Halloween has grown from a candy-shakedown conspiracy into a distressingly "adult"-themed parade of horribleness, marked by people dressed as sexy everythings (see Sexy Nurse, Sexy Chewbacca, Sexy Autopsy Subject). But for those willing to connect with the day's true spirit of dorkiness, Halloween can be a delight. So dress up! Make sure your costume is something ugly or ridiculous, like a sweet potato or a ventriloquist dummy or a cheerleader turning into a werewolf. Get drunk! Yell at cars! Seriously, once the daylight-savings shift comes, you won't want to leave home until May. (See Halloween events listings.)