The Party City circular that arrived in our Sunday paper had an interesting grouping of costumes for teen girls.
While I think they were advertising a witch costume for teen girls what I saw was a hooker witch costume for teen girls.
The Batgirl costume also appeared to actually be a Hooker Batgirl costume. The Sailor, devil, milk maid, pirate, Red Riding Hood and even Raggedy Ann all appeared to be working the streets with ridiculous short skirts and some revealing bust lines. Just FYI, the Pocahontas outfit covered the most skin. Here’s the Web site so you can see what I’m talking about.
I’m not trying to say this is Party City’s fault. It just happens to be the Halloween costume circular I looked at. But it is a problem over all in society.
I think it was the movie “Mean Girls’ a few years back that said Halloween was when teenage girls got to release their inner slut. I personally think that’s pretty scary!
(Here the actual quote from “Mean Girls”: Cady: [voiceover] Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.)
How did Halloween become the holiday to look trashy?
What do you think of the teen girl Halloween costumes that are mass produced and available in stores? Do you think they are too revealing? Are you shocked by what you see teen girls going out in on Halloween?
What are your rules for costumes, especially for teen girls? What is your teen daughter going out as? What are some good costumes that won’t make them look they’ll be working on a corner later that night?