Costumes or lingerie?

Costumes like this adult peanut butter and jelly costume have become popular over the years.

Costumes like this adult peanut butter and jelly costume have become popular over the years.

One of the biggest Halloween traditions is dressing up in a costume. Children can pick from an array of costumes including: princesses, cowboys, and candy corn. Some adults also dress up for Halloween. However, the options for women’s Halloween costumes tend to be limited to revealing skin-tight ensembles. For example, if you type ¨women’s Halloween costumes¨ into Google, some of the first results are provocative costumes for women.

Yes, the point of a Halloween costume is to dress up as something you aren’t, but not all women want to be dressed in an overly-provocative costume. If you get on any Halloween costume website you can find a variety of ¨sexy¨ costumes for women. This includes costumes such as: sexy nurses, firemen, crayons, peanut butter, and even sexy Harambe.

Every Halloween, women face the challenge of finding a Halloween costume that doesn’t overly sexualize their bodies, whereas men have options such as Spiderman, Chewbacca, and policemen; none of which are classified as ¨sexy¨. Men do have some provocative Halloween costumes, but the amount is nowhere near the amount of sexualized costumes targeted towards women.

¨ I think women should be able to wear whatever they want, but I feel that costumes tend to be a way for men to sexualize women for one night of the year.” says Junior Claire Bean.

Dressing up for Halloween is a tradition all over. In the spirit of Halloween women should have the freedom to wear whatever type of costume they please; however for women who aren’t as comfortable baring too much skin, modest costumes would be greatly appreciated.