As we continue our search for our Halloween costumes, I am once again shocked at how Halloween is simply an excuse to dress in a costume that is as slutty as possible.
I have no idea why this surprises me. I remember my first Halloween in Vancouver. My boyfriend and I went all out and rented costumes. It was his first and only Halloween (Australian) and we wanted it to be special. We rented Scottish costumes - he wore a kilt and I was a Scottish wench. My friends were a princess and a prince. Our dresses were to our toes and our boyfriends were wearing a skirt and a tunic. So at least they were slutty.
We went to the Commodore because we thought that was a good idea.
I have never felt so overdressed in my life. There was a girl who wore leaves. THREE leaves! I had on a bonnet! Needless to say, I have never made that mistake again.
Going to bars on Halloween are many levels of wrong. One being, I am not out there to get laid. Two, I wear costumes so that I can be dressed as something I never ordinarily can. Like being a flapper girl. I feel like if I wanted to be a slut I could dress like that everyday. And three, bars are full of drunk idiots. A few years ago, my Halloween friend T (of princess fame) went as Persephone and her husband as Hades. No one got it. They thought she was Eve. Alas, she wasn't wearing only three leaves so I have no idea how they drew that conclusion. Plus she was holding a pomegranate. Clearly we were not dealing with a Greek mythology reading crowd.
Every store is full of these slutty costumes right now. I think there is something wrong with them. As I went through the rack the other day these were my choices:
- slutty Alice in Wonderland
- slutty Little Red Riding Hood
- slutty Strawberry Shortcake
- slutty Cinerdella
- slutty Dorothy
- slutty Goldilocks
You get the picture.
Oh and they don't term their costumes as 'slutty', they are called 'sexy'. I feel like turning all my childhood stories into tales of slut is . . . . wrong.
My personal favorite? One of the brands at the Halloween store was called 'Trash Lingerie Halloween Costume'.
I'm a prude and I don't care.