Halloween approaches. Time to dress your dog up like a bee in a porno.

10 Oct

Come the fuck on, dude. I just went over to check out my Twitter page, where I came across a tweet (holy shit, did I just use that word?) posted by Bitch PhD linking to a page that looks to be a joint effort by the Spoiled Rotten Doggies (retch) site and The Extreme Halloween Network. What kinds of activities The Extreme Halloween Network can be involved in I can only imagine. Armed trick-or-treating? Doorstep parkour? Dressing up as characters from 1997 Mountain Dew commercials? I’m sure it goes the fuck off, but I digress. This particular site, far from hyping anything particularly x-treme, is jumping on the hosey Halloween costume bandwagon and offering sssexxxaaay women’s Halloween getups that come with matching miniature versions for dogs.

lg83207Unbelievable. First of all, I’m really sick of the pirate craze. REALLY sick. It’s officially been stupid for a minimum of five years — more likely eight — and the fact that any adult is still into it after the advent of Jolly Roger underwear for toddlers really makes me wonder. And then there’s the pink. Why is it that any time one wants to make a “women’s version” of something, they just replace one of the colors with pink, tart it up, and act like they’re doing womankind a favor? Pirates, as boring a subject as they are at this point, certainly weren’t out wearing ruffly panties and pink, off-the-shoulder peasant tops while they hopped aboard seagoing junks and swiped all the booty on board. Nor were they likely to have been wearing thigh-high pink-ribbon-trimmed stockings on their peg legs. Apparently, in order to put together the “women’s version” of a particular Halloween costume, the creative team has to figure out a way to cross the sartorial stylings of some fantastical character with those of a female infant and those of a stripper. Imagine the visionary vibe at the meeting at which these dudes had to figure out how to bring a little asshole dog into the mix.

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Alright, so the pirate costume isn’t the only thing on offer, but whatever. They’re all the same. The outfits without fail include thigh-highs, a skirt that barely covers the culo, some off-the-shoulder or sleeveless shirt, and a stupid hat, no matter what character is being portrayed. And the dog versions, which are naturally modeled by tiny Chihuahuas, are all just miniature facsimiles of mama’s costume, so your dog can be sexually objectified too!

la21055Isn’t that cute? The dog looks like it’s filming a (more) pornographic version of the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” video!

Seriously, dude, have the porn and entertainment industries so thoroughly brainwashed the American female into believing that her life ought to revolve around eliciting boners that we’ve now moved on to dogs? I hated most dog people before I’d even seen this site, but my conversion is now complete. Not only do I have to suffer listening to people tell me how their relationship with their dog is exactly the same as that of other people’s with their children (or better); not only do I have to tolerate reading bumper stickers on the backs of SUVs telling me that some North Face-vest-wearing dork’s Weimaraner is smarter than “your” honor student; not only do I have to pretend I don’t think it’s flabbergastingly rude for people to bring their dogs to cafes where I’m attempting to eat and drink; not only do I have to suffer with equanimity the slobbering of strangers’ dogs all over my shoes while I sit in the various parks I sit in (and even pretend it’s cute); not only do I have to endure the general thoughtlessness, narcissism, and sense of entitlement of the average dog owner when it comes to the behavior of their pets; but now I have also been forced to confront the fact that this exists.

I don’t dislike dogs. Dogs are cute and often very entertaining  (though they stink a little more than I’d like them to), and I don’t mind seeing them around and even petting one occasionally. I won’t blame dogs for this abomination and affront to human decency and self-respect. I won’t blame the victim, as it were. Dogs don’t read blogs or dress themselves, so I’ll leave them out of it. Female pet owners and Halloween costume-wearers, on the other hand, I’d like to ask a question: Don’t you think it’s kind of insulting that when you have just one chance a year to be whatever you want, you’re still expected to be a sex object? Can’t we have one day of rest in 365? Men get to pretend to be any fanciful character their psyches can devise on Halloween. They don’t often come up with anything all that interesting, but still, they get to be whatever they want. And we’re supposed to also be whatever they want? That’s a pretty shitty deal.

The fuckability mandate sucks. Why foist it upon your poor dog? And besides, think about it for a minute. Is there a single thing on this planet that is more absurd than a sexually provocative dog costume? I’m going to try to think of something.

Hold on.

I’m trying.

Still trying…

OK, MRAs come to mind, but other than that I’m at a loss and will be taking suggestions in comments.

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56 Responses to “Halloween approaches. Time to dress your dog up like a bee in a porno.”

