HO-ING IT UP FOR HALLOWEEN
Shereen Lisa Dudar
Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 21:01
In defense of slutty costumes
Tina Fey has written it before and I will write it again— “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.” But other girls do say something. Those who choose to dress up as a more realistic version of a character judge the girls who take the scantily clad route.
I have never worn a “slutty” Halloween costume; I generally wear an ankle length Snow White, but I don’t think less of the girls who wear the hip hugging corset and mini skirt version paired with red bow thigh-highs. We all just want to be Disney princesses!
Slutty costumes are not a symbol of oppressed females falling victim to a sexually driven society, but rather a symbol of fearless females who don’t care what others think about their figure.
Women have come a long way to wear what they want, and if you want to spend October 25th to 31st stumbling from party to party as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle with amazing cleavage, more power to you. Halloween is a time for fun, and there’s nothing more fun than taking a character from your childhood and sexing them up! I applaud the creativity.
Then there’s the Karen Smiths of the world, donning a chemise and mouse ears. The lingerie and animal ear costume is far less creative and definitely a cop-out, but I’m going to stick to what I said earlier—wear whatever the fuck you want and just have fun. And if you’re asked what you’re suposed to me, just point to those ears and say “I’m self-confident, duh!”
I can’t promise you that people won’t stare or talk about you behind your back, but I assure you that your self-confidence is sexier than your exposed midriff.
To the girls who worked all summer on that beach body or are making an effort to eat right and visit the gym more, show off all that hard work. If you’re a curvy girl with boobs that have prevented you from lying on your stomach since you were 14, take this opportunity to show them off!
Whatever your body type is, go out there and rock that costume. It’s not slutty, it’s awesome, and you’re awesome!