Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Costumes

Halloween had always been one of my favorite holidays.  Despite the fact that I've failed to actively participate in recent years, I still get a kick out of looking at the various costume choices offered each year.  There's no better place to admire the vast possibilities than at the local Walmart.

With that being said, I found myself at the Mount Pleasant Super Walmart today perusing the current offerings.  This outing made me ponder over a few odd things, which is not entirely unusual when I'm shopping at Walmart.

Is it just me, or does there seem to be a slutty presentation of every character or occupation portrayed?  Slutty nurse, slutty nun, slutty pirate wench.  Why does a girl (or guy) have to be slutty?  Where are the chaste alternatives, especially for the girls who are slutty in their normal lives, and who would like to portray something that goes against their everyday character for Halloween?

Also, I feel sorry for the models who appear on the packaging for these costumes.  I'm sure they all had grandiose aspirations of being America's Next Top Model, yet they are relegated to modeling cheap polyester costumes and wigs.  Is that something worthy of display in their portfolio?  Smiling with your eyes while dressed as Slutty Tinkerbell hardly proves modeling potential to the agents at Elite Model Management.

Because I'm always first in line to poke fun at myself, here's a blast from the past, circa Halloween 2002, at Sharon and David's party back in Atlanta.  Coincidentally, this was the LAST time I celebrated the holiday in costume.  For those not recognizing the obvious resemblance, I was Eminem from his "Without Me" video.

Just in case my fellow brunettes are wondering, I can confirm, based on the events throughout this evening, that blondes do indeed have more fun.  The lady working the McDonald's breakfast drive through I happened upon at 7 am the next morning can attest to my worn-out state...
Duet with Celine Dion
Wooing Anna Nicole Smith

Hanging with the Osbournes

With newborn baby Mambo

 And finally, my original inspiration...


  1. Where did you get that costume? I am trying to find one for my best friend and I can't seem to find them anywhere..

  2. Dude man. I need this so bad. Looking for it for 2 months. Where can I get this?? PLSSS!