Monday, October 20, 2008

That Time of Year Again

click to enlarge and see the horrors of Halloween. Every year it just gets worse and worse. I know there's some kind of apologetics for it that I don't believe myself but some people do find compelling. Someone tell me how dressing as scantily as you can and having those skimpy bits be vague design elements of said costume is fun for women. I just don't get it. I don't.

Don't get me wrong, I have no strong objections to scantily clad women per se, but it would seem frustrating to want to go buy a costume (for whatever reason if you couldn't make your own) and all of your options were designed by Hugh Hefner. Wouldn't you feel sort of, oh, I don't know, mega-objectified?

Anyway, great costume ideas based on this data can be found here.

via Cynical-C.


Unoriginal in Tremont said...

I too have theoretical objections to those costumes, objections that include the standard feminist critique, but I also object to them on the grounds of their utter unoriginality. At least try to think of something the least bit unique--maybe sexy, Joe-the-Plumber?

Then again I haven't been able to top my favorite costume, which I debuted five years ago. I went as America, which involved me painting an American flag on my face and calling random people terrorists while throwing missiles made out of empty coke bottles at them.

If I weren't driving to Chicago Halloween night, I would consider dressing up as a blank sheet of paper and going as Palin's resume.

Anonymous said...

Halloween is, among other things, a harvest festival.

A. & D. said...

Tell the flakygenius to go as Bonnie this year. Everyone wants to be the mayor of Longfellow. Splash some bourbon on a fishnet football jersey, carry around a broken Pall Mall 100 in one hand and a fucking John Deere coozie with a tall can that sticks out over the top, and repeatedly say "are we havin' fun yet!?"
My favorite was your flock of seagulls haircut, and overall wretched 80's get-up. The lobster costume was awesome! I forget who made that but it was very original. For laughs sake, the dude that was Dog the bounty hunter was funny as well.