This time of the year – and specifically this week – is the perfect time of the year for mummies to blend in with the rest of society, Hamster analysis has found.

While mummies usually stick out like a sore thumb most of the year, if they are seen in crowds right now most people generally assume they are Halloween costumes. This plays to mummies’ advantages as most people would be afraid to see a mummy in July, or any other time of year outside October.

The Hamster recommends checking to make sure a mummy is indeed a mummy before freaking out in public, as there is a high likelihood, still, that it’s just a costume.