Halloween Costume Metamorphosis: From Sweet to Sexy


In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”

–Cady in “Mean Girls”

Never have I ever been something slutty for Halloween.  I’ve been a fat pumpkin (age 1), an innocent angel (age 5), Miss America (age 9, because I was weird) and an American flag (age 17).  Never have I ever bought denim underwear short shorts or tiny triangles attached with thread bra tops to pass off as a “Sexy Cowgirl” or, worse, a “Sexy Girl Scout.”

This year, I wore a giant tutu, glittery wings and pipe cleaners attached to a headband.  I was a butterfly.



Perhaps I’m missing out on the fun of dressing provocatively, but I am perfectly content dancing to Footloose and apologizing for accidentally hitting someone with my butterfly wings rather than my exposed chest.  Still, Girl World begs us to be naked scantily-clad on Halloween.  After all, that’s what boys like.

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