It’s funny how as we grow up, Halloween changes from an excuse for kids to get free candy, to an excuse for girls to dress skanky sexy. I suppose at both ages we’re indulging in the “bad” side (from chocolate to showing off skin). But anyway…that is another topic w/in itself.
The typical question to ask is…what are you going to be for Halloween?? For me, I dunno, I haven’t dressed up or done anything special on Halloween for like, the last 6 years. I think the last time was 1st yr of college and I dressed up like “A Surfer” (just wore my suitemate’s boardshorts, yes, not creative at all).
I did a quick search of costumes online to “research” for this post (and also to find those awesome costumes at the top…like my photoshop skillz??) I gotta make a few comments on what I found…
Most costume stores have a section “Sexy Costumes”
The funny thing is…yeah, those are sexy…but, it’s because they have models wearing them. haha. You’re not gonna automatically look like that when you put it on. And if you do…dang, call me props to you.
And if you ask me, that last one doesn’t look like proper firefighting attire at all! It obviously doesn’t provide enough protection.
But anyway, eventually I found my way to the kids costumes and it reminded me of two costumes I had when I was a kid… preschool and kindergarten. True stories, I have the pictures to prove it.
In Preschool, my mom drew a pumpkin on a piece of cardboard (about the size of a poster board). She colored it in, but you could still tell it was cardboard. She put a string around the top, and she put it over my neck. I was a pumpkin that year. A drawing of a pumpkin on cardboard. Yes. I love my Chinese mom. But it gets better…
I got to Kindergarten…gotta step up my game, got boys and girls to impress. I loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So my mom dressed me in all green clothes and then, I swear… wrapped a wok in green fabric, and tied it to my back to be my shell. I wore a freaking wok to school.
sighhh, I do love you mom…but that’s some ghetto costuming. Resourceful yes…but I imagine opening the door on Friday night to a kid wearing a piece of cardboard around his neck, and a kid wearing a wok on his back…and dang, I wouldn’t know what to say. Maybe I’ll give them an extra piece of candy.
In all honesty, I know that she was doing it out of love, and she just wanted my sister and I to get to dress up and partake in the holiday like all the other kids, so she did what she could. Thanks Mom.
Nowadays…this is who I’d dress up as.
Holy crap…$800?? forget that… Gimme the $35 one. (now there’s the asian in me)
Happy trick or treating sexifying normal occupational uniforms.