Although psychologists and postmodernists appreciate the self-reflexive act of arriving at a costume party as yourself, costumes do not. Slip on another self with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of costumes, decorations, and more at Halloween Express. Choose from either the Bloomfield or Highlands Ranch location.
Halloween Express opens its doors for just under two months every year, and the holiday superstore stocks an abundant selection of costumes, ghoulish decorations, and Halloween-themed accessories for kids and adults. Tote your toddler around the neighborhood in a top-hatted spider costume ($17.49), or swaddle a baby in a photo-promoting pea-pod costume ($14.99). For ‘20s flappers ($19.99) hosting a Halloween-themed book- club meeting, stock up on severed toes ($7.29), shrunken heads ($18.69), and portraits of the undead ($16.99) to enliven a dull and drab den or discussion of Roald Dahl’s dark and ghoulish short stories.
Like focus groups and jury boxes, Halloween is celebrated for its candy-producing qualities and judgment-free environment, in which respectable adults don masks, costumes, and whole-new personalities for a fleeting night of freedom from reality. So take this opportunity to indulge in the yearly autumnal escapism, or stock up on disgusting decoratives for a thrice-daily fright.