Nudists advocate for more adults to opt for body paint costumes at Halloween

The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) is encouraging people this Halloween to embrace the practice of body

The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) is encouraging people this Halloween to embrace the practice of body painting in lieu of costumes.

Even, as the AANR terms them, those "living the textile life". 

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In its literature online, the 86-year-old association touts its work, speaking out for those in North America that participate in wholesome, family-oriented nude activities. There are over 200 clubs and resorts across the map that cater to nudists. According to AANR, there are some 52 million people around the world for which they advocate. 

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This week, Chron.com reached out to AANR's Carolyn Hawkins to get the skinny on going bare-but-painted on Halloween. 

When it comes to nudists, one would almost think that being clothed would be the costume, right?

"We love being nude, but nudists love to dress up as well. whether it be an after-five attire or in a costume. Body paint is also a fun way to dress," Hawkins said. 

Having your body painted for Halloween might be a little bit cheaper than ponying up for an actual costume, but then again finding a suitable body-paint artist might be the hard part - and then you have to decide what you painted on your body. 

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Hawkins said that going nude is on a lot of bucket lists. 

"With nudism being so mainstream now, folks just want to give it a try. Once you are nude at one of our resorts, you find out just how relaxing it is and want to continue on," Hawkins said. 

There is a group of nudists in the Houston area, called the Healthy Hides of Houston.

"It's a non-landed club. Non-landed clubs are groups of members who travel to an AANR club or resort," she said. 

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