With October’s arrival, a lot of people are starting to make their plans for the best holiday of the year: Halloween! I love it and all its trappings; scary storytelling, spooky decorations, candy, and dressing up in creative ways are just some of the many things I love about it.
However, there is one aspect of Halloween that has evolved in recent years that has come to annoy me. This is the ‘sexy halloween’ costumes that have come to be a traditional part of Halloween festivities.
First, let me assure you that I’m not a prude who thinks all women ought to dress like it’s the 1950’s again. Women can and should be able to dress in any manner they please, and should be given respect no matter what they choose to wear. I know there are a lot of ladies out there who like to show a little skin and have some adult-themed fun on Halloween night. However that doesn’t mean I cannot disagree with another woman’s dress choices and give my reasons why, and let me tell you, there are a lot of reasons why I have to disagree with all this. Particularly some of the skimpier revisions to all kinds of costumes.
Sexy Versions of Male Horror Villains
I cannot begin to tell you how wrong this is! The fact that these costumes aren’t remotely like the villains in slasher flicks is the last of many issues to come to mind. This could only be the result of some guy looking at a serial killer like Freddy Kruger or Chucky and thinking ‘man, if that guy was a chick, I’d totally bang her!’ Is this an attempt to reconcile the fact that most sexy costumes for women aren’t scary, are designers just running out of ideas at this point, or will they make a skimpy women’s version for just about anything?
Sexy Cartoon Characters
Sexy Big Bird, sexy Spongebob, and so many others: just why? Do the men of the world really want to mess around with the cartoons of their childhood? If you’re looking for attention or a good time or something, why bring nostalgia into it? There’s no need people!
If you insist on being a sexy cartoon character, may I suggest Jessica Rabbit? She’s a cool character, and you don’t have to change a thing about her outfit to turn heads!
Or at least they look like lingerie to me. I’ve seen lingerie versions of superhero costumes, animal costumes, and much more. Just about every costume you can think of has a lingerie version to go with it. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought lingerie was supposed to be ladies’ underwear. Sure it’s very pretty underwear that many women enjoy wearing, but people generally don’t go out on the town in nothing but their undergarments. Sticking a pair of cat or rabbit ears on your head doesn’t change that. Is it so wrong to wear a nice dress on or something?
I’m sure many of you remember the ‘We’re a Culture, Not a Costume‘ thing that happened a few years ago. While I’m of the opinion that most ethnic costumes are harmless and have no ill intent behind them, I understand where these college kids were coming from. I don’t like most of these costumes because they tend to be just plain tacky, terrible costumes. In many cases these costumes are supposed to be humorous, but I’m not laughing – I just find it dumb.
It’s one thing to wear a beautiful kimono, or a traditional spanish dress, or put on a cool mariachi band outfit, it’s totally another to use cultural fashion as a means to show off some skin. I’m 100% certain that real geishas and Native American women have never dressed like this. Please don’t bring foreign cultures into all this!
Every Woman’s Costume is for Hookerween`
Or it least it seems that way. Go to the women’s section and try to find an outfit that doesn’t. I can assure you, unless you grab a few plus-sized ones, you’re going to be hard pressed to find costumes that fit this criteria. Even if you do manage to find something, choices will be limited. As much as women have the right to wear revealing clothing if they want, women should also have the option for more modest attire. Women that don’t want to wear these kinds of clothes probably have to make their own costumes or are pretty much SOL.
I’m sure you’re guessing that I’m making my own costume this year. You would be right. I don’t expect this trend to disappear anytime soon, I just wish that people would tone it down so more choices and creativity can come to the Halloween season.