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The idea of sexy Halloween is not necessarily a new one. For years, Halloween parties have had their share of hot nurses and seductive pirates. But these are parties for adults, right? Not anymore.

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/1016sexy-halloween16-ON.html

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That's okay, my kids are going as Anime characters (and no, not the hentai kind...) in outfits they are making themselves.

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My youngest is Barney... again.

Third year in a row.

My eldest used the costume three times, middle daughter used it twice - and now this. Best $20 we've ever spent!!

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Whatever happened to being ghosts, and just homemade costumes?" wondered Jennifer Dinova of Brunswick, N.Y., who was shopping for her daughters, ages 4 and 7.
If you have children that young and you choose to go shopping with them how can you complain about children not making costumes ? It isn't spontaneous, it involves adult guidance.

The article raises some good points, but that particular women's attitude depresses me. So many people who think everything is someone else's responsibility - even how their children are being raised apparently.

(Possibly I'm being unfair but I have seen too much bad parenting in the last couple of days)

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The costumes are going the same way as children's clothing. It's gettting harder to find clothes for little girls that don't look like they should be on a hooker.

I understand that they must sell, but I can't figure out why anyone thinks it's a good idea to make costumes for a 6 or 7 year old that has a bare midriff, micro-mini skirt or fishnets.

Even if it's only for one day, little girls should not look like street walkers.

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I've noticed that costume pickings are getting slimmer and slimmer every year. Seems like all the retail costumes are made by the exact same company, the only thing that varies is the price tag depending on where you buy them from.

I think girls get shafted on Halloween costumes. Everything is either "pretty" or "sexy." Whatever happened to "scary?" I was always a witch or a vampire - now even those are all pretty pretty princess-ed up to the point that only the teeth really tell you what the kid is supposed to be.

You can't even get decent animal costumes for anyone past toddler age. Everything consists of a leotard, tail, and a headband with ears. My sister (16) has been looking for an Elmo costume. She dresses up to hand out candy to the little kids, but nobody makes Elmo costumes past toddler sizes.

I think I'm just going to continue with my American McGee inspired costumes with Red Riding Hood this year. Nothing says sexy like a cloak and a bloody machete.

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A friend of mine went as a flasher. Cheap brown coat, shoes, socks, skin colored underwear with some marker artwork, a lollipop and nothing else.

It was fun seeing him try to flag down a taxi...

Scary or sexy, depending on what you're into.

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I read that when Jimmy Kimmel Live had a Halloween party a few years ago, Sarah Silverman went dressed as "Sexy Hitler."
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The internet seems to be the best place to get costumes nowadays. Of course you have to plan it out a bit more to make sure it's delivered by Halloween.

I did a quick search for adult elmo costumes and came up with a few handmade ones on ebay and one that you could rent. Seems mighty strange to me.

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The thing that bothers me about the sexy costumes is that they're never original! (I'm talking about the ones for adults, here, not the ones for kids. Kids should not be dressing sexy, thankyouverymuch.) It's always a sexy nurse or a sexy witch or a sexy Air Force member or something. These are already things that are thought to be sexy by a large number of people! I want to know why people don't do sexy versions of things that aren't generally considered sexy. At anime conventions people make sexy versions of silly things, like a sexy Moogle or a sexy Chocobo or a sexy Pikachu. I think my personal favorite was the sexy Iron Chefs with Pimp Daddy Kaga-san. It consisted of three girls who made short-skirted female versions of the satin Iron Chef costumes and then a guy dressed as Chairman Kaga-San. (I think the best part is that in order to be Pimp Daddy Kaga-San he didn't have to change the outfit at all. I love Chairman Kaga!)

If I'm going to be a sexy anything for Hallowe'en, it's going to be something original, like a sexy Care Bear. Moot point this year, as I'm going to be a Goth-Lolita Queen of Hearts (a costume I made, thank you much) but you get my drift.

Aimee "My little sister is being a sexy fallen angel, but at least she didn't buy the costume" Evilpixie

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quote:
Originally posted by Astra:
I think girls get shafted on Halloween costumes.

[lol]

I have to say that this is my favourite line from that article:

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Family therapist Lindy Guttman said: "It's a strange time we live in when half the doctors are women and half the lawyers are women, and all the little girls are prancing around in sexy costumes."
I can half-imagine her detailing the wonders of the flying car and the robot housemaid, too.

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a sexy Pikachu.
A... what? I'm not being critical or anything; sounds like a damned creative idea. I just have a VERY hard time picturing it. [Big Grin]

I don't normally do the Halloween thing (I have a way of always being deployed), but last Christmas in Iraq, I dressed up as Santa Claus and my female lieutenants dressed up as my little reindeer.

Not remotely risque by conventional standards, but in the middle of a combat zone, it definitely turned some heads and made some colonels very uncomfortable... [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by DesertRat:
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a sexy Pikachu.
A... what? I'm not being critical or anything; sounds like a damned creative idea. I just have a VERY hard time picturing it. [Big Grin]

I don't blame you. It's two words one doesn't expect to find together.
Here is an example. I'm sure you an find others if you felt like looking. Apparently she is being accompanied by a sexy Ash.

One of my other favorites is the sexy moogle who goes to the Pacific Northwest Anime Cons who has the tushie of her costume emblazoned with "Save Point."

Aimee "Yes, I am a geek" Evilpixie

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I always liked the "girly" costumes when I was younger. One of my favorites was a fairy princess costume with a billowing pink skirt. I was a fairy again last year- the only time I ever bought a prepackaged costume. This one was a Tinkerbell-type outfit that showed midriff.