  1. James October 10, 2009 at 1:27 AM #

    Wow.

    I thought that Mean Girls had this one nailed. For a few years the Halloween scene in that film was my executive summary of the contemporary incarnation of Halloween present in America & becoming present in Britain. But clearly there was work left to be done, & you just did it. I guess Mean Girls was made a few years before the nadir, as hard as that was to believe at the time…

    Gaaaah…Dog as a bee? Dog as a BEE? We should etch those words onto the tombstone of our culture.

  2. polly styrene October 10, 2009 at 6:36 AM #

    I was quite shocked when I went into this shop we have over here which is a chain selling scarves, gloves, hats, and other sundry accessories to see tiny jumpers on sale. At first I thought they were for babies. Then I realised they were for dogs.

    Dog clothing is stupid full stop. And I know people who have dogs and like them who disagree.

  3. polly styrene October 10, 2009 at 7:55 AM #

    That should say, I know people who have dogs and like them who agree Otherwise it makes no sense…

  4. Roxie October 10, 2009 at 8:21 AM #

    I feel….wrong looking at that picture of the school girl dog. Like..How did they do that? I’m convinced it should be sent into the photoshop disasters blog.

    It’s so tiring having every female version of the boring male counterpart costume made “sexy”. I’m not into it and page after page is “sexy this” & “teasing that”. very sickening.

    As James said, I always think about that same scene & how everyone is shocked *SHOCKED* that Kady came dressed in an actual scary costume

  5. Finisterre October 10, 2009 at 3:53 PM #

    Oh, good call.

    My Nigel’s friends are all into fancy dress, so when we went to a festival with them last year we decided to make ourselves insect costumes and looked online for ideas. I literally couldn’t find a single female costume that wasn’t prefixed with ‘Sexy…’. Even the ladybird ones, which was what I wanted.

    It really was one of those ‘WTF?’ moments. Although men presumably – hopefully – don’t want to fuck ladybirds, we should not assume that we are excused from ogle-ee duty while pretending to be one. Even if it means we look like nothing like what we’re dressing up as and exactly like every other female fucking drone clad in skimpy, pink, uncomfortable, unwalkable-in, stupid shite.

    We can’t even have a bit of stupid fun without having to be sexxay. God, it’s depressing. Although in the end we made the costumes out of wire and satin and they rocked. So fuck you, sexxay-costume-makers!

  6. Screaming Lemur October 10, 2009 at 4:38 PM #

    So very stupid. Actually, it reminds me of this, if you haven’t seen it. My solution is to cobble my costumes, and never, ever buy them from stores, cause they all look like that. Or go as some weird concept thing that doesn’t require much costume. Although, I am sometimes tempted to be a “sexy mustard bottle”…

  7. Andrew October 10, 2009 at 5:18 PM #

    2 things

    1. Your description of how dogs annoy you is really, really San Franciscan. I hate that they come to restaurants to.

    2. I have to say I don’t think men are the problem here. The problem with Halloween is that it’s just another excuse to party. Parties involve drinking and hooking up. Women have created a race to the bottom where, if they want attention, they have to compete for it, thus, be sexy. Blame your innate willingness to please and be attractive to eligible men. The reason men are free from these constraints is because the nature of our costumes do not effect our eligibility with women. We still have to be attractive and have good personalities though. You might say this is just more evidence of a patriarchy but I don’t see the conspiracy.

    In short while I don’t give a shit what any girl wears this Halloween I will definitely notice the one wearing the least.

    P.S. Last year I went as my friend Scott, but I made him into a “Sexy Scott” by wearing booty shorts. I’m not sure if this flies ironically in the face of the tradition or actually reinforces it. Hmm…

    • Nine Deuce October 10, 2009 at 5:26 PM #

      No, women did not create the race to the bottom. A society in which women’s worth as human beings is based chiefly on how sexually attractive they are to men created it. Men have lots of avenues to get attention. Women only have one.

      • Andrew October 10, 2009 at 11:28 PM #

        I wouldn’t have a problem encouraging women not to be a sexy whatever. I’m honestly kind of tired of it. What happens though when one girl cheats and dresses so sexy that she steals all the attention from the other women? Even the most patient, sympathetic, feminist man would have a hard time ignoring a beautiful half-naked woman at a party with him, unless he was gay. Don’t they have a term for this sort of thing by the way? Prisoner’s dilemma, tragedy of the commons or something? Maybe men created the problem, but women acting collectively definitely could stop it. The hard part would be ensuring the prettier, less scrupulous ones did not cheat.

