We’ve all seen those girls.
The ones who get invited to parties because everyone knows, without fail, they will be drunken hot messes by the end of the night.
This isn’t always a bad thing — everyone deserves a laugh. And a great way to get a few decent chuckles is to observe the Hallowsluts.
These are the girls who believe Halloween translates into, “By all means, wear the least amount of clothing possible!”
Hilarious? Without a doubt.
Sensible? Not in the slightest.
Though the average person in America is spending roughly $66.28 on Halloween related items according to the National Retail Federation, it sadly doesn’t mean the spender gets more for his or her money. Rather, Halloween has become a contest to see just how scandalous girls can dress.
Plenty of women will undoubtedly dress up as a voluptuous vampire or a pirate wench. But as always, there are bound to be plenty of fairies, flappers and sailor girls shaking their T and A. And of course, most of the costumes stop about mid-thigh and leave little to the imagination.
While some ladies (and men) obviously enjoy this, it puts an incredibly degrading image on the rest of the female population. Not all of us want Halloween to be an excuse for women to flaunt everything they’ve got.
BSU junior and social work major Karlo Mercene said, “Revealing is fine. But a lot of girls reveal way too much. . .and some of them are girls we don’t want to see anything from. Halloween is a fun holiday… not ‘Skanky Day.'”
And let’s face it — if Halloween is the one day a year a woman plans to let loose and dress like a hooker, chances are, there’s a dirty little hooker hidden just beneath her surface.
These women need to realize one thing: they will most likely be made fun of. Not by the other scantily clad women or by the men who are trying to get in their pants, but by the observers who watch them struggle with their overly-revealing costumes.
“I think some (costumes) are a bit over the top,” Boise State anthropology and French major Katherine McBeth said. “… It has to do with the desensitization of society. Just like in TV, sluttier things are allowed… I don’t want to see anybody running around in their birthday suit anytime soon.”
There are plenty of ways to spice up the Halloween season without revealing every inch of the human body. For example, one could dress up as the Orbit Gum Girl or Flo from the Progressive commercials. Even parading around as one of the Fanta girls would be better than a woman bending over in an “oh-so-sexy” nurse’s costume and showing everyone her downstairs setup.
These still cute, and fairly cheap costumes would be both classier and more sensible — the temperature for the Halloween weekend is supposed to be around 50 degrees. If girls think it’s acceptable to dress in glamorized versions of their underwear, they need to understand that unless their costume is a Smurfette, turning blue is not attractive.
Halloween doesn’t need to be a holiday aimed toward under-dressing. Hallowsluts are without a doubt entertaining but really, who wants to be one?
So please ladies, keep it classy. While indecently dressed drunks are fantastic to observe, no one wants to see body parts jiggling around because the costume can’t contain the inebriation.