I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to wear. My roomie and I will be going to a party that a friend is throwing. I kinda am trying to figure out who's going to be there and what he's planning for it before I put stuff together, but maybe that's just me procrastinating. He's thrown Halloween parties that were on the sexy-adult side before, but last years had a wider invite list and was much more normal with a lot more people with boring costumes - primarily guys wearing practical normal clothes with lousy excuses, which doesn't exactly make me want to spent time and money putting together a costume particularly if its just going to get me ogled by people that turn me off.
So maybe a variant question for people: What was the best halloween party you've gone to, and the best costume you've worn (or seen)?
I think probably the best halloween party I've been to was a comic-book themed party. Lots of superheroes, with various levels of detail put into it, but also easy for people who aren't in to making costumes to just get a commerical one. There was a "scary food" contest that was great, with some really chuthulu-esque creations. The rule was that it still had to be edible, mind you, so the creator of the food had to be willing to eat it. It was maybe 20 people, and we all knew each other, so it was really comfortable, relaxed, fun. Oh, and layered drinks I think are a requirement for halloween parties. Almost as required as dry ice in the punch.
For that party I was Delirium. I had old torn fishnets on with sneakers, black jean-shorts, a black bra under a too-large charcoal t-shirt. To all this I had attached lots and lots of colorful scarves, handkerchiefs, and a couple sets of mardi gras beads. My hair was spiky and unnaturally bright red at the time too. I had a purse that I filled with random cheap toys and candy, which I kept handing out.