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feminized for halloween

Feminized for halloween

Image courtesy of Taya Nabuurs

Image courtesy of Taya Nabuurs
Image courtesy of Taya Nabuurs

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, because for one night every year, you have the ability to transform into anyone or anything you want to be; the options are endless.
Image courtesy of Taya Nabuurs
However, the past few years I’ve become increasingly frustrated with the options that are marketed for women. Walk into any Halloween costume store and you’ll find characters of all sorts, usually with one costume design for males and another for females. Unfortunately, the female options seemed to be a bit more limited.
My issue is in the lack of other options and the lack of female representation in more gender-neutral, less revealing costumes. I cringe to think of little girls walking through Halloween stores and seeing themselves represented only in the extremely revealing gendered costumes, with no pictures on the costume packaging of females wearing police uniforms that actually resemble the type of police officer they might want to be when they grow up.
By: Taya Nabuurs

The feminization of Halloween costumes is not in itself what I have a problem with; it’s the lack of alternative options. I, for example, am going as the Tin (wo)Man for Halloween as part of a Wizard of Oz group costume, because I thought it would be a fun take on the character. That’s perfectly fine, and you should be free to get creative with your costumes in whatever way you see fit. Being comfortable and confident is what you should aim for, no matter how that looks for you.

The Hyper-Feminization of Halloween Costumes By: Taya Nabuurs Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, because for one night every year, you have the ability to transform into anyone or