Just like Lindsay Lohan said on Mean Girls, Halloween is an excuse to dress up like a total slut every year, and no one can say anything to you, even if you’re wearing next to nothing on a Monday night. Some costumes were drop dead sexy, whereas others were just scary –and not in the “zombie eating your brains” way. Here’s a list of the notable costumes from 2011.
I saw a bunch of girls put on a short, black dress and a pair of animal ears and call it a costume. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mean Girls, but it’s not 2004. The movie was released seven years ago, and for every Halloween since, girls have been calling that a costume. You don’t have to buy a ridiculously expensive costume, but at least get creative with it.
I love it when people get creative with their costumes, while still being sexy. I saw a girl dressed as the Chiquita Banana girl. She must have been six feet tall, so the long dress glided with every move she made, and I couldn’t take my eyes off the bright colors in the outfit. The Chiquita Banana was a way to be sexy, while still having fun with a costume.
If I had a dollar for every Jersey Shore character I saw, I would never have to work again. I don’t understand the appeal in dressing up as one of the seven bright orange train-wrecks…Does anyone even watch the show anymore? Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice that dressing as one of them gets rid of the awkward question, “Wait, what are you?” but come on. It’s so overdone.
I saw a girl dressed as a sexy race car driver, and I really didn’t understand the point of the costume. Obviously Halloween is about trying to show off your body or try on someone else’s shoes for a day, but a sexy race car driver? Last time I checked, you aren’t driving formula one cars, and you’re not carrying racing flags, so what about the costume makes sense?
The box of Franzia costume that I saw over the weekend was hands down the best costume of the week. Being a broke college student, Franzia is my wine of choice after a long day because it’s cheap and doesn’t (usually) taste terrible. Halloween is the one time a year you can be anything you want, so why not pay tribute to the world’s most popular wine.
Halloween isn’t just about dressing less conservative than a stripper, its about being someone completely different from yourself for a day. Normally I have a very preppy style, so I dressed as a “Lax-Bro.” I donned the mid calf socks, that I despise with a passion, and a pair of Nike 6.0 sneakers. I topped off the outfit with a pair of “stunna shades” and a mesh pinnie. I have written countless times about how much I hate “broture,” and after walking a mile (or three) in their shoes, I still don’t understand why it’s a trend around college campuses. Even though I don’t understand why someone would wear that everyday, it was fun to experience someone else’s style, and the perks that come along with it. While I was enjoying Halloween festivities, some other partygoers encouraged me to do a keg stand. Normally, I can’t do them to save my life, but that night, I held the record for the longest keg stand at the party. I’m not saying it was the costume, but having everyone cheer me on because I dressed the part of a keg stand champion definitely helped my record. Try to walk around as someone completely opposite from you, and you’ll be surprised at what you find about yourself and how others perceive you.