Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday Poll


Do I HAVE to go on a long rant about sexy/slutty Halloween costumes again? I thought  my ire for slutty costumes for any holiday had spread far and wide and no one would be dressed up as a sexy Big Bird this year.  I guess my message didn't get out to the masses.  Now there is nothing wrong with some sexy Halloween costumes, but making a costume that isn't remotely sexy like Big Bird, into a sexy Big Bird, well...that's just silly!  But since I an not Queen of the world and I cannot control what people wear...yet....May I ask that if you do decide to wear a sexy Halloween costume you follow a few simple suggestions?

1) First and foremost. Children should not be a sexy anything!  That means no sexy costumes for kids ever! Granted you can't control what a teenager is going to wear but for the love of all that is unholy, no children in Slave Leia costumes or Sexy Gangsters. I saw a little girl probably about 4 or 5 years old in a Slave Leia costume at Star Wars Celebration VI and I seriously wanted eye bleach and brain bleach to forget I ever saw that.

Speaking of eye bleach...

2) Are you wearing a costume you would be embarrassed to have your boss or mother see you in?  Let's just put it this way.  Friend went as a Naughty Nurse (A totally acceptable sexy costume in my opinion) for Halloween. Went downtown to a few clubs.  Ran into a managing partner (who was in black tie for a masquerade ball) while walking from one club to another and she was mortified...and felt that the managing partner never looked at her the same way after that. And Know your venue! In this case it was a mom at Darthypie's Day Care Costume Parade.  This mom of one of the kids decided to dress as a "sexy devil" (another acceptable sexy costume in my opinion) for the parade...well, let's just say that some kids had the talk with their parents about birds and bees and everything in between after that parade.

3) Does the world need to have a sexy costume out of something that is genderless or not sexy in the first place?  For example, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie, A Real Estate Agent, A Plumber, etc. Shall I show you some disturbing examples?  Yes. Yes I shall.
What has been seen cannot be unseen!
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Sexy Corn?  Really?
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Plumber's crack...Nice.
image courtesy of zoogstercostumes.com
Why?
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2 different Big Bird Costumes.  The one on the left isn't all that bad, really.
image courtesy of yandy.com

Now don't get me wrong. These women have amazing bodies but let's be honest, the world does not need a sexy Bert and Ernie. It doesn't. It really does not!

4) Before you think you are being clever, are you making fun of someone else's race or ethnicity with your sexy costume?  Unless you are living under a rock, you know about the movement to stop dressing as ethnic stereotypes for Halloween "We're a Culture NOT a Costume" campaign has been discussed so much I don't feel like I need to discuss it here. But this link to a CNN story about it should get you up to speed if you have been living under a rock.
That surprised look is the best worst thing about this picture
image courtesy of halloweenandcostumes.com
Chinese Silk pattern and a pink petticoat under the micro Kimono? Mixed cultures FTW! 
image courtesy of odgirl.com
Is she directing traffic or trying to ward off an angry mob of people?
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Somewhere a Native American is standing in a field looking into the sunset while a single tear runs down his cheek
image courtesy of http://popularcharactercostumes.blogspot.com
Your EVERYTHING is showing
image courtesy of http://popularcharactercostumes.blogspot.com

5) Have Fun, but not because this is the one time of year you can show your goods!  If you were a Cos-Player you could show your goods all year long at various conventions and meet-ups.  And there will be others like you that like to dress up and they will not give you the "side eye" when you walk in dressed like this:
Sexy Slave Leia = YES!
image courtesy of buystarwarscostumes.com
But they might, if you dress like this:
Sexy Chewbacca = ARUUGHUUUUGH!
image courtesy of yandy.com
On To The Poll!

1.  Blush Of The Day? - Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Petale. A nice and easy stand by blush fir when I have no idea what to do with my makeup.

2.  What is your favorite feature on your face? - My Eyes. At least Mr. Sith says he likes them.  Plus it's where I can put on Taupe eyeshadow!

3.  What is a piece of advice you would give to your past self about makeup? - Steer clear of cheap bronzers and self tanners. You look like an Oompa Loompah.

4.  What is your least favorite feature on your face? - My skin...obviously.  Followed by my nose.

5.  Say a monkey broke into your house and started going through your makeup.  What one item would make you go Ape SH*T if he stole it? - My Shu Uemura ME Silver 945!

13 comments:

  1. Sexy Bert and Ernie?

    ... there just are no words.

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  2. Plus, isn't Halloween supposed to be scary? Why should scary be sexy???

    1. Blush Of The Day? - none, I'm having a general shitty day and my skin decided to join by looking like crap. I have currently nothing on but a ton of moisturizer and 3 huge spots. And don't even start me on the dark circles.

