As I skimmed through the ads in today's paper I realized that if my husband wanted to buy a Halloween Costume he can choose between scary and funny. If I want to buy a Halloween Costume I can choose between sexy and....
I could choose sexy witch, sexy police officer, sexy waitress, sexy pirate, sexy Catholic School girl, sexy cheerleader, sexy prisoner, even sexy Hogwarts Student. Every costume was cut short in length and low in chest. Some even came with the handy dandy Playboy Bunny proudly displayed, in case the costume didn't already scream "I'm not a woman, I'm a sex object!"
Who decided that at Halloween every woman would want to dress up like a stripper? Men, I'm guessing. It's really disturbing to me.
I'm surprised there is not a market for family Halloween costumes, parent and child pairings. For instance, this year The May Queen really wants to be Cinderella (are you surprised? I thought not) We already have the Cinderella dress-up dress, which means no buying OR sewing for me, so I'm all for it. I thought it would be fun to be the fairy godmother. Although Disney Princess costumes are clogging up the children's costume rack, I couldn't even find myself a sexy fairy godmother costume to go along with it. So I'll be doing it the old fashioned way... turning a blanket into a robe, and borrowing one of The May Queen's wands. Which, in my opinion, is really the best way to dress for Halloween anyways. A little imagination, using what you have, and a touch of fairy dust.
Dressing up with my daughter on Halloween? A treat
Dressing up like a Playboy Bunny? I'm not looking to turn tricks, thank you.
So, I came back to check my comments, and what should I see in my side bar? Apparently my mention of stripping has caused Google ads to run ads for Pole Dancing lessons and actual POLES to dance with. In case you need some props and a little show to go along with your costume this year.