I was at Fred Meyer (local Target-like store) earlier today, and while I was there I took a couple minutes to flip through the Halloween costumes hanging on a rack. You know, the cheap, highly flammable, polyester-based onesies that adults are supposed to buy and wear in public? Now I love Halloween - any holiday where you have an excuse to buy and wear a wig or a big huge witch hat is just dandy in my book -- but these costumes are scary. A sampling:
- Butterfly. Nowhere near as nice as the MSN guy, and would in fact look scary on most people. Do you want a 6'4", 200 lb demented butterfly leering at you from the cubicle next to you? I thought not.
- Goth princess runaway - Mixing our genres here a bit, aren't we? So this costume consists of a) shapeless knee length black dress of cheap velvet with off the shoulder silver things, b) fishnets, also black c) tall pointy silver hat, a la medieval princess. Odd. Really odd.
- Adult baby. Um, this is a costume? Or this is a fetish? I'm confused.
and my personal favorite:
- Zombie clown. Full clown's suit, although in muted colors, and COMPLETELY CREEPY RUBBER ZOMBIE MASK. The kind that covers your whole head. Rotting dripping off skin, green teeth, and all.
Because clowns just aren't scary enough in their natural state, obviously. :)