When I was in my 20’s, I dressed in some sexy costumes. Who doesn’t use Halloween as an excuse to step a little out of the comfort zone? However, I really think the “sexy” costumes are getting a little out of hand. (Is this me being old?) Halloween is a FALL holiday, and I’m seeing costumes that don’t cover much more than a bathing suit’s worth of flesh. Is freezing really sexy? No one has ever said to me, “Those goosebumps look great on you.”
Plus, what happened to being scary or having fun? Sexy and nurse go together, but sexy and Freddie Krueger?? (Freddie is a burned up weirdo… just sayin’.) He’s supposed to be scary. He murders people! I think it’s cool to dress up like him because I love the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. But to make scary be sexy (unless you’re being ironic or sardonic) seems just odd to me. Like writing to convicted murderers looking for romance. And a sexy nun? I’m not religious, but that just seems disrespectful.
I guess it all boils down to what Halloween is about for you. For me it’s a time to watch scary movies, dress up and have a lot of fun. I like to look good but I don’t have to be “sexy.” I like ghosts and witches and vampires and Freddy and Jason. I like giving out candy and smelling pumpkin and apple spice. I like when it gets too cold to wear skimpy clothes and when leaves crunch under my feet. I love going to haunted houses and getting the jolt of fear, just for a second.
I don’t like freezing various parts of my anatomy off or having to worry that if I bend over, I’ll be showing off parts I prefer to keep covered. The bottom line is that Halloween is for fun, and should be about whatever is fun for you.
This year, I’m dressing up as a sugar skull. I can’t wait to see how my makeup turns out.
While we’re on the subject of sexy costumes: Here’s a link to men dressing up in sexy Halloween costumes. I love this one.
Here’s another one to 32 sexy costumes that don’t really make sense. I agree with many of them. I just shook my head and wondered why. Especially the crayon. Who ever looked at a crayon and thought, “I’d hit that?”
So what’s your vote on Halloween costumes? Sexy or not? And do you find anything skimpy to be sexy, or does it have to make sense?