When you were a little kid getting ready for Halloween and your parent asked you what you wanted your costume to be, what would you tell them? For me, that one night a year meant that I could be a beautiful princess without anyone telling me otherwise. It was a magical evening of getting candy for free while dressed as whoever we wished to be that year. Cowboys, Princesses, and adorable animals ran from house to house in the hope of filling their candy bags until their little hands couldn’t carry it anymore.
Now, what many young adults want to be for Halloween completely clashes with the innocent ideologies we used to have as children. Instead of being an adorable princess with a long dress and a tiara, the options are a bit more… well, slutty. Both men and women are given more and more options to dress very provocatively on Halloween, with such costumes as Harbor Hottie, Bo Peep, or one of the thousand other scandalous costumes manufacturers produce. These costumes are used as tools for those looking to ‘express themselves’ in a manner only suitable for a typical slutty Halloween party. If a person dressed like that on a normal day, it would be viewed as both vulgar and scandalous. Not everyone has to dress this way, yet in today’s society it is much more available in Costume stores than the more ‘innocent’ looking costumes are. You are more than able to be a non-slutty costume, but do not think less of those that dress ‘slutty.’ It is their decision to dress up in whatever costume they choose and it is not our job to ‘hate on them’ just because they aren’t wearing clothing that cover their bodies the way you have. Everyone is trying to have fun on Halloween, so just enjoy the holiday and let everyone eat candy, watch scary movies, and dress however they want to!
additional questions to consider –
Why do people condemn others based upon what they wear for Halloween?
Is it a problem with ‘sluts’ or society?
Who is the ‘slutty pumpkin’?
The Slutty Pumpkin was a mysterious dream girl that Ted Mosby waited around for in Season 1, Episode 6 of How I Met Your Mother. She was dressed in a pumpkin costume that had holes cut in it so you could see her lingerie through them. She is a symbol for all slutty costumes out there, proving that you can take an innocent costume idea and make it sexy and scandalous.