Monday, October 26, 2009

Slutty (insert anything here)

I'm not the biggest fan of the word slut but I just can't think of a better word to describe the costumes we'll be surrounded with in the coming week. I'm not saying that these girls are engaging with multiple sexual partners, nor that their number of sex partners is too high...I'm not commenting on their sex lives at all.

But daaaaamn, the slut comes out for Halloween.

So far (and we're still a full week away) I have seen the slutty bar wench, the slutty devil (real original), the slutty bunny, the slutty viking, the slutty princess (not Disney approved), and what can only be described as a slutty slut.

I know it's been said before but when did all women's Halloween costumes standardize at the slut setting?

I know that it's an opportunity for women to bust out of their shells and break free from the shackles of the form-hiding business suit. I know that costumes allow people a measure of freedom (it's not me, it's my crazy costume!).

But is that really what all of our inner selves want to bust out into? Slut? Oh, how I long for the creative costumes of yore. Pregnant zombie bride...where are you now? Cutesy literary you not wish to show your booky nerdery any longer?

Frankly, even a fairy princess with concealed nipples would satisfy me now. And that's just a sad, sad statement.


Meg said...

If I was planning to celebrate Halloween this year, I'd already have the perfect costume.

Hideous Bridesmaid.

But next year I plan to thrash that silky empire-waisted number and be a character from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Meg said...

Please note that I did not include or imply "slutty" to either of those things.

When did Halloween go from Scary to Trampy, anyway?

Mare Biddle said...

This post made my day! I have to say that my favorite is slutty nun. Awesome.

Lady Rose said...

Greeting Mare. Glad to make your day!

Slutty nun definitely sounds like the cherry on top of the slut sundae Halloween has become.

Sterling Lynch said...

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Lady Buttons said...

Heehee, great post! These costumes vex me too. Nothing says 'empowered woman' like some of these Halloweenie costumes.

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