A Sexy Costume?

Manbeck, Haley

Halloween is approaching which means little kids will be running down the street looking for candy, Spirit stores are cropping up everywhere and girls of every shape and size will be showing up to parties in essentially their underwear.
It is the one time of year where it is acceptable for these girls to show up in stripper attire to any party or even walking down the street. Student Leah Taylor said, “It’s just a lot of fun. You get to be sexy and still be dressed up as something weird.” Leah says she’s going to either be a “sexy” Iron Man or a “sexy” Ghostbuster.
So what kinds of costumes can you expect from these girls? There are few movies with outlandish costumes this year so it’s up in the air. According to Pamela Stompoly of The Costume Shop in North Park, “People are going to be creative this year. It’s all very random.”
For the girls, we might see a few Neytiris from Avatar or Alices from Alice in Wonderland, though it seems this year will hold a slew of the generic costumes. You can expect to see scantily clad angels, devils, cops, girl scouts, maids, nurses, cats . any noun you can really apply, works.
“I’m all in favor of sexy Halloween costumes, but it’s just ridiculous now-a-days,” says Cameron Hatheway,a student. “There are sexy outfits that have nothing to do with the word ‘sexy’ … The costume should have some sort of sex appeal in its own right, because otherwise it’s awkward and weird and can be a train-wreck.”
Some of the stranger new “sexy” costumes to pop up this year are Captain America, Optimus Prime, and Sherlock Holmes.
Stompoly says to expect plenty of burlesque inspired costumes.
For the men, Stompoly has gotten requests for an Aztec warrior and a few Johnny Depp style Mad Hatter costumes. “All guys like to be Spartan warriors or pharaohs,” says Stompoly.
The Costume Shop also specializes in make-up. The costume Stompoly is most prepared for is the zombie. “About two weeks before Halloween, people will come rushing in for zombie make-up.”
Another strangely common request she gets is “smurf make-up.”
For the most part though, this Halloween looks to be a great one for Leg Avenue (the leading company in sexy costumes). So keep your eyes peeled for the more creative of the “sexy” costumes. Who knows, maybe you’ll see a “sexy” pumpkin.