        • Nine Deuce October 10, 2009 at 11:30 PM #

          Ugh. Obviously women have to stop participating in femininity rituals, but that doesn’t mean that the blame for their existence lies with women.

          • Andrew October 10, 2009 at 11:42 PM #

            Men would not engage in behavior unless they were rewarded somehow for it. If you take away the reward, you change the behavior.

            For this reason it would be 1,000x easier to convince women to stop rewarding men for their patriarchal behavior than it would be to convince men to forgo the potential reward voluntarily, leaving it to other men to enjoy.

            I guess what I’m saying is women need to “take their business elsewhere” if they are serious about not being objectified. If I was overcharged constantly at one store you would consider me a fool for continuing to shop there. Why then shouldn’t a woman be responsible for who she hangs out with, how she dresses, and how she lets her peers coerce her when she knows it’s objectification?

            • Nine Deuce October 10, 2009 at 11:50 PM #

              Uh, maybe because women are still dependent on men because we live in a patriarchy?

            • James October 10, 2009 at 11:58 PM #

              As ever, Andrew, you take at face value the structure presented by radical feminists while responding in the most flat-out stupid way possible:

              Men would not engage in behavior unless they were rewarded somehow for it. If you take away the reward, you change the behavior.

              Yes, tell women to instead…what, exactly? Only have sex with other women? Promote homonormativity?

              For this reason it would be 1,000x easier to convince women to stop rewarding men for their patriarchal behavior than it would be to convince men to forgo the potential reward voluntarily, leaving it to other men to enjoy.

              It takes two to Patriarch, obviously. That doesn’t show what you seem to think it shows, though.

              I guess what I’m saying is women need to “take their business elsewhere” if they are serious about not being objectified.

              Again, you’re advocating separatist lesbianism? I guess that’s a case for it, I just hadn’t fingered you (NPI) as that sort of a guy. Apologies if I got you wrong, there.

              • Andrew October 11, 2009 at 12:16 AM #

                I didn’t mean that they not have relationships with men at all, just not with men who objectified them.

                The reward for objectifying women seems to be that women have sex with us. If women stopped having sex with me, I would definitely think about changing my behavior.

                Its no secret that women seem to be attracted to huge tools. For some reason those qualities are rewarded by what seem to be the most distinguished females. All I’m saying is that if these females (who are the same type to dress up as sexy sexays) respected themselves a little more and demanded more of the men they partnered with, males who wanted to be with them (which is presumably all of us) would notice.

                If you don’t believe me look at the huge market for self-help books in regards to dating. Guys are willing to do “what it takes” to impress women, it just seems to be that “what it takes” hasn’t been very good for women thus far.

                • Nine Deuce October 11, 2009 at 12:18 AM #

                  Really, dude. I’m tired of explaining why victim blaming isn’t cool. I get your whole cynical approach, and I agree that women ought to tell these dicks to fuck off, but I’m not going to blame women for men’s behavior. The end.

                  • Andrew October 11, 2009 at 12:28 AM #

                    Deal. I will say, your approach is very sympathetic and honorable. Ideals are necessary. I will try and respect the finer distinctions but these conversations become too adversarial too fast. I do not have all the answers but maybe working towards a mutual understanding would be more helpful to both of us than head-butting over semantics? Especially on issues where we are probably in agreement.

            • Roxie October 11, 2009 at 12:40 AM #

              Like Dumbledore said “Harry, the time will come when you have to choose between what is right & what is easy”

            • truthvscompliance October 13, 2009 at 2:44 PM #

              I think that a lot of women don’t look at it as objectification though (non feminists or women who haven’t thought about this much). It IS objectification but unless you know more about this, you don’t really think about it (I’m thinking of my younger years – before I considered myself a feminist). When I wore make-up – I didn’t think about how I was objectifying myself. That realization doesn’t come to every woman and unfortunately – even when it’s pointed out, many will make up excuses for it – like the ole “I wear this for myself, not the male gaze” line.

              Women are trained at early ages to decide their own self worth by how many men want them or ogle them. I’m not saying that women don’t play a part but to deny that men have a hand in this – is a complete lie – it’s impossible to place all of the blame on women. Maybe men should stop reinforcing this behavior by flattering women for it. Or maybe more men should recognize it for what it is – desparation (I know plenty of men who actually make fun of sexualized costumes).
              Also – I know that when I dated guys who were into watching porn – I felt the need to compete with that – Another example of how men play a part.

