Two women posing in their witch-inspired Halloween costumes.

A Halloween costume party is an occasion where you can let loose and not have a care in the world. If you’re planning to host or attend one, chances are you’ll be pulling all the stops in terms of hair, makeup, and wardrobe. But between the haunted house, the dancing, and snacks, things may get too funky, literally. Here’s everything you need to look and feel fresh, even after dancing all night in a stuffy getup.

Choose a Costume with Minimal Layers

It’s no secret that most in-store Halloween costumes are made from . While it’s good to look the part, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. Consider wearing lightweight and breathable fabrics like chiffon and jersey to keep you cool throughout your shindig. Putting on a moisture-wicking camisole underneath can make a world of difference, too. 

Before making a grand entrance to a Halloween costume party, start the night with a clean slate. Wash your skin from the neck down with Lifebuoy Antibacterial Soap Total 10. Unlike other soaps, this contains Activ Silver+ ingredient that fights 99.9% odor- and disease-causing germs as per a lab test on a select bacteria.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

Here’s a truth bomb: You should not stand in stilettos for longer than three hours. Stumbling off the room to nurse your aching feet is the fastest way to sour your Halloween costume party experience. The solution? Pack a pair of flats or sneakers in your bag. When the pain kicks in, make the switch, and no one will notice.

If your look calls for heels or sky-high boots, stick some gel inserts and cushions to provide extra padding. Another handy trick is applying band-aids on areas prone to blisters. Your feet will thank you.

Bring a Touch-Up Kit

Your will inevitably be oilier and duller a few hours into the soirée. Unless you’re dressing up as the Joker, you don’t want to be snapped with runny mascara and smudged lipstick. That’s where a touch-up kit can come in handy. It ensures everything you’ve put on your face stays on point, no matter how long the party lasts.

The key is to take uncomplicated essentials with the biggest payoffs. The must-haves are a compact mirror, wet wipes, concealer, eyeliner, and your . For those with , don’t forget to add blotting papers and a translucent powder, which also works as a makeshift dry shampoo. If your , always keep a face mist or a hydrating setting spray in your clutch.

Stay Dry Underneath

When you’re too excited over a game of beer pong or killing it on the dance floor, your armpits are bound to feel a little damp. That’s normal. However, can make you uncomfortable and, TBH, anxious about your scent.

Can you smell your body odor? Science says but it would take a lot of sniffing. In other words, others may notice your BO way before you can detect it.

To avoid stinking up the Halloween costume party, rub Rexona Roll On Deodorant Powder Dry Brightening all over your kili-kili after shower. The MotionSense technology quells sweat for up to 72 hours and releases a clean, powdery scent every time you move.

Load Up on H2O

All the hijinks that come with a classic Halloween costume party can leave you parched. Don’t wait until the situation takes a turn for the worse. The most common symptoms of dehydration are excessive thirst, fatigue, and dizziness. In most cases, it can manifest as and serious bad breath.

A smart rule of thumb is to have a glass of water for every sugary beverage you consume. A couple of quick swishes after eating sweets can also help remove bacteria in the mouth. But the best way to curb bad breath and germs is to brush your teeth when you get home. Use a fluoride toothpaste like closeup Gel Toothpaste with Antibacterial Zinc Red Hot. It has antibacterial zinc that blasts away up to 99.9% of germs in your teeth and gums, giving you all-day AMA-ZINC fresh breath.

There’s no such thing as too much effort when it comes to Halloween costume parties. Do yourself (and people around you) a favor by following these precautionary tips.