Saturday, September 15, 2012

What is Going ON With Adult Halloween Costumes?

Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, Halloween is kind of a big deal to me. I know it's only September but I'm excited already, so when one of the many shopping websites emailed me this morning and said they had Halloween costumes, I had to look. Growing up, we never bought our costumes, and we had the best costumes around because of it. But I still like to look a the ones you can buy. Sometimes, if they're cheap enough, you can buy one and break it down to use parts of it for different costumes; it's probably what I'll have to do for the overall shaman look.

But man, the slutty costumes. Maybe I'm getting jaded in my old age, but really? Do women think they aren't sexy all the other 364 days of the year that they have to wear something that is so far from resembling what the costume is supposed to be because there is no actual cloth to the thing? Looking back, the only time I did "sexy" costumes was when I dressed as a prostitute (and I think even then I wore shorts) and last year I did wear an indecently short skirt with my crow costume. All those costumes were home made. As I browsed through the costumes there was slutty nurse, slutty school girl, slutty vampire, slutty mummy (that if it didn't say mummy you wouldn't have guessed, I thought it was a bride), slutty dog walker (seriously), slutty lady bug, slutty cop, slutty pirate, slutty matador, and slutty wood chipper... what??
Yes, that's a beaver over her crotch. I wish I was making it up.

People, what happened to creativity? It's sad enough that kids go around in plastic, store-bought costumes, but you'd think adults with the manual dexterity and income would have some iota of creativity to make really cool costumes. I guess I was spoiled as a kid, because my Mom was awesome at costumes (so what if I wanted to be a black cat every year? Don't judge) but I look forward to creating sometime awesome and unique each year.

4 comments:

  1. I'd like to see a modest stripper costume.

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    1. I'd like to see a modest stripper. The closest I've come was seeing one in Jay that had about 6 pairs of knee socks on to make it look like she had calves.

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  2. I was browsing about Halloween costume ideas and I found your blog which is quite interesting. I do hope it's okay with you if I pin them on my Pinterest board. Thanks for sharing!

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