Hey, guys! My name is Christine Marie Frey, also known as Christine XP. I am the founder of the new and growing youth mental health project and community Brain XP, and I’m excited to collaborate with Discovery! You can learn more about Brain XP at the end of the video. Let’s get into a fun and helpful topic as Halloween is just around the corner: positive costume ideas and how we can celebrate Halloween in these times of COVID-19. Let’s get started!
There are tons of positive Halloween costumes out there, and I’m sure you will have ideas that I have not even thought of. But for today’s video, there are 4 different kinds of costumes that I would like to share with you:
The first group of positive costumes is Incredible Inventions. So many people have invented things that either made life easier or changed the world for the better. Pick something that really resonates with you or that you use everyday—even go so far as to research who invented something really useful, such as the traffic light or coffee machine, and get creative with your costume!
The second group of positive costumes is Everyday Heroes. Tons of people are making a difference in our world right now and they should be rightfully celebrated. A few examples of Everyday Hero are doctors, nurses, and firefighters.
The third group of positive costumes goes to heroes from our favorite movies, TV shows, and comics. Some of our favorite hero characters make the best costumes and they’re easy to find. A few examples include Wonder Woman, Superman, Black Panther or the Power Rangers
Our final group of positive Halloween costumes is funny costumes. Why not have a good laugh with our costumes on Halloween? Some examples of funny Halloween costumes are Mr. Potato Head Inflatable Costumes, Animal Costumes, Grapes Costume made out of Balloons, and Costumes that look like a certain food. Some pun-type costumes are also a hit, like “When Life Gives You Lemons,” which is you wearing a name tag that says, “Life” and you have a basket with lemons that you give away, or “Smart Cookie” in which you wear a graduation gown and place cut-out cookies all over it.
Of course, before I end with all of these positive Halloween costume examples, the most obvious positive costume is probably the angel!
Before deciding on a costume, I also think about your triggers based on your own personal experiences. For example, if you have certain symptoms that might be triggered by costumes such as demons, devils, ghosts, scary clowns, creepy dolls, or anything you think is too scary, you might want to consider how you will feel before choosing your costume.
Ways to Celebrate Halloween During COVID-19
As for how to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19, here are few ways that you can still have fun:
Number one: Host a Zoom Halloween Movie Gathering with your friends. Everyone can watch a scary movie or comedy at the same time while wearing your costumes. You can all grab some candy and snacks as you watch the movie.
Number two: Decorate pumpkins and put them on display where you live.
Number three: Check to see if the area you live in allows trick or treating & outdoor community events. If they do, be sure to follow the guidelines to remain safe!
So that’s it for this video! Again, I’m Christine XP from Brain XP (which stands for “Brain Expanded) and I’m proud to usher in a new movement that is helping change the language of mental health by focusing on positivity. Check out brainxop.org for tons of free resources, including a huge teen toolbox of coping skills, blogs, videos, music, and so much more. Thank you so much for watching, and I will see you in another video!