        • syndicalist702 October 12, 2009 at 4:56 PM #

          “Even the most patient, sympathetic, feminist man would have a hard time ignoring a beautiful half-naked woman at a party with him”

          Any feminist ally worth his salt wouldn’t be caught dead at that kind of party in the first place.

          • James October 12, 2009 at 5:13 PM #

            Ho ho ho, what a fun life you expect people to lead…

            • syndicalist702 October 12, 2009 at 5:44 PM #

              I keep this kind of fun in the bedroom, thanks. Didn’t know fun had to involve walking around with a hard-on 24/7.

          • polly styrene October 12, 2009 at 5:21 PM #

            What if he was gay? Oh I forgot we’re in everyoneisheterosexualland…..

            • James October 12, 2009 at 5:44 PM #

              Believe it or not, even gays go to “that kind of a party”. Even lesbians have been known to spurn separatism for them!

            • James October 12, 2009 at 5:44 PM #

              Unless you were responding to Syndy, in which case no further comment needed, you are absolutely correct.

    • isme October 11, 2009 at 3:21 AM #

      As much as a I don’t like the sound of:

      “Blame your innate willingness to please and be attractive to eligible men.”

      The people who make and sell those costumes aren’t doing it because they are out to degrade women, they are doing it because they know women will buy them.

      As for “Women have created a race to the bottom where, if they want attention, they have to compete for it, thus, be sexy.”…well, I don’t imagine many people here would claim that the patriarchy made them dress tackily for Halloween. Yes, women are encouraged to do so to get the attention of the sort of people they really shouldn’t be impressed by, but they still choose whether or not they do.

      • Joce Claire October 13, 2009 at 4:06 PM #

        I’m not sure what you mean that patriarchy doesn’t make women dress like this for Halloween. No, patriarchy doesn’t literally force them, but patriarchy set up the whole system by which women are judged first and foremost by their appearance, and patriarchy decided what is attractive for women to look like. Yes, women choose to dress in “sexy” Halloween costumes, but their choice is based on media images and feminine ideals they’ve been exposed to since birth, and the rewards they receive for dressing this way are patriarchal rewards.

  8. Gayle October 10, 2009 at 6:43 PM #

    I’m not against dog sweaters or raincoats and the like. Dogs get chilly, just like people. My own dogs hate to go out in the rain. They fight me on it every time.

    Dog costumes are all about the owners, though. The poor doggies look humiliated in them.

    • James October 10, 2009 at 10:08 PM #

      I know that I usually try to call other people on biological essentialism, Gayle, but don’t dogs have stuff called “fur” for warmth conservation?

      • Roxie October 11, 2009 at 12:07 AM #

        It depends on the amount of fur (one coat or double coat?) and the location where the animal lives.

        • Nine Deuce October 11, 2009 at 12:09 AM #

          Yeah, I have to say that a Chihuahua in NYC in February might need a coat.

          • James October 11, 2009 at 12:12 AM #

            Pit Bulls illegal but toy dogs still available on the white market, there’s no justice I tells ya…

  9. polly styrene October 10, 2009 at 6:48 PM #

    Fortunately we UKazians don’t have to dress up on Hallowe’en. Mind you our dear leader hasn’t just won the nobel peace prize for saying he was going to send 40,000 troops to Afghanistan either. You win some – you lose some.

  10. Ashley October 10, 2009 at 6:50 PM #

    This is kind of “off topic” but i have a question for you. I just discovered your blog and i LOVE it. Anyway, i have a friend who identifies as a radical feminist yet when i shared your blog about the kink website she had this to say,

    “I mean I don’t think all porn is bad. Maybe some women LIKE it… I mean, why not? Yes, we live in an oversexed culture, but if a female friend of mine is in to bondage and torture, I would gladly support her in that. Some women ARE into that despite the fact that we live in such a misgynistic culture. We can’t deny women their own desires. On top of that, some women DO like to watch porn. That doesn’t mean they are misogynistic either.”

    Now why is it, that she identifies as a radical? In my eyes, you would be the radical feminist and perhaps her a liberal feminist? I don’t even know. I totally disagree with what she said, anyway. I’d like to know your response. Figured i’d just ask the source. I very much agree with your post about BDSM and all your posts about pornography and exploitation for that matter, so keep it up!

