HalloweenThe Post covers the teenage trick or treaters. I don't care how old you are, just make an effort to wear a friggin' costume.
You could wear your work uniform. Saturday I went to the Glen Echo ballroom and the number of people dress up was woefully low. I went as a nun. As I was dancing with one fellow he remarked that he should have worn his work clothes. He's a retired priest. It would have worked. So wear your McDonald's, Best Buy shirts, with name tag and that will be somewhat barely acceptable. If you're a DC Cop and you come to my house, you can have all the Reese's cups you want.
For the surly teen or anyone else who doesn't keep up their end of the holiday, I got cheap waxy foil wrapped candy with your name written all over it.
Update: Budget Fashionista has some cheap costume ideas.