What His Halloween Costume Says About Him
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Masquerade Manners1 of 7
By Natasha Burton
Clothes make the man, as writer Charles Dickens once proclaimed, and a guy's choice of Halloween costume is no different. We asked image consultant William Cane to give his opinion on some of the more questionable costume options for men and what these getups may say about the guys wearing them.
Clown2 of 7
Cane says: “On the one hand, this costume suggests a man who is fun-loving and whimsical, almost to the point of being silly and carefree. On the other hand, the clown also symbolizes darkness and despair, as in the opera Pagliacci; and the man who wears this costume is also usually aware of the dark side of life. This combination of funny and serious can make for a very amusing and philosophical companion. Not a bad choice, indeed!”
Male Stripper3 of 7
Cane says: “A man who has the courage to dress in a Chippendales costume is usually either very sexy, very geeky or both. The costume itself usually reveals his upper torso, so it is a favorite of bodybuilders and muscular men who are not afraid to show off their bodies. At the same time, it can be a humorous effort to suggest virility that is not present.”
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Superhero4 of 7
Cane says: “The man who dresses as a superhero probably has a dual nature. On the one hand, he has the capacity to be strong and fearless, like Superman. But he also has an alter ego, which is meek and retiring, like Clark Kent. This man needs a woman who can understand both sides of his personality. If you can be his Lois Lane, he'll love you twice as much as any other guy!”
Reality TV Has-Been5 of 7
Cane says: “This man has a desire to be famous himself. He may keep you amused with his wild schemes and crazy ideas to get attention. If you like a fellow who craves the spotlight, and if you can share it with him, this may be the man for you. Beware, however, if he fails to get the attention he desires.”
Convict6 of 7
Cane says: “Here's a guy who likes to take risks. In fact, this is the Woody Allen of men, the jokester, the fellow who can look at the funny side of life and take away your cares and concerns. He has a quick wit, a fearless attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit. Just think twice if he suggests a bank heist.”
Harry Potter7 of 7
Cane says: "This man has a complex interior life, and he may not even understand all his own motivations and feelings. One thing is for sure, however: He has an intellectual side that can be focused on accomplishing great, even magical, things in life. Follow him where he leads you, and try to help him understand himself. In the process you may find yourself entering a fantastic new world of adventure."