There's a big difference between college students wearing sexy costumes and 12 year olds wearing them. I normally don't like to wear revealing clothes even now. Today I had to zip up my sweatshirt and endure being a bit overheated because I suspected the creepy-looking guy on the bus was trying to peek down my shirt.

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Aimee;

Wow. Wow.

Who'da thunk it? [Big Grin]

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Sexy Darth Vader

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Dude, that's just... wrong.

She's hot.

But she's... VADER.

[Confused]

It's giving me a serious case of fanboy cognitive dissonance. My head hurts.

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Trollface, you ruined my image of Darth Vader for the rest of my life.
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Sexy Vader looks like she needs to pee...

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Agreed, evilrabbit.

DesertRat, "fanboy cognitive dissonance" just made me snort. Damn you!

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True confession time: My 6YO DD has a costume that shows her belly. She's going to be a rock star. She did ask if it was OK for her stomach to be bare. We talked about how it was OK to show her tummy because it was a costume & not to wear everyday. School, church & most other situations are 'no belly'. But a costume you only wear occasionally is belly OK.
I personally felt it was a bit hypocritical for me to have a full belly ban when we can go to my dance studios monthly haflas & see lots of costumes that show tummies. I think, since shes around lots of bellydancers, that its important she learns how to dress tastefully, whether her stomach is bare or not.
I know my boundaries & rules are not everyones but I did want to show a slightly different perspective & clarify that we did discuss it & our reasonings behind the decision.

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I was at a costume shop recently and the "sexy" costumes had reached a new low for me.
They were in the Grown-up section, small condolence there.

Nurse? Check. Girl Scout? Check. Police? Check.
Dorothy? Check.
Sexy Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, and Cowardly Lion? Ummmm Okay.

Sexy Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite?

OH MY LORD, FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, NO!!!!

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Hahaha, I saw the Rainbow Brite and the Strawberry Shortcake ones. Got to admit, they've got their demographic down - appeal to both the desire to look sexy AND nostalgia, KA-CHING!

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There was actually an entire group with all the different characters.
Naught Strawberry Shortcake

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I love going as something sexy that's not overly revealing. This year, I was supposed to be Trinity from The Matrix, but that was nixed, so I bought big red wings (I know, I was going to make them, but I found a pair for under $10), I'm probably going to get fake bright red nails, and spike my hair and have red streaks in it to be an evil pixie. I have the vinyl pants and tank top, so it'll work out, I think.

But SEXY costumes? I was a sexy Tinkerbell last year, but that's the first time I ever did something sexy. I'm not comfortable with wearing sexy outfits, and I think it's disgusting to see some girls wearing them. Another example- at a Halloween party I went to last year, there was a girl dressed in fishnet tights, knee-high boots, hot pants, a bra, and a fuzzy vest, with a fedora. When I asked her what she was, she said "I don't know. It's a costume."

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quote:
Originally posted by kallrynne:
There was actually an entire group with all the different characters.
Naught Strawberry Shortcake

WOW now that's short!

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Odd waffles. Internet went down and it reposted my original message. Weird.
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quote:
Originally posted by Morgaine La Raq Star:
True confession time: My 6YO DD has a costume that shows her belly. She's going to be a rock star. She did ask if it was OK for her stomach to be bare. We talked about how it was OK to show her tummy because it was a costume & not to wear everyday. School, church & most other situations are 'no belly'.

I am not, NOT going to suggest you host a costume party for the kids, and award a slice of pizza to the best one that doesn't show a belly.

You know, the No Belly Pizza Prize.

I will NOT suggest this, remember. [fish]

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I think I will be either a big fluffy bunny rabbit (not a sexy one! I want it to be like a gorilla costume but a bunny) or just recycle my evil fairy costume that I've worn like four times.

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YOMANK! pob14 [lol]

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Sexy Ash rocks, as does sexy Darth Vader (even if she does look like she needs a serious potty break). And actually, the sexy pikachu costume rocks as well... except that the woman wearing it looks like she needs a sammich. A *big* one.

Edit: Oooh! I think I was at the Dragon*Con with the Strawberry Shortcake! Score! I actually have a picture from there that's even better, of a woman wearing a long shaggy coat, knee-high boots, and what looked like a black bikini. There was also some tribal jewelry and a sword involved somehow--I think she was going for a barbarian babe look.

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I thought sexy Pikachu looked more like she needed to exhale. I have no doubt she's thin, but she looked like she was seriously sucking it in in addition to her thinness.

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quote:
Originally posted by poisoned candy from strangers:
I thought sexy Pikachu looked more like she needed to exhale. I have no doubt she's thin, but she looked like she was seriously sucking it in in addition to her thinness.

Must . . . fight . . . urge . . . to . . . reply . . . . [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by poisoned candy from strangers:
I thought sexy Pikachu looked more like she needed to exhale. I have no doubt she's thin, but she looked like she was seriously sucking it in in addition to her thinness.

In her defense, I was looking at her cosplay.com page and those pictures are from the actual masquerade (skit contest, for those of you not in the know) that was not the best pose I found of her. It was just the best one that showed most of the costume. She's thin, but doesn't look quite so squished in the other pictures.

Like I said, that was just the first example I could come up with.

Aimee "Maybe next con I'll be a sexy Pen-Pen..." Evilpixie

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I wonder if I could pull off a sexy mecha?

I'm still debating who to cosplay at MegaCon this Spring.

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