    2. What is your favorite feature on your face? - ze navy blue eyes. And quite a good bone structure.

    3. What is a piece of advice you would give to your past self about makeup? - Pale foundations are often pink, but you're not: stay away.

    4. What is your least favorite feature on your face? - the blackheads on my t zone

    5. Say a monkey broke into your house and started going through your makeup. What one item would make you go Ape SH*T if he stole it? -
    Anything that's limited edition with sentimental value. Like Nuance mineralize blush by Mac. I don't wear it much but I love it for various reasons.

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  3. Haha, I love the Bert & Ernie costumes! :-D And sexy Leia isn't too bad either. But I still think Halloween should be about scary costumes, though, not showing off your vayayay.


    1. Blush Of The Day? - No blush today! I'm actually wearing very little make-up today, just foundation. But I have my reasons.

    2. What is your favorite feature on your face? - My eyes. Not at the moment, though, because I had to undergo surgery so I look like I got seriously beat up by...err... a group of sexy Bert & Ernies? :-(

    3. What is a piece of advice you would give to your past self about makeup? - Take off your black eyeliner and black eyeshadow before going to bed, you stupid stubborn teen! You should be happy you never got an eye infection.

    4. What is your least favorite feature on your face? - My nose (too prominent), my eyebrows (too wild and stubborn) and some days also my skin (pores like mooncraters).

    5. Say a monkey broke into your house and started going through your makeup. What one item would make you go Ape SH*T if he stole it? - My beauty blender. STEP AWAY FROM THE EGG, MONKEY!

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  4. I never would think of PBS as sexy, so thinking about Big Bird costumes and Bert and Ernie is just plain creepy. Yet, being a post-grad I have seen some costumes I just can't ever forget. There has been many-a-scandal over the whole cosplay "sexy costume" thing where women who dress in next-to-nothings end up suing Darth Vader and Ash Ketchum for sexual harassment. Yikes!

    1. Blush Of The Day? Blush of my year, Josie Maran argan oil blush stick in pink petal. It makes my skin so soft and blends so well!

    2. What is your favorite feature on your face? My eyelashes. They're blonde, so when I'm not wearing makeup it looks like I don't have any. Add mascara and BAM!
    They're long and luscious and I love them!

    3. What is a piece of advice you would give to your past self about makeup? - Cheap products contain cheap ingredients, so choose wisely. Liquids that are not your same face shade do not belong on your entire face (insert Oompah Loompah comment, yes)

    4. What is your least favorite feature on your face? My under eye lids. Sometimes they just look dark without makeup. I'm thankful for my concealer, thats for sure!

    5. Say a monkey broke into your house and started going through your makeup. What one item would make you go Ape SH*T if he stole it? Any of my nail polishes! GASP!

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  5. I'm a Halloween "purist"; costumes should be *scary*! I, for one, am sick of seeing "cute", "sexy", anything-but-scary costumes. The whole idea behind Halloween is to be SCARY!!!

    1. I don't really wear blush, so none at the moment. I'll probably throw on tarte Adventurous later this evening, as I'm going out.

    2. Eyes; I have very dark brown eyes, with a grey ring around the iris. I also have a very light complexion, so the contrast is striking.

    3. I would have stopped using parabens & talc on a regular basis long ago. I still use products containing these ingredients on occasion, like when I need a full-coverage foundation, but my skincare routine has been purged of any items containing these ingredients, as has my "everyday" makeup routine. I've also learned that just because a foundation is expensive, it doesn't mean it doesn't contain the same "bad" ingredients as the cheap stuff.

    4. My lips could be fuller, and my pores smaller. I've come to accept my nose, for it gives my face "character".

    5. My UD Black palette; I don't use it on a regular basis, but it sure is pretty to look at!

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  6. I agree, a sexy Chewie has no place in this galaxy. He is sexy enough as is!

    1. Blush Of The Day? - bareMinerals I.D. in Fresh, a bright gilded peach-- we're having a rare 70+ degree October day in Buffalo, and I want to milk it for all it's worth.

    2. What is your favorite feature on your face? - My lips. As I began wearing lip balm at all times when I was twelve, they don't look appreciably different 30-something years later.

    3. What is a piece of advice you would give to your past self about makeup? - Let that gorgeous skin shine through your foundation now, while you have a chance!

    4. What is your least favorite feature on your face? - My chin, which is sensitive, and furthermore needs a little electrolysis that it can't afford.

    5. Say a monkey broke into your house and started going through your makeup. What one item would make you go Ape SH*T if he stole it? - My last nub of the discontinued Candied Clove lip pencil from Avon. If i had stocked up more of them!!!

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  7. All I am thinking about the sesame costumes is I sincerely hope that the Sesame Street workshop is getting some $$ for the licensing. that is just a poor choice any way you look at it. and have you seen the Obama masks? Don't get me started on those or Britney Spears niece dressing like her aunt. Ugh!

