By Mariel | October 19, 2011
So as everyone (hopefully) realizes, Halloween is right around the corner. And as you (hopefully) realize, Halloween is a lot different in college than in high school or middle school. It begins in the later stages of high school, but rears its ugly head in college. What hideous Halloween tradition am I talking about? Ladies, I think you know what I’m getting at. That’s right, the dreaded sexy Halloween costume. Now guys, you might be rolling your eyes and wondering what the heck is wrong with EVERY SINGLE GIRL shedding her clothes to wear nothing but glorified underwear for a night and be able to completely and totally get away with it, but for us girls, it presents somewhat of a problem. Well maybe not for every girl. I mean it might be your yearlong dream and wish to be a sexy pirate, or you might have visions of walking around in a naughty nurse costume, but for the majority of college girls, the sexy costume poses somewhat of a problem.
Aside from the fact that it’s usually (always) freezing by October 31st and you’re the one running around in a bikini and heels while your guy next to you has conveniently decided to dress as Chewbacca and is therefore toasty as a bug in a rug, you are probably fretting about something coming undone, something riding up, and something falling down. Which, at least for me, tends to get in the way of my having fun. Who can enjoy Halloween when the most terrifying thing about it is the possibility of their bra falling down? Another problem? You know that unless you’re the top 1% of girls on campus who is completely and totally confident in their physical appearance (and for you, fyi we’re all secretly jealous :) you’re going to also be worrying about the fact that you might, sorta, kinda, look like a whale in your costume. Now I’m not obese or heavy by any means, but I would never ever bare my stomach in public. I would be freaking out the whole time. You might not be as obsessive or stupid as I am, but everyone thinks it. And when you’re thinking about it, you’re showing it. Which FYI girls, confidence is the number one thing that guys look for in a girl. So when you’re grimacing while rubbing your stomach and holding up your panties and pulling down your skirt and retying the front of your sexy football jersey for the 10,000th time, you sure as heck don’t look confident or sexy. You just look miserable.
So please excuse my ranting and raving, but I would like to enjoy my Halloween. Maybe for you, enjoyment comes in the form of a sexy devil. For me, it might be Ke$ha. Or Skyblu from LMFAO. Or maybe Hermione. Or Hedwig. Or Dobby. The point is, it’s better to feel amazing than to look amazing. And what guy wouldn’t want a girl dressed as his favorite video game character? Or the star from their favorite guilty pleasure TV show?
Happy costume shopping!