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Monsters Are Not Sexy

Why Does Halloween Have to be So Cheap?

sexy monster halloween costume

Good grief. A “sultry scarecrow”? Has it really come this? We've actually managed to pornify the lowly scarecrow?

I guess it was only a matter of time, really. It seems we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel these days for things we can cheapen. We’re oh so bored anyway of the flirty French maid or the loose school girl, guess it’s time to move on to scarecrows. The whole thing makes me throw my hands in the air and my eyes in the back of my head.

I've never been a fan of Halloween, but it seems that the older I get the more curmudgeonly I become about it — especially when it comes to costumes for women. Women trip all over themselves to buy these things that frankly, on any other day of the year, would have them mistaken for paid escorts.

I could turn this into a unending rant about how women undermine themselves and feed the machine by wearing these outfits. And don't even get me started on our sick propensity to sexualize our children. I just don't have the energy this year. If, like me though, you're sick of the sexy side of Halloween then read this brilliant post over at MissRepresentation.  

As for me, I just have one thing left to say. Monsters are scary people, not sexy.


Note: These costumes can be found at PartyCity and HalloweenCostumes respectively. The sultry scarecrow will set you back $39.99 and the flirty monster $44.99. Frankly, I'd rather buy a nice sweater I'd wear more than once.