    • Nine Deuce October 10, 2009 at 7:41 PM #

      She might be opposed to gender roles, to patriarchy, to male supremacy, but find it hard to reject something across the board that’s hegemonic and ubiquitous. I know I have a problem with people telling women their sexual desires aren’t OK, though I often ask people what the desire to do X might mean. I’m sure there are women who like porn, but I think it’d be hard to get aroused by watching any of the porn I’ve ever seen without being a misogynist. And that doesn’t mean that someone who gets physically aroused by porn should be ashamed. It means that no one, women included, has escaped the influence of a misogynist culture. I myself have to remind myself to treat other women kindly rather than as enemies, because the world has raised us all to do just that.

  11. polly styrene October 10, 2009 at 6:52 PM #

    Blame your innate willingness to please and be attractive to eligible men.

    Whereas Andrew meanwhile, obviously lives in everyoneisheterosexualland.

    • Andrew October 10, 2009 at 11:23 PM #

      I spend most of my drinking time debating gender/sexuality/gay politics with my gay friends. It is the sad result of having a girlfriend, and thus no interest in flirting, mixed with the fact none of my straight white male friends like to go out as much. I am well aware of the gay community.

      I just don’t see these costumes creating the same problem for lesbians and their dogs. I’m sure it wasn’t lesbians who designed them anyway. This is why I limited the target of my comment to women who were attracted to men.

  12. Jillicious October 11, 2009 at 12:34 AM #

    I happen to work for a party store that has opened a seasonal Halloween store that is chock FULL of these kinds of costumes. Women come in all day, looking for a costume to wear to the mandatory work dress-up hell day, the neighborhood Halloween party, the church carnival, or just to go with their kids to get some candy. EVERY costume has at least one of the following words on the cover: flirty, sexy, sassy, bad, voluptuous, vixen, or wench. They are all cheaply made, mass produced,reeking of some kind of chemical, and not made to fit a human lady. They are all too low cut, too short, too indecent for any woman with a shred of self respect to wear comfortably. From the younger girls I hear, “No way my parents would ever let me wear this in public!” and from the older women I hear, “No way would I ever wear this in public!”
    The only ones who can conceivably pull off wearing these costumes are women in the size 0-2 range who are five feet and under. Everyone else is shit outta luck. Normal size women fit nicely in the few “plus size” costumes, and true plus size women are left with nothing.
    I’m seriously considering getting ladies to sign a petition that sates they are sick of the stupid tiny slutty costumes, I’m pretty sure most every one of them that visits our store would sign.

  13. buttersisonlymyname October 11, 2009 at 4:32 AM #

    Ridiculous and also sort of sad. Thanks for pointing it out.

  14. polly styrene October 11, 2009 at 6:42 AM #

    Ok here’s a recyled comment I left elsewhere Andrew:

    The British crime survey shows that 56% of rape victims are assaulted by former or current partners, only 8% are attacked by strangers, and most attacks take place in the victims own home.

    http:
    //news. bbc.
    co.uk/1/hi/uk/2146077.stm

    Whereas one in three women who report rape have been drinking – which means of course that two thirds haven’t.

    http:
    //news
    .bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4548534.stm

    (Links broken to stop the comment being eaten by the wordpress spamulator, but cut and paste them without spaces if you want proof)

    Therefore, statistically speaking, to minimise her chances of rape a woman should obviously spend her entire time getting drunk in a lesbian bar with people she doesn’t know.

    I look forward to the government health campaign.

    • Nine Deuce October 11, 2009 at 7:16 AM #

      I think I’m going to advise my readers to heed Polly and spend the rest of their lives wasted with strangers in lesbian bars. I may just do so myself.

      • Tomecat October 14, 2009 at 2:54 AM #

        I think you’ve just solved my current problem of what to do for fun when I am sans partner. Thanks!

  15. veganprimate October 11, 2009 at 1:38 PM #

    You know, if you replaced every instance of the word “dog” with “kid” or “child,” you’d be pilloried. But it would be hilarious, though:

    “not only do I have to suffer with equanimity the slobbering of strangers’ kids all over my shoes while I sit in the various parks I sit in (and even pretend it’s cute); not only do I have to endure the general thoughtlessness, narcissism, and sense of entitlement of the average parent when it comes to the behavior of their children; but now I have also been forced to confront the fact that this exists.

    I don’t dislike children. Kids are cute and often very entertaining (though they stink a little more than I’d like them to), and I don’t mind seeing them around and even petting one occasionally.”

