The title pretty much says it all. I want to know why women’s Halloween costumes are so slutty. For whatever reason, the Halloween industry feels women need to dress like schizophrenic hookers one day of the month and I really don’t understand it. And for guys, you don’t see them running around with shorty shorts on for Halloween. Nope, they’re given full permission to dress like Chewbacca. And honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if costumers didn’t attempt to make a sexy Chewbacca costume for women.
As I scroll through the women’s costumes, they don’t even make sense. I’ve decided to do a side-by-side comparison of what the actual character looks like and how costume designer interpreted it. What I want to know is, if a woman wants to go as the actual character (particularly the scary ones) what do we do? Buy the men’s costume? Also, keep in mind, I didn’t go to a stripper or adult website to obtain these costume images but the same one that families go to find costumes for their children, even their pets.
I’m truly shaking my head at this one. Just because it was a successful horror movie does not mean you have to make a slutty Halloween costume out of it. No, I’m serious. The world will go on if this costume was never made. Why peoples? Why?
Why are they still producing costumes from movies that are 30+ years old? I was eight when the first one came out. Obviously it must be still making someone money but the whole point is the knife glove and I’d like to see Bambi there, pick up her martini at a party with the glove. Without the glove, she just looks like a dirty prostitute.
Totally believable, especially the stilettos.
Could this get any sluttier? I would be embarrassed for anyone wearing this for Halloween.
Look, just because you took a ballerina tutu and ironed on the acronym S.W.A.T. does not make it a viable option for Halloween.
Bride of Chucky
I never watched Chucky nor do I have plans to watch it before I leave this Earth. This costume is awful.
This costume is dumb and stupid.
As a child in the 80’s, Popeye and Olive Oyl were considered already considered older cartoon characters. After all, we had to make way for Jem and She-Ra! That being said, why is this costume even an option. If one Millenial understands Popeye and Olive Oyl, how many times would she have to explain her costume to dumbfounded friends?
Do you guys see what I mean? Why so slutty? I’m not saying we have to dress like nuns, Amish or librarians (and I’m not referencing the sexy librarian either here guys), but to look like we’re dressing up for Halloween at a strip joint is ridiculous. What do you guys think? Are slutty Halloween costumes a good idea? Men, don’t answer that.
Why too are they all skirts…probably because chauvinistic men design Halloween costumes. I wonder if the costumes are equally as slutty for plus sized women ?
They actually are and there were several. Same costume just plus size. I just don’t understand.
Ok so the Olive Oyl one isn’t too bad, it’s actually kind of cute!
But the costumes are slutty for the same reason everything else objectifies women: men! Lol they probably design them and they have decided, like mean girls says, that Halloween is the one night where women can dress slutty and no one can say anything about it.
Tina Fey wrote that movie right? Ya know, I love everything Tina Fey but for the life of me, I’ve never been able to sit down and watch Mean Girls. I’ve seen bits and pieces and I know the key references but I have yet to watch the whole movie. Agree, Olive Oyl isn’t too bad. But the other costumes, dear God!
lol I didn’t know she wrote it?! that would be super cool! But I think another thing is, that we as women have been told that wearing certain things will get us slut shamed and Halloween is that one night where it’s ok to wear things like that so we embrace it to be able to feel sexy and not feel bad about it? Does that make sense? lol I don’t know, I’m running on fumes today I think haha!
It makes sense but I am anti-ho 365 days a year. LOL!
It’s so true. We’ve been selling costumes at work for a couple of weeks, and the men’s costumes are all layers, fully covering them. The women’s costumes… well, I hope it’s not cold! It bothers me. I have two daughters. It’s not fair.
And it’s just annoying that these are even options for us in the year of our Lord 2019. I mean, I feel like women have come so far then you have this d-bag of a holiday to contend with. Good look with your 2 daughters. I have 2 sons.
This always annoyed me back when I’d dress up for halloween. You feel like some sort of rebel for getting an original costume and not being too slutty!
I think I went as a slutty vampire when I was like 16-years-old. How my parents allowed me to go out is beyond me.
There are, but there is nothing other than nun for tall women. All costume designers expect women to be between 5’0″ and 5 ‘5″ . I’m 5’10” . I either have to make my own or wear a men’s costume. If I wore one of the ones for women, I’d be showing off my privates!
You should be asking: why do women buy the costumes? Your too focused on your opinion. Did you take any social science? Ask first: who’s buying? Why?
While I do find the slutty costumes hilariously bad, the average woman isn’t me, an artist with a vintage fashion flair. Instead of Morticia, they’re just going to pick the “sexy” interpretation of a famous character. It’s easy, low effor for them, and they feel liberated in wearing something daring. It’s edgy to them. Halloween parties fot adults are just an excuse to dress up and get drunk. The costumes will be funny or cute after a few jello shots kick in.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you didn’t take my post seriously. Only about 2% of this site is serious. Unfortunately, I didn’t go to any Halloween parties to dress like a ho’. LOL!