29 Signs Your Halloween Was Actually a #StruggleWeen
For kids, Halloween is awesome. You get to dress up in cool costumes and there’s free candy everywhere. But once you get past the acceptable trick-or-treating age, you start to realize that in the middle of all that free candy, there was a whole lot of #struggle going on.
From homemade costumes to bad discount-store candy, it’s clear that some parents may not have taken Halloween quite as seriously as the kids. So was your childhood Halloween actually a #StruggleWeen? Check out our list and let us know.
29 Signs Your Halloween Was Actually a #StruggleWeen:
- If you ever had to wear a hand-me-down costume.
- If the majority of your neighborhood handed out the same orange and black unidentifiable candy.
- If you didn’t get the costume in the store because your mom insisted she could make it at home.
- If your Halloween “mask” was attached with two staples and a white rubber band.
- If you ever had to drive to a different neighborhood to trick-or-treat.
- If your costume was actually one of your older sibling’s uniforms for some other activity.
- If nobody really knew what your costume was.
- If your parents ever confiscated part of your trick-or-treat candy because they said it was “unhealthy” but you always saw them eating it later.
- If you ever used ketchup as fake blood.
- If part of your costume ever gave you a suspicious rash.
- If your costume didn’t allow you full movement.
- If any part of your costume was hot glued.
- If your costume consisted of one of your old shirts turned inside out and a Sharpie drawing.
- If you ever got handed pecans or fruit while trick-or-treating.
- If you ever got robbed for your candy, specifically by your brother and his friends.
- If you were ever grounded during Halloween while everyone else went trick-or-treating.
- If you ever had to wear a costume you wore a previous year, and everyone at school noticed.
- If the plastic strap on your jack-o-lantern candy bucket broke and your candy spilled everywhere.
- If your costume came with an explanation.
- If you ever had to carry the majority of your costume home.
- If you were ever given pennies or loose change while trick-or-treating.
- If your awesome costume was ruined because your lame, dirty tennis shoes showed at the bottom.
- If you needed help getting in or out of your costume.
- If your costume was purchased at the same place your mom bought groceries for the week.
- If you ever carried a cardboard sword, a trashcan shield, or wore a milk jug helmet.
- If you ever had to use a pillow case or a grocery bag to carry your trick-or-treat candy.
- If you ever trick-or-treated off-road, behind a tractor – or both.
- If your costume was actually a combination of salvaged parts from other costumes.
- If you were ever denied candy because they said you were “too old.”