    1. Blush Of The Day? - none yet

    2. What is your favorite feature on your face? -Eyebrows. Took me forever to learn how to tame and appreciate them, but I have saved a lot by not needing filler or pencils.

    3. What is a piece of advice you would give to your past self about makeup? SUNSCREEN, woman! every single day. and have fun piling it on while you are job-free with young skin.

    4. What is your least favorite feature on your face? my pathetically thinning eyelashes. I swear, aging is killing my lashes! and my teenager has these gorgeous looks-like-they-are-false perfect dark lush and curly lashes which he doesn't appreciate and actually trims with nail scissors!!!

    5. Monkey better lay off my Estee Lauder nail polish collection! went to a lot of trouble to acquire some of these rare beauties!

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  8. I'm totally with you with the sexy costume in the workplace, last year one of my colleague came as cat women (like all stretchy pleather!) I just look at her and couldn't stop myself to ask her if it was appropriate as for work attire, right in front of her boss, of course she turn red and with a smile ask me back if I like it and my respond was "well your cat costume lack some fur ...." her boss was just laughing, he couldn't stop!

    1. Blush Of The Day? MAC magenta
    2. What is your favorite feature on your face? eyes, nose and my ears
    3. What is a piece of advice you would give to your past self about makeup? sunscreen is a good one and to harsh eyeshadows
    4. What is your least favorite feature on your face? my skin (I have acnee too) and teeth
    5. Say a monkey broke into your house and started going through your makeup. What one item would make you go Ape SH*T if he stole it? My LMdB kaleidoscope those cost me a fortune!

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  9. Well, I remembered Mean Girls movie and their costumes; here in Mexico you don't see a lot of costumes, but I understand your anger about the situations you said.

    1. Blush Of The Day? - I don't use blush.

    2. What is your favorite feature on your face? - My eyes, because of my eyelashes I always get compliments about them.

    3. What is a piece of advice you would give to your past self about makeup? - Love your skin colour is very unique and you don't need to change it.

    4. What is your least favorite feature on your face? - My skin because of the dark spots and the oil.

    5. Say a monkey broke into your house and started going through your makeup. What one item would make you go Ape SH*T if he stole it? - In fact right now I don't have anything special or expensive, but I still get angry because I'm in a low money period.

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  10. Thank you! I'm so sick of seeing all the "sexy" anything costumes. Seriously? Sexy crayon? Ridiculous. If you want to dress in next-to-nothing, just dress in next-to-nothing. I have nothing against that, but a sexy Bert? LOOK AT YOUR LIFE, LOOK AT YOUR CHOICES!

    1. Blush of the day? - I'm not actually wearing any makeup right now. I've been into ELF's Tickled Pink, though.
    2. Favorite feature? - My lips. Just think they're cool.
    3. Advice to past self? - Don't spend so much on it, it's not going to make the guy think you're more feminine.
    4. Least favorite feature? - My chin. It's not very chin-y.
    5. Reasons for monkey death? - Benefit They're Real mascara. I don't use it as often as I should, but dang do I love the way it looks.

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  11. Sexy Bert and Ernie? Sexy CORN? Good grief. There's actually a really hilarious video about sexy costumes on youtube but I'm not sure the link would be okay to post here. Search for "Girl's Costume Warehouse" and it'll be the first link. If you're from NJ or that area it's even funnier.

    1. Blush: Chanel Rose Initiale
    2. Fave feature: My eyes, I think, possibly my eyebrows.
    3. Advice: Try actually wearing makeup. It won't hurt and you won't be relearning it all later.
    4. Least favorite: My teeth, honestly. They're all stained and ugly and I hate smiling because I'm self-conscious about it. Need to ask my dentist about bleaching.
    5. Monkey makeup: Anything by Burberry, especially my Peony blush!

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  12. Hahaha this post was so awesome in SO many ways. I laughed out loud when I saw the sexy corn. Some people man...

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  13. I admit, I can't say I've seen people dressed like that on Halloween. But where I live, by mid-October it's usually snowing, so maybe that's why :)

    1. Blush: Don't wear makeup usually, but when I do I like Thong by Meow Cosmetics. Stupid name, beautiful color.
    2. Favorite: My lashes. I don't need to wear mascara.
    3. Advice: Stay away from pro-active! In two weeks, it gave me massive sores on my cheeks, where I have never had acne. Now my acne is cleared up (since I quit wearing anything with fragrances in it), but I still have those wonderful crater scars from pro-active.
    4. Least Favorite: My teeth. Long story short, I'll have dentures before I'm 40.
    5. Monkey: My sunscreen! It took forever to find a sunscreen that didn't give me a rash. Alba Botanica fragrance free mineral sunscreen.

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