I think that Marvel and DC has some series that I’ve never heard of called Sexy Robin and Sexy Batgirl and Sexy Iron Man 2 and Sexy Thor and also the spinoff Sexy V for Vendetta because otherwise – what the hell is going on here? Is there some series designed to sell Sexy Superhero Halloween Costumes (and I ask because there is now that Ame-comi series which started out as sexy superhero costumes and now … getting off track).
Work has brought me into the world of Halloween superhero costumes with all of the neat kid’s costumes with fake muscles, the teen costumes made to scare people and then the adult costumes where they are pretty much poorly made dresses that usually are attached to some property – especially ones where it makes no sense. The sexy V for Vendetta costume has no mask. It shows the wearer is female with that cleavage window – I mean how does that make sense?
I don’t get why there needs to be this “sexy” Halloween costume craze that has been going on. If you want a costume to be sexy make something empowering! A high cut skirt and cleavage doesn’t really work for most superheroes - this comic by Aaron Diaz gets into why. Plus it adds this idea that women who aren’t tarted up aren’t sexy? That is totally wrong! Women who are empowered and strong and intelligent no matter what they wear – those are the sexy ones. The women who have dreams and hopes and ambitions – those are sexy heroes – and it goes for the real world. And while I say all of this, I don’t want to force my opinion on any women because they have the right to wear what they want – but costume industry please don’t just add cleavage and a skirt to make it a sexy Halloween superhero costume. Do it with some class Ming Doyle (or Betty Felon) style.
We can make awesome costumes for less that are empowering to everyone so why not put some care into the costumes that you make Halloween costume companies?