Mean Girls said it best: “In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.”
Never has a quote from the film held such validity. This year, like every year, it is to be expected that the streets will be filled with female students turned into walking erotic fantasies by the hundreds.
How can you separate yourself from the droves of nameless, mostly-naked women on All Hallows’ Eve?
One great way to stand out during the holiday weekend is to incorporate your sense of humor into you costume. Pop culture references and plays on words make for excellent discussion starters and endless laughs.
One great costume I saw last year was a girl dressed as a “one night stand.” She wore a cardboard box with a tablecloth complete with a lamp and various nightstand objects on it. This girl stood out because there was some thought and humor put into her get up.
This year, I am choosing to display my nerdy, Lord of the Rings obsessed side by parodying the character Bilbo Baggins, making my Halloween debut as “Bimbo Baggins.”
By wearing a funny costume, I can guarantee that your goofiness and wit may impress just as much as your … assets.
As stated in previous installments of my column, I am not you mother, nor will I wag my finger at girls who choose to dress in revealing costumes this weekend. However, I do ask that if you choose this path, you dress promiscuously with purpose.
Wearing a negligee in public just because you can is not only trashy, but a complete lack of creativity. This is my personal challenge to every female Coug: access that intelligence I know you all have and do not just take the “sexy” way out this year. Let the world know that you possess wit, intelligence and a kick-butt sense of humor.
Contrary to popular belief, women do not need to dress like harlots to be involved in the holiday. There are plenty of costumes appropriate for the moon-lit streets that don’t run the risk of a nip slip.
Another way to stand out on this spooktacular night is to go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route.
For one, it is much cheaper than buying a costume from a store. For example, the “Officer Ivana Pat Down” costume can be purchased on Amazon.com for a whopping $42.46. This seems a bit pricey for one night of police officer innuendo. A very similar costume can be brought together with a tank top, belt and shorts that you already have.
DIY costumes are an easy way to avoid the awkward, “one of us is going to have to change” moments that will most likely occur with the store-bought variety. A needle, some thread and a bolt of tulle from Jo-Ann Fabric assures that your look will be one of a kind.
Those of you who say “I am far too mature to take part in such childish traditions as dressing in costumes” could not be more wrong. When did it become immature to have fun?
Every Oct. 31, we get the rare chance to be whatever or whoever we want. Your only limit is your imagination. This day only comes once a year (or as WSU students are concerned it spans an entire weekend), so enjoy it to its fullest.