There is a vast Halloween conspiracy taking place in the costume world: that is, if you are an adult female, you must dress like a slut for Halloween. Case in point, the Party City catalog offerings. This year you are offered a sampling of costumes to choose from, including:
- Corrupt Cop
- Mile High Captain
- Eskimo Kisses
- Santa Sweetie
- Playboy Sexy Scholar
- Luscious Leopard
Photo illustrations aren’t even necessary to depict what the costume industry is going for here. They even manage to sexify Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Wilma Flintstone. The ESPN Sports Guy wisely observed this phenomenon when saying, “[Halloween’s your] best chance to see a co-worker or fellow student dressed like a hooker.”
For those looking to cover a little more skin in the chilly October weather, the stodgy options available are Mother Superior or Snow White. The “industry” even offers its sluttacious costumes in Plus Size, as to not deny any adult woman her right to dress like Mile High Captain.
Looking through the catalog, you’d think you were looking to select some female entertainment for a bachelor party, not choosing an ensemble for what should be an evening hearkening back to the simple pleasures of trick-or-treating and self-inducing a candy bar coma.
Posted by JL