Despite the frigid temperatures, some women will inevitably be
taking it off this weekend.
Every year women brave the cold in the smallest, most suggestive
costumes that they can find. Taking a look around this weekend will
likely prove a vast array of French maids, sexy schoolgirls and
different variations of prostitutes.
“(My costume is) a little shorter than I’d normally wear but
it’s not slutty; a lot of my friends are going slutty, though,”
said Sarah Rasmus, a senior social work student.
Doctor John’s Adult Novelty and Lingerie Boutique, 225 N.
College Ave., has generally 35 percent more business this time of
year. The store offers a variety of provocative costumes ranging
from naughty nuns and doctors to an Eve costume that includes only
a G-string, bra and hairpiece. The most popular costume this year
has been an outfit that includes a tight-fitting, short white dress
and doctor accessories.
“Seventy-five percent of (the costumes) I wouldn’t wear in
public and a lot of them you wouldn’t be let into a bar in,” said
Donna Elliot, manager of Doctor John’s.
In the more traditional costume shops the sexy costumes are
still readily available but with a little more material than you
will find at Dr. John’s.
Life of The Party, 137 S. College Ave., has an assortment of
different costumes. About 80 percent of the women who go into the
shop are looking for something sexy or revealing, said Robyn
Mascalino, manager of Life of the Party. This year the sexy pirate
costume has been the most popular, followed by the sultry
The most popular male costume this year at Life of the Party is
a giant chicken costume, Mascalino said.
“There has been no girl gorilla’s or chicken’s this year,”
Kristen Trull, a senior psychology major, said Halloween is more
about getting to be something you’re not.
“It is just a time that you can (wear revealing clothing) —
without necessarily being portrayed as slutty,” Trull said.