Halloween is to single girls what Valentine's Day is to non-single girls. Both holidays call for sexy outfits and exposed lingerie in hopes of impressing a dude. (Or dudes.) Everyone believes that Halloween is the one night a year where it is socially acceptable for girls to traipse around in slutty outfits. But isn't that what Vegas is for? Besides, single girls know that Halloween is really an excuse for guys to wear make-up. (It's true, we know guys developed an appreciation for eyeliner application after using it on their Jack Sparrow costumes last year.)
With this carte blanche for public indecency, leave it to single girls to figure out a way to create all kinds of "sexy whatever" costumes. We've seen the sexy pirate, sexy pilot, sexy angel, sexy bumblebee, sexy Marie Antoinette, sexy Harry Potter - hell, I've even seen a sexy Freddy Krueger outfit. (Halloween actually originated as a Celtic holiday where it is believed that costumes and masks were worn to ward off evil spirits. Hence, a Freddy Krueger Halloween costume is totally appropriate, although the effectiveness of "scaring" an evil spirit with a slutty Krueger outfit is questionable. Unless the evil spirit were gay.) In light of this year's current events, I wouldn't be surprised to run across a sexy Balloon Boy or sexy Max from Where the Wild Things Are.
Single girls have loved dressing up for Halloween ever since we were fairy princesses in kindergarten. Even when we were five years old, before we even knew what role playing was (just grown-up speak for "using your imagination"), we knew how thrilling role playing could be. (Go away, Pedo Bear, I didn't mean it like that.)
When we put on that "sexy whatever" costume, we become this "sexy whatever." We adopt opinions and behaviors of our "sexy whatevers" because you expect it and we can actually get away with it. Are you a sexy UPS driver? Do you have a package for me? Are you a sexy police officer? Hands up where I can see 'em, and spread your legs! Are you a sexy referee? Personal foul! Tight end! Are you a sexy witch? [insert inappropriate remark about riding "broomsticks" here] Are you a sexy devil? Well...aren't we all?
Single girls are no stranger to costumes or role playing. (After all, isn't dating a giant metaphor for role playing?) Some of us have a Wonder Woman costume and/or nurse outfit hanging in our closets (next to the trenchcoat, of course). But on Halloween, we go ALL OUT. Tricks or treats, anyone?