8 Ways To Beat The Halloween ‘Walk of Shame’
If you are going to wake up in someone else’s bed or living room Sunday morning, with nothing but last night’s costume to wear home, it is going to be tricky getting anywhere without looking like a mess. Especially if you misplaced your purse/wallet, phone, or marbles the night before. November 1st is a particularly hazardous walk of shame because chances are you will not blend into the natural environment, you will stick out in the broad day light like a person wearing a costume…in broad daylight. Here are ways to avoid the scrutiny, and get home undetected. (Inspired by Jay H’s “How To Walk of Shame Like a Pro”)
1. Dress Like a Garbage Man/Woman for Halloween
You will not look out of place on the sidewalk at 8 am if you look like a garbage man or lady hard at work. Better yet, hitch a ride home on an actual garbage truck, two birds with one stone here. Other possible double use costumes are ‘Gardener’ and ‘Gas Man’
2. Borrow a Sheet from your lover
I don’t normally advocate theft, so let’s say ‘borrow’. Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures, and honestly, who’s going to miss 1 white sheet? Cut two holes so you can see and make your way home under a shroud of secrecy.
In fact if you feel really guilty about taking the sheet you can A) return the sheet or B) take a paper shopping bag from under the sink in the kitchen instead, the choice is yours
3. Dress Like the Guy From Scream
It’s Halloween after all, and nothing hides your identity like a full on mask. You may not be able to avoid the walk but you can avoid being identified by friends and law enforcement
3b. Bring an Extra Mask (for extra stealth)
Are people going to recognize you in the morning because they know your costume? Pack a morning mask! Ya, last night I was the Lone Ranger, this morning I’m a goblin, suck it haters, you have no idea who I am now.
4. Get the Sex Over With At the Party The Night Before
Yeah, get it over with, pervert. If you want to avoid staying somewhere random, and you can’t keep it in your pants, get it done the night before. Warning: sex at a party may be more embarrassing than actual walk of shame, proceed at your own risk.
5. Become a Furry
7. Wait Until It Stops Snowing
8. And Finally
If you cannot hide your identity the morning after and want to avoid the walk, you have 2 real options.
1) wake up very early, call a cab. Get up before everyone else, and make sure the car door is as close to the front door as humanly possible.
2) Hangout until it’s night again, and act like you’re going out to another costume party, this way you’ll actually blend in with everyone else.