It’s that time of year again where we all get to dress up as our alter egos or self-actualized inner beings… in lamest terms, us women get to flaunt our best assets with minimal judgement. To some, this may be the most fun part of Halloween (although, if I have a say, trick or treating still floats my boat). Currently, I’m wondering where has the creativity gone when it comes to dressing up for this magical pseudo-holiday.
As women, we grew up loving to play dress up, a pastime that started when we were old enough to attempt steps in our mother’s heels. Donning jewelry oversized for our small frames and dabbling in makeup vials provided a since of wonder. Now that we’re older and a lot of the mystery has been taken out of “dressing up,”–it may even seem like a chore to some–Halloween has become that time where we can recreate the festivity of dressing up outside of our day-to-day work uniforms or semi-causal weekend style. So let’s put some creativity into it and step away from these terribly cliché, and kind of bad halloween costumes.
1) To start, The Playboy Bunny may have been a sexy idea when The Girl Next Door was on air…in the early 2000’s, but I’m sure even Hugh is tired of this bunny business. So let’s skip past this cliché for something more fun. If the animal kingdom is your inspiration, add a bit of whimsy to your look by opting for a peacock costume.
2) We all love superheroes and we all love to kick ass! So it makes sense why we would gravitate to the sexy bustier and cape costume. But this Halloween cliché may have overstayed its welcome. Switch it up this year by going for something like a Rosie the Riveter costume or even Xena the Warrior Princess that way you can still kick ass and take names.
3) What’s new pussycat? Certainly not the idea of a “sexy” cat costume. Lose the whiskers pronto, as this option for a Halloween costume couldn’t be more of a I-ran-out-of-ideas-at-the-last-minute pick. A little bit lower on the food chain, but just as cute, a Minnie Mouse costume can set you apart from all of the animal print onesies and eyeliner drawn whiskers.
4) I think we can agree that this Halloween, your costume may need an extra pep in its step, sans the pom poms. The cheerleader costume is fun, easy, and predictable, but why not give your costume an extra bit of cool with another overlooked highschool cliché: the band geek. Plus, that one time at band camp…
Have fun with your sexy Halloween costumes and toss out those already-been-done-before looks. Bad Halloween costumes are getting The Pink Slip!