Halloween Costumes: When Sexy IS Scary

  • October 23, 2013
  • Jenna Maxwell

Sexy CostumesHalloween, a holiday so old and steeped in spooky tradition and folklore that it’s history is impossible to ignore.  At some point, however, Halloween costumes and getting dressed up for Halloween effectively morphed from the classic scary characters and moved in an entirely different direction.  These days, unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve had to notice that Halloween has taken a whole new, much sexier kind of attitude.   Halloween is that time of the year--when a woman must now ask herself what kind of sexy slut she wants to be for Halloween. 

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against girls looking hot and sexy.  It’s all about timing, appropriateness and of course, good judgment.  There are some instances however, where a super sexy costume is only going to work against you, no matter how good you look in it.  For example, if you wear that super sexy costume to work in (what once was) a very professional environment, can you ever undo the image of yourself gallivanting around the office as a Naughty Nurse or Sexy Scallywag? And then there is the age factor.  Shouldn’t a woman be just that--a woman--before she even should think about (or be allowed to) dress up in some of these overly sexually charged getups?  If you look around, you will notice that there are some very sexy costume looks that are made specifically for little kids or even very young teens.  When it comes to wearing the sexier costume choices, how young is too young?

Costume manufacturers haven’t done a lot to help when it comes to this whole issue of promoting sexy costumes across the board.  Some costume characters that have been “adapted” into a new, sexy version boarder on the line of good sense and teeter over into the land of complete and utter ridiculousness.  For example, some of the most classic and beloved children’s television characters have been completely mutated from something that once was fun and very innocent, into something scandalous, embarrassing and definitely not something you’d probably want your kids to see, let alone wear.  When it comes to sexy costumes, have we gone way to far? 

No matter how you feel about using Halloween as a means to get your sexy game on, there is no doubt that sexy costumes are here to stay.  Used appropriately, these sexy costumes are absolutely a great way to have some grown up fun while expressing yourself in a way you which you may never have been able to do before.  However, making Halloween into too much of a sexual free for all or even a bit of a sleeze-a-thon might just be something you want to reconsider.