You deserve to be the laughingstock of lesser omegas if you do the “couples costume” thing.
Here’s another example of utterly contemptible betatude.
The only acceptable couples costumes are Pimp/Ho combos (substitute Hugh Hefner for a dash of class), or this:
Note that the beta costume is not the same as the GAY costume. If you wear a gay costume people will assume you prefer manflesh. If you wear a beta costume, people will assume your woman is cheating on you.
Here is an example of a GAY costume, so you know the difference between BETA and GAY (sometimes it’s a fine line):
Beta costumes are often boringly conventional. Stay away from vampires and mobsters unless you can pull them off really well (i.e., you actually look like a mobster in real life). Silly costumes like giant beer cans or condoms are beta. The only people laughing will be other betas, and they’ll be laughing at you, not with you.
Reader Matt wrote in with the following suggestion:
My thought is that a well thought-out costume is alpha as long as it’s understated. Oversized, obnoxiously fancy costumes are beta because they appear to be compensating for a lack of personality as well as revealing that too much effort was put in to their creation.
This is decent advice, and understated elegance will usually beat overstated buffoonery. But I wouldn’t write off fancy costumes. If you can craft a fancy costume so that every part fits into a greater whole and it doesn’t look like you duct taped it together in your basement, you can attract a lot of the good kind of female attention. For instance, an ostentatiously bedecked African King would be a cool costume.
Another option is the politically incorrect costume. These will score points with rebellious chicks who just wanted Daddy to hug them.
Alpha costumes meet one or more of the following criteria — they evoke mystery, danger, coolness, power, or violence. Practice your scowl and hit the weight room, and you can wear an alpha costume like this:
If you have a dog, you can boost your alpha score one whole point humiliating your pooch in this:
If you see these people around town on Halloween, there is a good chance it will be me.
My blade will be real. Plastic knock-offs are beta.