Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween costumes

So the church doesn’t have a ban on cross-gender costumes (i.e., male people dressing up as females, female people dressing up as males), but every ward i’ve been in during my adult life* has sent out the word that such costumes wouldn’t be allowed at church events.

Is this one of those weird cases where there isn’t a de jure rule on what’s allowable in the church, but there is (at least in most cases) a de facto rule? What is everyone else’s experience?

* Possibly leaving aside my current ward—we opted out of our ward’s Halloween activity this year in favor of family stuff, so i didn’t pay attention to the rules here.


Heather the Mama Duk said...

The only directive we had was "no masks" and even then a couple people showed up with masks and nobody said a word.

David B said...

Yeah—no masks is actually in the Handbook, no cross-dressing isn’t.