questionshow old is too old to wear a halloween costume?

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I agree that you're never too old to wear a costume. I love Halloween, and have many friends older than me who also love it and dress up.

I agree that ideally you stop ToT after 8th grade. My oldest has found a workaround, though - she dresses up in costume, then takes her youngest sister out ToT-ing and then she can "legitimately" ToT.

I give candy to anyone who comes to my house. Partly because I figure if they have a costume, they deserve candy, and if they have the guts to go up to the door without a costume they should get candy, and finally the teens without costumes might egg my house if I don't give them candy.

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Age doesn't matter to me. No costume? No candy.

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When I can I wear a costume when I answer the door on Halloween. The kids like it. And I second the "annoying teen ager" thoughts. Somewhere around 12-14 you are too old to old to go out, stay home and help at home.

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I don't mind the dressing up but I do mind the 16-18 year olds that come by my house in a sweatshirt and a pillow sheet looking for candy. That is kind of the main reason I started being away from the house on Halloween, the kids were cute but the teenagers were annoying.

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13-17 Once you reach 13 you are 'too old', once you reach 18 it is on like Donkey Kong (note Donkey Kong not a good outfit for an 18 year old, unless you are sneaking drinks.)

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@quailman: Yeah, you wouldn't need the costume :)

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I don't mind older kids trick or treating, as long as they're wearing an actual costume. I figure if they went to the trouble of putting together a good costume, I can cough up some candy. My problem with the trick or treating older kids are the ones who are dressed in regular clothes (perhaps with some white face paint--why is that so universal?) appearing on my porch with a pillowcase full of candy. Disapprove.

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Why would there ever be an end-date for enjoying a holiday? If Halloween costumes are your thing, why would you stop?

I may not trick-or-treat (never did, actually), but whenever I'm so inclined, I dress up for the trick-or-treaters. Heck, I dress up my yard & house for Halloween, why not me too?

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When you are old enough to ask this question. Then again, I am a party pooper.

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I agree, you are never too old to dress up for Halloween. Trick or treating, I guess it's possible to be too old for that, but isn't that why people have kids? So they can go trick or treating with them, then eat half their candy?

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However old you are when you die. That's how old is too old!

Though continuing past there could make for some seriously creepy costumes....

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Agree with first response. You are never too old to dress up but if you are out of grade school (8th grade) you are too old to trick or treat.

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There is reason adult costumes are made. It is silly to think there is an age limit.

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You're never too old for Halloween. There is a phase where you get too old for trick-or-treating, but you're never too old to dress up!