Of course I have my own fond, fun stories of Halloween. Many I have shared here in Cyrsti's Condo and many I have meant too but simply ran out of time or memory.
If worked correctly Halloween can be the time when we directly come out to the world, or tentatively test the waters. My first "coming out" experience was a complete result of a Halloween party.
Over the years I have put together my own set of Halloween parameters:
1.- The first time you "knock em dead" as a Halloween beauty can be passed off as a fun game. The second or third time? Folks are wondering.
2.-The biggest costume "give away" is when you shave your legs. Everyone in the room knows you may have gone a "little too far",
3.-If you do it, own it. The experience is a wonderful beginning look at how men and women will treat you. Unfortunately, I've seen those who hide in the corner and not have fun.
4.-Forget about "passing"! Unless you are one of the rare minority of cross dressers who is a natural feminine type, everyone is looking for a costume and you are in one!
5.-Halloween is a great time to "sort of/kind of" come out of the closet. At the least many of us are hoping against hope someone we care about will ask the right questions and we can have the right answers. You are dying to tell the world all of this preparation to look feminine does go deeper than what they may think.
In my case, Halloween adventures were too much fun and ended way too early but set me back years in my thinking. At most of the parties I went to there were many people who knew me well as my male self. The biggest "good news/bad news comment was: "you make a good looking woman". Good news? Of course my ego loved onto the comment! Bad news? In reality I know now I wasn't making anything. I was simply taking my first transgender public steps expressing who I am.
The actual good news was I didn't try to over think any of the Halloween parties. I somehow managed to create a good time! (Of course I did!)
I promise I will somehow try to remember more of the parties and pass the memories along!
Example. One of the best costumes I have seen was years ago. A guy was doing "Elvira" and he did her really well in the wrong venue. He was in a gay venue, had he gone to a straight venue I'm sure he would have gotten a great amount of admiration from the men! The shame was he seemed to not be with any friends and not having the best of times. Who knows, maybe "he" wasn't a guy at all?