Post # 1
Okay…..So I know Halloween is a ways off, but I’m planning ahead trying to find a costume for my teen daughter. I’ve been to a couple shops and looking online, and 99% of the costumes look like she should be on a pole instead of at a party! Now, to all the Bees out there that like to rock those provocative costumes, you are grown women, and I say more power to you. On the other hand, I would prefer if my teen daughter would be able to find a costume where she doesn’t have to worry about a nip slip, or possibly revealing if the carpet matches the drapes when she bends over/sits down. Since when does Little red riding hood or Alice in wonderland need a corset???? There is a total double standard too……the guys costumes aren’t provacative at all. They have no worries about exposing nipple or ball cleavage. I’m so over it.
Post # 3
I agree that there are tons of slutty looking costumes, but theres plenty of regular ones too.
Heres a red hiding hood with no corset or cleavage. Its a tad short, but she could wear tights with it.
Theres plenty on that sight that I dont think are slutty at all.
Post # 4
Our kids and I used to LOVE Hallowe’en cause it was a holiday we looked forward to for months.
Figuring out what everyone would be.
We NEVER bought commercial costumes, we always made our own (lol, a tradition passed down in our family where several generations now have been creative in their costumes, including even a few WINS at Costume Parties)
Mr TTR and I will be doing the same this year as well.
Brainstorm with your daughter, search on line, expand your horizons, it can be a lot of fun.
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Needless to say I DIDN’T VOTE cause I don’t patronize these types of shops
Post # 5
I agree costumes are ridiculous. I’ve become a genius at taking dresses I already own and adding an accessory or two to make a costume. I.e. red and white striped + headband with homemade Red Cross add on = nurse, blue dress plus white apron and black bow on headband = Alice in wonderland, etc.
Post # 6
they are sluttier because it is more fun that way. If you don’t want your kids boobs popping out, then pick up some needle and thread and get to work and get creative.
Post # 7
This is what I’ve been wondering. I haven’t celebrated Halloween in years because I have no sewing ability, and there are so few decent costumes out there.
Though one year I did consider dressing up in a generic porn star outfit and telling everyone I was going as a whore. But then I realized that nobody would get what I was trying to say. :/
I’m an adult and I can’t find costumes that fit me, period, anyway. I don’t have the amount of boobage required for them and it sucks not being able to have fun because you don’t have boobs.
Post # 8
I just make my own now. I made a crazy jem costume. those skanky costumes are like $200 anyway!!
Post # 9
“In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”- mean girls
I love that movie but there are usually two categories for women 1)Original costume 2)Slutty costumes
It’s all subjective one person’s slutty is another persons prude as long as your comfortable in what your wearing and confident in it who cares if everybody else is practically naked. I personally have never dressed in skimpy clothes in my life but last year my costume was kinda revealing and it was pretty fun plus my boyfriend was with me for protection he enjoyed the costume lol.
Post # 10
Skimpy costumes sell better, take less creativity, and require less material to make. And much like the bachelorette party sequin mini skirt, many women (and let’s be honest, teens) are happy to have an excuse to flaunt around a bit.
Post # 11
@Bridey77: Ugh, I hate this too! There’s that one quote from Mean Girls that pretty much nails it.
On Halloween I like to look around and be like “My goodness, prostitutes sure are creative these days! Look at that prostitute’s outfit, it’s really intricate for being so little!”
Judgemental? Maybe, I don’t really care. I too hate how it is a double standard. Like, I’m sorry, but why does my boyfriend get the option to be a ghost buster, and me be… a slutty ghost buster? That doesn’t even make sense!
I always make my own though, and I love it. Being an evil doll, Marie Antoinette with blood at my neck (and not the stupid mini skirt versions at stores – I mean come on, how desperate can you be for attention if you need to add a mini skirt to your powdered wig and white makeup?), a super jazzed up and glamourous witch, whatever I want, is awesome.
Post # 12
@Bridey77: Halloween is the one day of the year when it’s somewhat acceptable for teen girls to dress like that, so they like to take full advantage of it. Those costumes really are racy though. I feel bad for the girls who want to dress up, but in a modest way. There aren’t really any costumes available for them.
Post # 13
I agree that costumes are becoming more risque. Making your own is always the best option!
I have a feeling that the most popular costume idea this year will be Mylie Cyrus at the VMAs. SMH.
Post # 14
yes, they are. i still vividly remember my first high school halloween dance. i went as raggedy ann. it was a great costume that my grandma made. full dress, the pantalons, the striped socks, red mop wig, makeup, etc. there was no skin in sight. i got to the dance and felt so out of place. all i saw were slutty witches, playboy bunnies, sexy kitties, belly dancers, etc. it felt like i walked into a strip club. these girls were 14-18 yo.
this is when i realized that halloween was no longer about treat or treating.
Post # 15
@Bridey77: Halloween is a slut fest. The last time I went to a club for Halloween (and I still shudder at the memory), there were girls literally wearing lingerie. Is that really necessary? I feel like people have no self respect anymore. They even dress their children up as prostitots. Whatever works for them and I just avoid going anywhere I have to see it.
Post # 16
this is why my mom made all of our costumes growing up. she’s a fabulous seamstress.
i don’t understand the costumes that places sell. it’s absurd.