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Dear Sammy,

What should I be for Halloween?

-Brandy

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A pony.

Jeez Brandy, I don't know. You didn't give me any real direction here so I had to go with the first thing that came to mind. When I was a little girl I had a cocker spaniel named Brandy so I'm imagining that you have really shiny hair, hence the pony idea.

The truth is that asking me what you should be for Halloween is like asking me what you should be when you grow up. I'm not going to advise you to milk goats for a living if the thought of handling goat nipples udderly freaks you out, nor would I advise you to be a sexy kitten/angel/devil/nurse if the idea of slipping on fishnets and short skirts had an equally repulsive effect.

For the most part, women have three choices when it comes to Halloween costumes - Sexy ho, Funny/dumpy, Pop Culture Icon, or some combination of the three. Let's face it Brandy, there are going to be a lot of meaty Lady Gagas and blue chicks from Avatar out there trolling for treats, why not take a walk on the wild side and step out of the Trick-or-Treat for Unicef box?

My advice is to unleash your imagination. I will always frown on sporting a costume from a bag. Put together a getup that expresses your personality. Are you a preppy girl who wears polo shirts with giant horses on them? Be a goth equestrian. Love monkeys? Wear a suit, an Uncle Bill Hello my name is tag, a monkey mask and oh snap, you're a monkey's uncle.

The point is, a little creativity goes a long way. Last year I was the money you could save by using Geico. You'll get more nods than being a ready-made store bought Cinderella and save some cash in the process.

Or you can be a pony.

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Sammy Sanchez is a Miami based freelance writer, greeting card designer, and self-professed USWeeklyholic. Sammy loves tall coffee light frappuccinos, vino not from a box, and Mark Ruffalo...not necessarily in that order.
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