Thursday, October 24, 2013

Have we gone too far? The sexification of today's Halloween costumes

Before we go any further, let me assure you that sexification is a word. It's my word. It's like beautification, when you beautify something. So it stands to reason that if you sexify (another word I made up, which totally exists and if it doesn't, it should) something, it's called sexification. Moving on...

Halloween sure has gotten a lot sexier over the years. Especially when it comes to adult women's costumes. This year as I was perusing the aisles and websites for a costume for the Little Man I came upon some outfits that had me scratching my head and saying tsk tsk while others made me stop and go, Whuuuuut? Let me 'splain.

Halloween and scary movies have a long history together. Let's face it, some of the most famous horror film killers have been the best advertisement that Halloween has ever had. I'm talking Jason, Freddy Krueger and even that evil, little killer doll, Chucky. These guys are all about the gory and scary. put them in a super short mini skirt. Not only have they been trans-gendered, but these ugly pop culture killers have been turned into hotties. Yes, now you, too, can be a sexy Ms. Voorhees; hockey mask included. Freddy's striped sweater has been extended into a mini. And Chucky's overalls are now a mini-dress complete with red thigh-highs. What's next? Michael Myers in a skin-tight, gray catsuit? Sigh.

Garden gnomes are cute, little lawn decorations. They might even make you think of those Travelocity commercials. A garden gnome with a red, pointy hat and barely there blue micro-mini skirt? No, just no. Besides being uncomfortable, you run the risk of poking someone's eye out if you bent over to pick up something you dropped. Remember what they say, 'it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye'.

I don't know. These days scarecrows are sultry. Ghostbusters are sassy. Even Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" is struttin' down the yellow brick road. One might say it's too much. Then again, judging by the amount of material in some of today's costumes, it might be too little.


  1. i've never been a sexy halloween girl. i always liked cute, creative, celeb, or scary ones best!