Halloween is fast approaching. As someone who writes sort of semi-spooky, definitely weird and (hopefully) funny fiction, it’s a holiday I really love in theory. It’s a day to pull out your geek and let it fly free. A day to put on whatever character you like and then… you get CANDY!!! So, yeah. I’m pretty happy with it.
Because the thing is that in the past few years, okay the past decade or more, I feel like the awesome quality of Halloween has been swept away a little. Okay a lot. Especially for women. See, it used to be I could buy a costume and be a witch or a sailor or a movie character or a zombie or whatever I wanted to be. Now, I can still buy all those things, but only in the slutty variety. As an adult woman, I can be a witch, but only a slutty witch. Or a slutty sailor. Or a slutty movie character. Or a slutty zombie. A. Slutty. Zombie.
So I guess the only choice left anymore is to make your own costume if you don’t want to be the sexy version of something. But I suck at making things. My creativity apparently only has one direction. And so I am left with the slutty pumpkin:
Which is not an option for me. And yes, that is a reference to How I Met Your Mother. Sorry, I like that show. Although Katie Holmes’s costume wasn’t actually slutty. So she must have made it herself.
What about you guys? Are you tired of the sexification of every female costume in HalloweenLand?