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When I was a teen I decided to dress up
like a ‘hippie’ for Halloween — I put on
a tube top, a string of beads and a pair of drawstring pants made out of some
gauze-like fabric, as hippies do. I remember my mom saying to me that she
thought the pants were a little too sheer because in direct sunlight at the
right angle with mild x-ray vision, you could almost see the faint outline of my
underwear. Because back then it was too risqué to even say "panties."
Do a search for "teen girl costumes" these
days and you’ll come up with a lineup that makes my teen costume look like normal
church attire. I can’t count the number of sexy witches and naughty "career" outfits available. (In contrast, do a search for ‘Teen Boy Costumes’ and there
are none that are close to scandalous, not a Magic Mike or Hunky Cowboy in the
mix.) Here are some of the worst costumes for teen girls I found that are
making me nostalgic for my hippie pants.
I want to make a citizen’s arrest of whoever
decided to bring the ‘Sexy Cops’ trend upon our teen girls. This tribute to law
enforcement starts off with “With an air of sizzling authority…” and ends with,
“…you can kick it up a notch with the footless fishnet tights and handcuffs!” But
why stop there? Slather on the cherry ChapStick, crank up the One Direction and go
get yourself a fake ID!
Excuse me, captain, but it looks like you
forgot your pants. I wonder what a real female firefighter would think of this
infant’s onesie-turned-Halloween costume? Even though this one promises your
teen that she’ll “be smokin’” I’m thinking it just needs to be extinguished.
Who thought it was a good idea to hoist
this sexy costume cliché on underage girls? Plus, we all know teens hate to
clean so we should forbid this blatant example of false advertising. This
costume promises that your teen will “turn heads when she walks in with her
friends to a Halloween party,” but this is mainly because they’ve never seen a feather
duster before. (Which is not included, by the way. But don’t worry — that sexy
little garter is!)
The naughty nurse costume, once the
mainstay of those adults-only Halloween parties fueled by Jell-o shots and bad
casseroles (not that I know anyone who attended those) is now being sold to
teen girls. This getup guarantees to “cause your temperature to rise” and comes
complete with garters and leather gloves, which we all know is essential to
providing professional health care. (It does not come with the giant hypodermic
needle though — you’ll have to raid your parents’ medicine cabinet for that