Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Highway

Someone posted a comment recently on facebook regarding the "shennanigans" that take place around Halloween, and a reply followed that said "Halloween is for kids to dress up and collect candy. Period." That's like saying the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is only for bikers.  But, as anyone who attends the rally knows, there are a lot of non-bikers dressing up (or down as the case may be) for an event that comes around only once a year.  It's the same thing for many adults on Halloween.  A chance to be someone or some THING different for a change.  Like a pirate, zombie, witch, vampire or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.  Or a sexy pirate, sexy zombie, sexy witch, sexy vampire, or sexy Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.  Are you seeing a trend here?  When did it become the rule, rather than the exception, for women to see who can come up with the sexiest costume?  Not that I'm complaining, but it sure seems there have been a lot more women in recent years dressing in very skimpy or suggestive costumes.  And I'm ok with that, IF they don't go too far, and don't try to wear something that...well...umm...doesn't quite fit their body type, if you know what I mean.  What I'm not ok with is the guys that DO go too far when they waer costumes depicting various exaggerated body parts.  I really don't want to see that lumbering down the street at 11 o'clock at night.  Although, the 7 year old boy inside me does let out a snicker or two occasionally.

Being the curious person that I am (and it hasn't killed me yet) I ran a Google search for the most popular current Halloween costumes.  Here they are in no particular order:

Lady Gaga.
Snookie. (Snookie? Really?)
Charlie Sheen.

It's good to see pirates, zombies and vampires still on the list.  There's something to be said for tradition. Most likely the reason they are still so popular is because they can be male or female, and the variations are limitless.  

On a side note - One thing I look forward to every year is a visit from my friendas at the local newspaper.  They come up with the craziest, most clever and outlandish costumes ever!  And they did not disappoint this year:
And, one final thing - A trubute to some of the worst costumes ever...courtesy of our friends at :

                                                Not good.  Do not attempt these.  Please.