Halloween, time to pull out my pirate hooker outfit!

The temperature is getting colder, decorations are favoring orange and black color schemes and the smell of Jolly Ranchers is in the air.  Yes, Halloween is upon us.  I’ve been indifferent towards Halloween ever since I felt like I was too old to wear a costume.  I guess I’m technically not to old.  I see all kinds of mild-age woman dressing up usually in something rather skimpy.  Which raises an interesting question: Do prostitutes dress up as modest, house wifes on Halloween?

Before college, I always heard people make jokes about skimpy, hookerish costumes that women wore.  I simply didn’t believe it because I never saw anyone wearing costumes fitting this description.  Maybe, because I grew up in a small town.  When I moved to a bigger city, for college, it seemed like all the girls wore very revealing costumes.  I don’t understand why this is…  I also have to wonder who the first person was to do it.  Were two women sitting next to each other, “I bought the kids their Halloween costumes.”
“I think I’m going to dress up as pirate hooker.”
“…..oh….I’ve always wanted to!  I will too!”  I’m assuming the costumes weren’t like this in fifties.  Were there ever skimpy costumes on Leave it to Beaver?  I’ve never watched it, but I imagine not.  So, when did the skimpy costumes come about?  I’m guessing a prostitute walked out in normal attire, just trying to make some money.  Some woman saw her and said, “Nice costume!”  Some man overheard the compliment, he got dollar signs in his eyes like the old cartoons and he started selling these costumes.  Why aren’t the feminists doing more to stop this?  This seems like the kind of thing that feminist would jump all over.

Staying on costumes.  The year was 1995.  I was four (in many regards I still am).  That Halloween I had a dinosaur costume.  My mom thought I was a cute Barney fan.  To me; however, I was the T-Rex in Jurassic Park ready to attack anything that moved.  Afterall, the T-Rex’s attacks were based on movement (I wrote were because the T-Rex is extinct, allegedly).  That was the best Halloween costume I remember, which segues into my reader question.  What is your favorite costume of all time?

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