurred to me – was what I wear really that important? I mean, we all like to look nice, but in the end if you’re not surrounded by good people it’s unlikely you will have a good time.
After that came the question whether even going to a party was that important.
Wouldn’t I have just as much fun hanging out with friends watching horror movies and eating candy?
I did go to the party and had a great time, but I must say, even if you went to the most popular party you could get into or just hung out with friends, I’m sure you had an awesome Halloween because you did what you wanted to and didn’t necessarily “go with the flow.”
Happy Halloween everybody!
Nadia Rogovsky is a Junior Reporter for Youth Journalism International.
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