  16. Imaginary October 12, 2009 at 4:58 AM #

    Okay, the pirate lass’s boots were pretty frikin’ sweet. To be honest, if I’d had a boyfriend, I’d probably beg him to wear the dress. YUM!

    Oh, and does anyone else feel like calling Animal Protective Services on people who buy these things? You just know they’re going to rape the dog when they get home.

    • karinova October 13, 2009 at 10:54 PM #

      And that, I think, is what is going to keep me up tonight: the concept of sexy pets.

      “WTF” doesn’t even do it justice.

    • syndicalist702 October 14, 2009 at 3:10 AM #

      My wife, sister-in-law, and I are probably going to dress up as the ladies from Coffee Talk from SNL back in the 90′s. I’m going to be Linda, Mike Myers’ character.

  17. Evn October 12, 2009 at 4:08 PM #

    If I had a dog, I’d dress him up for Halloween by hanging a little sign around his neck that read “Living the MRA Dream.” And then I’d put peanut butter on his balls.

  18. Christina October 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM #

    Thank you Nine Deuce. I have been going on about this for years. Well said.

    Halloween–a reason to wear lingerie in public?

    • karinova October 14, 2009 at 12:42 AM #

      Halloween now not only requires women to wear their underthings out— just like Mardi Gras and New Years’— it also, much more importantly, requires everyone to get completely blackout drunk. (Just like St. Patrick’s Day. And Independence Day. Oh, and Cinco de Mayo, because: why not?)

      Two-fisted massively-multiplayer alcohol abuse is literally the only way to celebrate! I mean, that’s just what people do. The inevitable attendant spike in violence and sexual assault? To be tsk-tsk-ed, but y’know, c’mon. Lighten up! Sure, sometimes things get a little, um, rowdy, but it’s all in good fun! Gotta have a blowoff valve, you know? Or… something!

      I like to party from time to time, but damn. Doesn’t anyone see a problem with the increasingly traditional “gone-wild” atmosphere of seemingly every holiday? Even in the mellow little town where I now live, going out on certain holidays— Halloween in particular— feels way unsafe. It’s seriously getting to the point where we need to “Take Back the E’en.”

      • Imaginary October 21, 2009 at 7:50 AM #

        Agreed. And why is getting drunk the only way to have a fun “crazy” party? These people just aren’t very creative.

  19. berryblade October 14, 2009 at 6:22 AM #

    Halloween still just doesn’t make any sense.

  20. november October 14, 2009 at 11:36 AM #

    Several comments have pointed out that women are often rewarded for objectifying themselves and being feminine. That is true, but it is only one side of the story: Women who are not feminine (read: pretty) enough are often enough severly punished.
    That makes the concept of choice even more difficlut, because there is no neutral mode, in which women’s looks do not have consquences.
    Women do not have the choice between getting some rewards or not playing the game at all. They face the options of being rewarded or punished to varying degrees for how they look and since one has only very limited influence on one’s appearance, these are not choices at all.

  21. Genevieve October 23, 2009 at 1:55 AM #

    God, I hate ‘sexy’ Halloween costumes and those big Halloween party stores. A few years ago my boyfriend decided to dress as Shrek (we were taking his niece trick-or-treating and she loves Shrek), so I looked for a Princess Fiona costume to go along with it. Couldn’t find one. Maybe because a floor-length medieval gown just doesn’t cut it in terms of ‘sexiness,’ as there were tons of “sexy” costumes at the store.

    This year I’m dressing as Mary Wollstonecraft, cobbling it together from various clothing items owned by my mother and myself. Much better than a sexy bee.

  22. winter_lights October 23, 2009 at 8:47 PM #

    I suppose it might undermine me a bit that I’m planning to dress up as a sexy firefly*, but…

    Well, the dog costumes don’t seem that much more ridiculous than any other not-designed-for-utility dog clothing I’ve seen. And the adult costumes, at least the people wearing them should be able to understand the implications of their choices.

    It’s some of the child costumes that get to me. Where I work we’ve got ones that say “ages 3-4″ that would make me blush to imagine wearing if it was in my size. The sheer… stripperific-ness of it is amazing. I don’t think we’ve got anything in the adult costumes that covers proportionately less. Ages 3 to 4! Even if most of them aren’t nearly so bad… it just gets to me.

    *In my defense, this more resembles dressing like a ten year old boy than it does anything in those pictures.

  23. Unknown December 3, 2009 at 6:22 PM #

    This is terrible i hate it all

  24. Immir March 14, 2010 at 7:31 AM #

    Painfully lame

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