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10/22/2014 04:23 EDT | Updated 10/27/2014 04:59 EDT

15 Reasons Why It's Ok For Adults To Dress Up For Halloween

Sorry children but your days as Halloween's biggest group of worshipers are numbered. More and more adults are taking over the "holiday" thanks to office parties, bar nights and the fact they they can afford to buy as many Halloween costumes as they want for the multiple shindigs they will attend.

And although they can't go trick-or-treating (or can they?), it's very ok for them to dress up for Halloween. Here's why:

1. You can wear this without judgement

2. Office parties

3. Superhero costumes aren't just for kids

4. The IT guy is cool for one day of the year

5. You can relive your childhood

6. You can show off the many hours you put in at the gym

7. You can show off what you like to do instead of going to the gym

8. The geeks become your overlords

9. You can put in as little effort as you want

10. Alternatively, you can put in crazy amounts of effort

11. It's your chance to flaunt how much you know about pop culture

12. You're allowed to look like this

13. Making a feminist statement will never be as fun

14. You get to be Regina George

15. It gives you an excuse to scare children, which, admit it, is really funny

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas:

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