Halloween is coming up. Which means little kids running down the street looking for candy, spirit stores are cropping up everywhere and girls of every shape and size are 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. Leah Taylor, City College Student, 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 dress up as a “sexy” Iron Man or a “sexy” Ghostbuster.

So what kinds of costumes can you expect to see girls wearing this year? With almost no movies showcasing outlandish costumes, 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.”

On Halloween you may see a few Neytiris from Avatar or Alices from Alice in Wonderland running around, but for the most part, it seems that you will see 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. “You see a sexy Cookie Monster and a sexy Ninja Turtle and the nerd in me goes ‘ha ha, I love those characters,’ but really it’s just freaky and wrong. 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 more strange 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.”

As for strangely common requests, she often gets clients asking for “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.

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