Well, that’s one way of putting it. Thank you, emotistyle, for that one.
I for one am tired of seeing sexy nurses, sexy cats, sexy hamburgers (really? really? sexy hamburger?), and sexy [insert-anything-here] costumes. Where has the creativity gone? I don’t want to see you in lingerie and fairy-wings. I’m all for dressing attractive, showing a little skin, but what’s attractive about a sexy hamburger? I have never seen a sexy hamburger, nor have I seen anyone looking sexy while eating a hamburger, so… no, I don’t really understand your costume.
When did this become the norm? When did Halloween become the “one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” (Mean Girls) When did dressing like an ‘ex-wife’ become the odd thing to do and dressing like a mouse, duh, become the routine? That’s a good question that I do not have the answer to. Supply and demand, perhaps? Go into any Halloween store you’ll find hundreds of skimpy outfits to choose from, however, take a look in the men’s section and you’ll find an entirely different story.
A friend of mine shared this site with me: F**k No Sexist Halloween Costumes which demonstrates the sexualization of women’s costumes. For example…
While you’re at it, check out The Evolution of Halloween Costumes, From Girls to Women. Now that’s scary.
I know it’s Halloween and many of you probably already have your costume, or if you’re like me, have already celebrated last weekend, but if you’re still in need of an awesome costume that doesn’t involve pasties, try out some of these…
1. Rosie the Riveter (Super easy to put together)
2. Rockford Peaches (A League of Their Own)
3. Frida Kahlo (awwww)
4. A Woman Who Has It All (Brilliant)
5. Binders of Women (my personal favorite)
And if you’re still lacking inspriation, check out this jem: