Halloween Costumes Not Just for Kids Anymore

By Elizabeth New

October 31, 2012

Sexy Bert? Sexy skunk? Sexy Freddy Krueger?

Nothing is “sexy” or “cute” about any of these things, so why would these be turned into costumes?

It’s that time of year again; the time where several young people are anxious to reveal their next costume to let out their inner provocativeness from male strippers to French maids. This trend began in the 1990s and continues to thrive up until this very day.

By no means is this article written to make people feel bad about their choices, judge, or criticize. However, a lot of people wonder why some people don’t opt for something more fun and creative rather than show every piece of skin possible.

Junior Becca Komperda opts to be more comfortable and warm since; after all, it gets pretty cold during this time of year.

“I’m not conservative but I’m not over the top ‘hoochie’,” Komperda said. “I understand that some girls want to flaunt what they have but they should do it in moderation. I don’t mind the costume, but don’t do too much,” Komperda adds.

Senior Wilson Robles thinks that the “sexy” Halloween costume tradition tends to be inappropriate.

“I think some people should be a bit modest because there are kids around and the way they dress says something about them,” Robles said. He believes that the perfect Halloween costume should be something scary or something fictional like a superhero. “Just be something within the Halloween mood and conscious of what you wear,” he added.

Before hoochie Halloween costumes will ever end, they may get worse. As for now, we will continue to be amazed at the costumes people choose to wear on Oct. 31.