Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Why can't women find sexy costumes?

I suppose there is nothing new in inappropriately sexy costumes for women. This video from CollegeHumor, though, does a great sendup of the trend. And this post describes a new set of Marvel-branded Halloween costumes, where someone felt it was necessary to make inaccurate costumes of Marvel characters to make them sexy. Really. They couldn't find sexy enough costumes in the comics as they were. It somehow made sense to pay a designer to change the designs.

We were in a Jo-Ann Fabrics store this weekend, and they had costume patterns on the shelf. One of them was a set of women's costumes from The Wizard of Oz. All sexed up. Really.

Probably it's just survival for the costume companies. Costumes like those should be in demand year round.


  1. These links never take me to the video clip, just the college humor web site, where I can't find the clip you reference. And then my iPod tends to freeze up.

  2. Huh, I'm using the link recommended by the college humor site, http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1715915

    and it works for me on Internet Explorer and on Chrome. Maybe the page is too complex for your pod?

  3. Yep, I think what happens is that the iPod automatically gets redirected to the Mobile site, which breaks the link. Must be coded into the Safari browser on the pod. Annoying.

    [rebrawn--which since I just got through watching clips of Street Fighter, the Later Years, seems quite appropriate]

  4. That video is hilarious! And those sexy Wizard of Oz costumes are sorta creepy....

  5. Perhaps I'll make 'hilarious and creepy' the new tag line for the blog.