Is it possible to be too original in your design of a Halloween costume? I only bring it up because the design of my costume for this year. I wanted to design a costume that could work at both my party and my haunt. So I devolved a character that, to me, would fit the bill (visually) for what a Halloween Overlord would look like. I call him "Mr. Hain", after the fictional Celtic deity "Sam Hain". The look of the costume is actually pretty simple: an elegant Gothic suit, black fingerless gloves, & top hat. Then it gets a bit unusual. I'll also be wearing a wig of dreadlocks (something about them is both cool and creepy to me), as well as a nylon pumpkin mask I found online. However, several members of my family (the ones who don't "get" me or my Halloween obsession) have asked about my costume, and when I'm don explaining, they give me a weird look and start asking things like "Why dreadlocks?" or "Why a pumpkin face? Just go as a zombie!" I personally think the more creative and unusual a costume, the better. I'm often developing characters to dress as at Halloween. Heck, I've got a Steampunk character in the works! My only concern is that my friends from school that I'm inviting to the party won't "get" my costume either. So, what do you guys think: can a costume be too creative?