Post-Halloween Monday: Christmas for Creepers   5 comments


In the movie Mean Girls, or as some know it “the approach to the board before Lindsay Lohan’s dive into the deep end of drugs and dating girls that look more like guys than I do”, Lohan’s character describes Halloween as “the one night a year where girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls say anything about it.” In reality, yes, Halloween is very much that type of night. A day before or a day after, including walks of shame the next morning, if a girl were to be seen walking down the street dressed like J-Woww from “Jersey Shore” she would be referred to by her fellow females as a hooker. However, on Halloween night, their friends and complete strangers are there to say “your boobs look awesome with only that piece of duct tape covering them up” or “Gaga would seriously be jealous of how your ass looks in those tights and thong right now.”

The one point Lohan misses, however, is that GUYS will talk plenty about girls and what they are wearing. To clarify, I do mean ALL GUYS, including the ones that don’t see you in person on Halloween night but that you are friends with on Facebook because you went to the same summer camp twelve years ago and they managed to find you on the site. With the rise of popularity of social networks, the Monday after Halloween has become something of a Christmas Day for creeps checking out girls on Facebook. Sidenote – for those who have seen St. Elmo’s Fire, could you imagine what Kirby (Emilio Estavez) would have been capable of if he had Facebook at his fingertips?

As girls come to out of hangover induced comas and blurs, they post their pictures of themselves and friends dressed as “sexy” versions of just about every late 80’s to mid 90’s female cartoon character or generic occupation/feline animal (construction worker, cop, tiger, lion, housecat, black cat, etc). With each picture post, there are guys chomping at the bit to get a glimpse of the girl they went to elementary school with and somehow managed to find and friend donning a Strawberry Shortcake outfit – tied together by a pair of bright green fishnets – on Facebook. I unfortunately witnessed this for myself yesterday while in the computer lab at school. There is nothing like sitting down to print out an article while the guy next to you sings, “Hey there little red riding hood, you sure are lookin’ good…” while checking out a girl dressed as something that involved a red hooded cape and black underwear. The moment that really sealed the deal on my future daughters not leaving the house on Halloween from years twelve through forty dressed as anything other than real-life nuns was when two guys that resembled Bulk and Skull (pictured above) from the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers show three computers down traded comments about how lucky a couple of gals were that the two of them “weren’t at the party to make Gaga gag” and “give Minnie what Mickey can’t” (although that one did actually made me laugh).

I am in no way advocating a change to Halloween traditions and costumes. By all means, continue to dress up the way you have and let yourself go crazy one night a year as you have probably earned it. Actually, while you’re out there, introduce yourselves to my single friends (you’re welcome, guys). Just be aware of and stop “friending” guys you haven’t talked to in years or don’t even know because they are probably in a dark corner of their mom’s basement looking at a picture of you as Tinkerbell from two years ago.

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5 responses to “Post-Halloween Monday: Christmas for Creepers

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  1. Re: Xmas for Creepers…I love this…..outstanding….funny & scary (because it’s sooooo true) all at the same time…..I wanted to submit a ‘Vote’ but I can’t figure out how…..let me know how & I will…..

  2. LOVE. I’ve taken to boycotting the traditional chick costumes in favor of cleverness, toughness, or just goofiness. Last year- Sara Conner from T2, this year- full gorilla costume (scared the crap out of a few kids… and a dog). I’m so sick of seeing new profile pictures on Facebook the day after Halloween of girls dressed like hookers (however indirectly), as if they’re proud.

  3. Kelly, I will agree with you to a certain point. I do enjoy a great costume idea BUT now that I’m married and strip clubs and hookers are out of the question, it is nice to see some flesh on one night out of the year.

  4. And I can respect that… as a guy, I’m sure it’s nice to be able to look every once in awhile. But as a 28 year old woman (weird… can’t really call myself a “girl” anymore), it seems like if I need an excuse to dress like a hooker, something has gone wrong. I shouldn’t be wanting to dress like a hooker at all LOL. If I want to show a little “flesh”, I can do that going out to the bars any night of the week, I don’t need an excuse to do it. It’s the girls who have zero confidence that need that excuse. Also, I really had nothing to do this Halloween- hubby was working late, friends all have little kids (and I mean little… newborns), so I was at the house with 1 friend, drinking beer and answering the door for trick or treaters. How bad would that be to answer the door to a 3 year old girl dressed as a princess with her parents (my neighbors), dressed as, say, sexy Alice in Wonderland? I think the gorilla was a wise choice, given my age, neighborhood, and activities for the night.

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