..or whatever else the corporate hacks are peddling to us these days. There’s a seemingly endless parade of ‘sexy’ Halloween costumes marketed to women – sexy fishmonger! sexy polar bear! sexy beekeeper! sexy sexbot!
Which isn’t to say that there’s anything wrong with sexy Halloween costumes. There isn’t; I’m just annoyed by the uninspired, gender-normative (i.e. you’ll probably never see any ads for a ‘sexy’ Charlie Chaplin costume) selections fobbed off on women around Halloween.
Plenty of the costume ideas are also hotter than any of the interchangeable “Sexy ___” selections in stores.
Josephine Baker (costume looks simple enough, though one might have trouble finding the leopard.):
Some of the costume ideas almost tempt me to dress up for Halloween this year, something I never really got to do as a child.