Badges make everything better. They say a million things without anyone having to say a word. They reassure people, “this person knows what they’re doing, it’s all gonna be ok.” They strike fear into the hearts of those whose hearts need striking fear into. And just like a real law enforcement officer, a costume just isn’t complete without adding a badge. The badge says, “yeah, I took my costume seriously this year. Yeah, you can trust that I’m a responsible person who still likes to have authentic-looking fun. Let’s get some more drinks and get crazy and see what happens.” Badges? Yeah, we DO need some stinkin’ badges.