Well today is Halloween and the school that I am does not allow the students to dress up. I guess I understand the reason for that as some costumes could be offensive, but let the students have fun with some clear ground rules.
Another school system has established some basic rules for those that would like to dress up.
  • Theme cannot be gore
  • Theme cannot be destruction
  • Cannot have a full face covering mask
  • Must be recognizable
  • The only problem with these rules is that they could be up for interpretation. I mean what really is gore and what is destruction? I guess it would be up to who set the rules, but it would seem that you might have a lot of upset students and it might just be easier to ban dress up.