It’s become something of an annual tradition at Hollywood Gothique: picking out favorite sexy Halloween costumes for women. And who are we to stand in the way of tradition? So here we go again, with a new list of hot Halloween attire. In the past we preferred costumes with some connection to the origins of [...]
The Halloween season is rapidly approaching, and people are planning what to wear when October 31 rolls around. For some reason (as if I can’t imagine), many visitors (or should that read “many men”?) are finding their way to Hollywood Gothique through Internet searches for “Playboy Costumes.” Normally, we like to keep our Halloween traditional (witches, vampires, bats, and all that), but bowing to the old adage that advises you to give costumers what they want, we present our list of Top Ten Playboy Bunny Costumes. I know, I know – how many variations can there be on the old Bunny-waitress outfit? Quite a few, it turns out, as you will see by perusing the costumes listed below the fold…
Sex sells, so it should be no surprise that last year’s post “Good Girls Gone Bad: 13 Sexy Costumes for Women” is one of the most popular ever on this website, and yet I am surprised at what a perennial it is. Part of the point (made in a New York Times article the post referenced) was that women enjoy the annual opportunity to step outside their normal persona and indulge their inner vixen without fear of societal disapproval, because the Halloween season grants a certain carte blanche. Why, then, does this particular post draw viewers year-round? I suspect it’s men fantasizing about what they can get their girlfriends to wear next October, or boys fantasizing about having girlfriends, but whatever the case, with interest in Halloween steadily growing (even though it’s only summer), we have decided to take pity on all those desperately hopeful young men by offering up another collection of 13 Sexy Costumes for Women.
The New York Times has posted an article on the rise of risque Halloween costumes for women. The central thesis is that Halloween offers an opportunity for “Good Girls” to dress bad for a day without risking any social consequences. The aritcle quotes a mildly disapproving Dr. Adie Nelson, who wrote an article about gender stereotype [...]
There is some kind of unwritten law that, every year, there must be at least one article lamenting that there are too many sexually suggestive costumes for young girls. Here is this year’s edition, courtesy of CBCNews.ca.
The trend toward skimpier, sexier Halloween costumes for young girls is raising concern among members of a children’s advocacy [...]
The Canadian Press notes that old, abandoned prisons make the perfect setting for a Halloween haunt. Someone did something similar a few years ago at the jail in downtown Los Angeles, and the Altadena Sheriff’s Station had an annual “Haunted Jail,” although it appears not to be operating this year.
The Wall Street Journal offers eight [...]
Worried about letting your kids run lose on Halloween night? This article points to some new products that will improve safety, such as fiber optic costumes that are easy to see in the dark and a hand-held tracking device that allows you to keep tabs on trick-or-treaters even if they scurry out of sight.
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Despite the economic recession, American are spending more than ever on Halloween, according to this article. The Business Journal follows up with an article predicting a boost in Halloween spending because more people say they intend to celebrate this year. Cincinnati.com comes to similar conclusions here.
Church in Northhampton launched a crusade to commemorate heroes rather [...]
Press Release Newswire posted this list of Top Ten Halloween Costumes, according to the Haloween Adventures Superstore.
Barack Obama & John McCain (tie)
All of them are available in our store. Just click on the one you want.
Amzon.com is offering a discount deal on early purchase of Halloween costumes. From now through September 30, when you spend $50 or more (with select merchants), you get $10 and free shipping.
CLICK HERE to go to the page for this promotion, where you will find links for hundreds of costumes in dozens of categories: Men, Women, Boys, [...]
The Kansas City Star has a helpful article warning about the dangers of costume contact lenses. According to reporter Paul Wenske, all contact lenses – even decorative ones that do not correct eye problems – require a prescription; businesses that sell them without a prescription (often at beauty solons and flea markets) are violating the [...]
KRISTIV.COM – a local station in Corpus Christi, Texas - has a post titled “Sexy Halloween costuems cause concern for kids.”
Our first clue that something is amisss is the bad vocabulary. Despite the headline, nothing in Roxanne Carrillo’s article gives evidence of kids are in any way concerned about anything; actually, the focus is on parental [...]
BuddyTV.Com has an article (basically a glorified press release) about a new line of costumes: AnniesCostumes.com, one of biggest online costume retailers, has added sexy Playboy Halloween costumes into its naughty Halloween costume line, with The Girls Next Door stars Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson modeling some of the apparel.