I am a hornet.
No, this isn’t an article about Emporia State or the “I am a Hornet” campaign. I’m telling you what I am going to be for Halloween. See what I did there?
When “Mean Girls” came out in 2004, the “slutty costume” trend started with the part of the movie when Lindsey Lohan explains, “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”
Over the years, it really seems that girls have been using this excuse to the fullest. It’s a little sad. They are practically shouting, “I am a slut.”
Halloween has become the scapegoat for this fashion-bad decision, similar to when alcohol is used as the reason why people make bad decisions – making out with a person they just met, not using protection or taking part in a dare – that they normally wouldn’t do sober. People say, “Oh, I was drunk!” Now girls say, “But it’s Halloween!”
Most revealing costumes are not tasteful. Some can even be altogether inappropriate. Ladies should consider what guys will think and how they might treat them tonight if they wear a skimpy outfit. Respect will most likely be blurred. The wrong kind of attention from boys may be given.
I suggest if you want to get some attention, take a different approach and throw everyone a curve ball. Opt out of the sluttiest costume you can find and find something humorous and creative.
I am sure boys look forward to the skanky attire, but I think a funny or unique costume will show personality and catch a guy’s curiosity. Don’t get lost in the sea of slutty ensembles. Instead, stand out and shine.