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    Question Halloween a time and excuse to crossdress in public

    Who here uses that cd holiday as an excuse to cd in public and still remain closeted?
    You can get away with more things like painted nail and toes are lipstick and even a dress.

    Its known as a holiday for CD's.

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    I honestly hope everyone here who is getting all dolled-up for Halloween is taking it "seriously"...


    1.) Dress up as a female who dressed up for Halloween (i.e., buy or put together an actual *costume* a GG would wear that day/night)

    2.) Put some actual effort into it. Don't go just half-baked, because you're afraid someone might think you're "a little too much into it" -- who cares!


    Others *will* appreciate it a heck of a lot more. And generally speaking, they'll also respect you more for it. You'll also get a lot more compliments.

    The GG's will love it, too.


    Oh, did I mention that you might just inspire a fellow sister to get the courage to dress up next year for her 1st time?

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    There seem to be a lot of closet dressers that talk about Halloween like its some free pass day for them to dress in public.
    I bet they wouldn't actually walk out the front door and go anywhere in public.
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    Oh yes! It's amazing, I take full advantage any opportunity I can get. My children have made comments that for some reason when Halloween comes around I'm never around or have to work late. I make it a full week event. This year I believe its on a Monday which I wish be good to dress from Thursday night to Money night.

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    Really. It's a cd holiday now?

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    A man once said, "Halloween is the National Day of Crossdressing." Yep, it's a good day to get all dressed up and hit the parties, grocery stores and malls.

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    Hi Rena, The first time I dressed to go out was Halloween of 2005. My exwife had given me kick to find out what was wrong with me. She told me to go to one of the groups that dress for cross dressing. to find out about it. Well here I am 11 yrs later with a great wife that loves me more as a women, we are best girl friends. Right now I am all dressed to go to the Hard Rock casino in Tampa, I go every Sat that I can. I will be dressed for the whole wk end. I can dress every day if I want, but I do have work around the house and my rental. I have the best wife and girl friend we go every were together an she is very supportive . Jo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracii G View Post
    There seem to be a lot of closet dressers that talk about Halloween like its some free pass day for them to dress in public.
    I bet they wouldn't actually walk out the front door and go anywhere in public.
    Aw, that seems uncharacteristically mean. I like to think if they feel the urge, if they ramp themselves up about it, each year they'll come closer and eventually cross the threshold. It's a pretty important day in someone's life when they finally do and they have enough self-doubt without their own team adding to it. (Maybe I should get a cheer leader's outfit this year. Go Team Trans! )
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    Every time I go out dressed it's "Halloween"
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    It seems this needs to be said each year:

    If you are a crossdresser, if you own a $300 pair of breast forms, a $200 padded hip and butt garment, a $100 wig, bras, woman's shoes, jewelry, makeup, etc. and walk gracefully in high heels and go out in public, everyone you see will know that this isn't the first time in your life you have dressed as a woman. Now if you go to a bar or party in another town where nobody knows you, that shouldn't be a problem. If you go to a bar or party where family members, neighbors or people you work with will be, you are outing yourself as a crossdresser.

    For some of us, that doesn't matter but for some, it would be a big mistake.

    The only way to go out on Halloween dressed as a woman and not out yourself is to do a really clumsy job of it. Stuff your bra with socks and wear it too high, wear a costume wig from a party shop, ill fitting heels from a second hand store and wobble in them and don't shave your arm and leg hair. Overdo your makeup but do a really bad job of it.

    For a real crossdresser, what fun is that?

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    I couldn't have said it better myself. It's way too expensive to do only once per year on Halloween.
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    I'm an in-home crossdresser whose wife knows I wear women's clothing on occasion. She is not a fan of my desires, although early in our marriage on occasion I did wear nighties to bed until our first child was born. On two Halloweens I did doll myself up and go out. I wore full makeup and a blond wig. I was attired as a woman would appear, not a costume. The first time I work a knee length black dress, black heels, hosiery and all the undergarments. My wig was blond. The second time it was a jade and black dress. Thinking back my wife probably was pretending to be asleep. I know she was a deep sleeper back then, but, still, your husband out of the bed for several hours? Duh! Anyway I went into stores to buy soda or donuts. I tried it, but, if you're not going to a party or having some activity in mind, it does become somewhat boring. All that was more than thirty years ago. Now I'm content to just be at home and relax. Halloween has returned to dispensing candy to keep dentists employed.

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    I plan going out as a sexy witch.
    Krisi is correct, depending on your comfort level and where you go, how you dress up as a woman for Halloween matters.
    I'm personally staying in my area and possibly hanging with people and friends/buddies.
    Doesn't matter to me.
    I plan on doing open-mic stand-up Wednesday full en femme; so anybody sees me that knows me there will, yeah, know then.
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    Jennie my statement wasn't said with a mean intent it was just an honest assessment.
    If I had said why does it have to be Halloween when you can go out dressed any day of the year some would get mad at me for even suggesting that.
    I never thought of Halloween as a CD holiday at all but I guess it must be to some.
    What would the difference be if your neighbor saw you dressed on Halloween as opposed to the day before or day after?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krisi View Post
    ...if you own a $300 pair of breast forms, a $200 padded hip and butt garment, a $100 wig, bras, woman's shoes, jewelry, makeup, etc. and walk gracefully in high heels and go out in public, everyone you see will know that this isn't the first time in your life you have dressed as a woman.
    And if they know how much any of this stuff costs? They're probably not exactly a non-CD'er, themselves.

