I think we can all agree that some Halloween costumes make us cringe. But how come we only focus on the sexy costumes instead of the racist or down right offensive (Ebola prevention suit I’m looking at you) one’s
Halloween is my favorite holiday because I love every reason to dress up, oh it’s fourth of July? give me all the red white and blue!! RenFest in town? I needed a new corset! (why is it that I can walk around there in a skimpy skirt and corset and feel right at home but I do it on Halloween and I’m a slut??) You’re having a party? Can we have a theme? Halloween gives me a chance to do what I love most, but it’s also a time that comes with a lot of debate.
I’ll admit some female costumes are out there (like who needs sexy pizza? Pizza itself is sexy, like have you ever tried it?!) but I’m just so tired of hearing about how women shouldn’t objectify themselves by putting these costumes on. I feel like it’s a woman’s choice if she wants to wear lingerie or a bathrobe on Halloween (or any day) and people need to learn that, accept it, and maybe acknowledge women dress sexy for themselves and not just men.
I know this is true for myself. I’ve been a “sexy” fireman, “sexy” military person, etc. etc.
I’m never too exposed because there’s only so much skin I’m comfortable showing but yet I still know a fireman isn’t putting out fires In fishnets or someone who looks like they came right out of a mob movie should definitely be wearing pants and not just an over sized jacket. I don’t get a lot of backlash for what I wear, or I don’t care enough to pay attention to it, but a lot of females do. From being called sluts, to asking why they need to impress men etc. etc. I’m just tired of the assumption that what is on my body is for anyone else but myself. I dress a little more sexy on Halloween than I do everyday because it is a time to dress up and have fun, it’s a break from reality, and it makes me feel damn good about myself to let go and that is all.