Am I getting warm?
As I’ve gotten older and wiser, my approach to Halloween has certainly changed. I was never much of a planner when it came to costumes…I usually would go with whatever was in my closet and “make it work“. When I look back at my costumes throughout the years I seriously cringe….I cannot believe I let myself out of the house like that. I mean I can’t even post the pictures on here because I think my stomach is showing in 75% of them. At what point did that flip switch where Halloween went from fun kid activity with getting candy to full out lingerie with wings and oh I get it she’s a fairy!
I have only bought one Halloween costume in my entire life and it was an Alice and Wonderland dress because my one girlfriend was having a Mad Hatter Tea party and I was picked for Alice (not because I was special or anything I think I was the only blonde). Nothing in my closet was remotely going to work for it so of course at the last minute I had to run to all the party stores and find that dress. One place had it…Spencer’s gifts did you know that store still existed? I thought it went out of business the same time as Coed Naked shirts. Do you remember those???? My mother wouldn’t let any of us wear them no matter how cool there were.
Mean Girls nailed it completely about how Halloween is an excuse for girls to dress up let’s call it…..inappropriately and how companies take all the childhood fairy tales and make them into adult costumes.
Case in Point. “Grownup” version of Cinderella.
How about Little Red Riding Hood. Or as they are now calling it “Racy Red“.
My niece is going to be a ladybug this year….certainly not with a costume like this.
Okay this one is just hilarious. I didn’t know a raccoon could be sexy. I just thought they were dirty mean animals who rummaged through garbage cans. However apparently you can sex up any Halloween Costume with a short skirt, mask and tail.
Okay so this is the grand finale where I pull all the random musings together….. at least I hope I can. The last time I was home I was looking through some old pictures my parents had and started cracking up when I found some stellar pictures that I would like to share with you to really illustrate my point. Amanda circa 1987…wasn’t I so happy looking in this picture?
Clearly I wasn’t having a good day. First hands on the hips…now crossed against my chest. Probably had something to do with that hat I was wearing.
Flash to Amanda 2010 when my one girlfriend orchestrated the Alice in Wonderland themed Halloween party.