Over the past couple of years, we’ve talked about Halloween a lot here, perhaps more than usual for a weblog. However, what hasn’t really been covered is how NOT to crossdress for Halloween.
In my time, I’ve seen some very well done male-to-female costumes. However, for every well put together ensemble, there have been numerous bad decisions.
If you came across this article from Google, please be advised that your idea of wearing your girlfriend’s mini skirt, a $2 wal-mart wig and a t-shirt with over-inflated balloons underneath is not a ‘funny’ costume.
Oh sure, you’ll get attention, but is attention really that difficult to come by on October 31st? No, I say to you, it is not. Use this as your opportunity to display some creativity.
Yes, I know that the image of a bearded-man wearing a long blonde wig that looks like it was ripped off the end of a broom handle paired with the clown-like application of blue eyeshadow, red lipstick and pink blush made your entire frat house laugh so hard that beer came shooting out of their noses.
To the rest of the world, your joke comes off as stale and un-original, so please just spare us from your “humor”.
If you really do want to dress as a woman in public but are afraid of what people will think of you, don’t. Halloween is the one day during which you will not be judged. You’d look much better if you bought a Disney princess costume than if you wore the above outfit. You’ll probably get more candy, too.
So this All Hallow’s Eve do yourself and the rest of us a favor and leave the exaggerated quasi-drag queen look at home. And be safe out there Trick-or-Treating!!