    Besides, who says you simply didn't borrow some of that?



    Quote Originally Posted by Krisi View Post
    The only way to go out on Halloween dressed as a woman and not out yourself is to do a really clumsy job of it. Stuff your bra with socks and wear it too high, wear a costume wig from a party shop, ill fitting heels from a second hand store and wobble in them and don't shave your arm and leg hair. Overdo your makeup but do a really bad job of it.
    And make a mockery out of GG's & trans people?

    No.

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    Wink Halloween is Sherry's Special Holiday!

    Because it's the only time of the year she can go out masked without creeping folks out!

    And, because I was masked, I have actually PASSED a few times around Halloween!

    Which is how I know there's a world of difference being treated as a trans/CD or a GG!

    Do NOT dress up as a woman. Dress as a woman wearing a costume if u wish to possibly pass and not be made as a dresser.

    Me last year in Hollywood:
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    Wild look, Sherry!


    Definitely one way to do Halloween.

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    Halloween is the one time of year I know for sure I can go full female mode. Working with a wife who's still dealing with all this, it's the one time she's accepted that I'll be crossdressing in public no matter what. This year I'm thinking Harely-Quinn (more from the comics than the recent Suicide Squad movie).

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    As this will be my first year dressing like a woman for Halloween I am excited for it as I can do so without anyone knowing (except those I have told), I will be going as a hooker and my wife will be going as a pimp, lol can't wait

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    Krisi,
    Dressing doesn't have to cost that sort of money to look good, sometimes reading that gives the wrong impression to those just starting out that they need to spend money to qualify as a CDer.

    My social group will have the next meeting on the 21st October, which is the nearest date to Halloween, but it also happens to be Trafalgar Day in the UK , it's not celebrated widely but its' given me a great idea for a costume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracii G View Post
    There seem to be a lot of closet dressers that talk about Halloween like its some free pass day for them to dress in public.
    I bet they wouldn't actually walk out the front door and go anywhere in public.
    You're probably right. I wanted to dress up for Halloween for years. Decades. The thought tormented me but the fear won out. Familiar story?

    Never had the courage until two years ago when I came out to my supportive GG at the age of 51. I figured now was the time. I was passable, so much so that many colleagues and people I work with did not recognize me that day. Yes it was scary to leave the house since this was the first time I had gone the full nine yards including wig and makeup - I did my best to be respectful of the female form (no hairy legs or mustache as many men do when pretending to be women). I went to work dressed and it was an eyeopening experience. The sexual innuendo was something I didn't expect but it's something that our GG friends deal with all too frequently. I went again last year, and was even more convincing (practice practice practice). And again, similar remarks, and questions about my abilities to walk in heels and apply nail polish. I was open about any questions such as "Nope, it's my dress." (Left it at that becasue they looked stunned lol). "Yes, I did my own makeup, my SO taught me the day before." "Yes, I did shave my legs. When I dress for Halloween, I go all out."

    Would I encourage others to do the same? Hell YES! Do it. Use whatever excuse you can think of why you look so passable (if you are in the closet). But don't buy one of thise cheap Halloween "sexy _fill in the blank_" costumes in the plastic bags. Yuck.

    Excuses you can use:
    I borrowed this dress (or got it at Goodwill in the Halloween area).
    My SO did my makeup/nails.
    The wig is from the Halloween store.
    Hell, no, I bought my own pantyhose. Do you think I'm that gross.
    Yes I painted my nails. It's not rocket science.
    I can walk in high heels because I wear cowboy boots/work boots often and that helps with balance.

    Good luck and may the Femme Goddesses be watching over you.
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    I love dressing as a woman.

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    The first time i went out in public dressed was on Halloween, I just dressed up as a woman (and not for laughs), it's what hooked me on crossdressing. Now I crossdress on a daily basis, so just dressing as a woman doesn't cut it, I wear a female costume now, I've been a french maid, Alice in Wonderland, Wednesday Addams, a bride (I got married on Halloween). This year I'm thinking a Disney princess or Little Red Riding Hood.

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    Red face some people dressed on Halloween are not figured out

    I remember being at a popular Transformation salon with my friend who is a TS and makeup artist.
    They did so many guys makeup that day and allowed them to shave and dress there.
    All of the guys looked amazing for Halloween.
    Many guys started dressing more often as result and some even fully transitioned.
    So some GG women loved to prank people with there husband are boyfriend dressed saying it was a relative to see if people figured them out.
    Know one figured them out ,even family members did not know.

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    I suggested to my wife that we should dress up for Halloween this year and "put some effort" into it..

    I don't think she will be thinking along the same lines as me re the costume that I would want to wear!

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    From first hand experience, treating such occasions as a license to crossdress doesn't remotely do some of us or our motivations to crossdress any justice. I've grasped at this straw on quite a few occasions that weren't Halloween, thinking I was making the best of it. It wasn't even close, it felt crude, it felt empty.

    If I want to crossdress I'll do it at my own will - I don't really need the license of being able to be out in costume, much as I am willing to take advantage of it. If I want to obscure my shape I may as well wear garments that create my silhouette, like historic gowns / "princess dresses" or even a milk carton.

    I'll admit lazily compiling a pilot's uniform out of my own drab wardrobe (save the peaked cap and wings, both actual costume items) for Halloween while I was spending it overseas. I will definitely go for a showgirl costume eventually, and for more occasions than just Halloween alone.
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