Cleavage, six packs, six inch heels, French maids, and mummies; Halloween as we get older has gone from filling up pillow cases with candy and dressing like princesses and superheroes, to now a free pass for letting your inner sinner out for a day.
“All Saints Day”, or what we know it as “Halloween”, originated in the Catholic Church in 5th century BC in Celtic Ireland. What was originally a holiday to honor and observe saints later became a day to run wild around the block with one goal in mind: to get candy, lots of candy.
As we get older the treats that we trick for have gone from chocolate covered anything, to lusty sensual eye candy that you might not want to bring home to the parents for safe inspection.
Whether it is the quiet, shy girl who sits in the front row in all her classes, who barely shows any skin, or the party guy who’s presence is always known, for the day she is a sexy schoolgirl, shirt half unbuttoned, with high heel boots and a plaid skirt, and he is a priest wearing nothing but boxer shorts and flip flops under his gown.
Costumes today and people’s interpretation of their chosen character are endless. With unlimited censorship, they are almost always portrayed in a risqué fashion.
SLCC freshmen Brysen Partridge said, “I love Halloween more than any other holiday. It’s the one time a year I can pretty much wear whatever I want and act however I choose, and have little or no chance of getting slapped for my actions.”
Last year Partridge was Santa Clause for Halloween and explained, “I had all sorts of girls telling me that they were naughty and wanting to sit on my lap. The costume was a blast and is going to be hard to top this year.”
Nursing student Jenny Stephens, who spends most of her time in scrubs, plans on being a “naughty nurse” for Halloween. “Far from what actual nurses wear in a hospital, I will be wearing a nurse outfit that will be sure to turn some heads,” she said.
For a holiday that comes 10 months and 31 days into the year, the day is long lived until the late hours of the night and possibly early the next morning. It is a holiday that is enjoyed by people of all ages and those who choose whether or not to dress up.
Whether the intentions are to get mass amounts of candy or push your costume to the limits of either horror or sex appeal, classy and creative is the key. Choose the appropriate place to wear those questionable accessories, or lack thereof in some cases.
Regardless of a free pass day to be or wear whatever you want, a costume is something that chose to fit a personality or alter ego. What might be fun for a night could possible leave someone with memories that haunt them for years to come.