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The big costume debate: sexy VS scary

When choosing your Hallowe’en costume, what do you go for? Sultry and sexy, or spine-tingling and scary?

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With Hallowe’en just around the corner, it’s time to start picking out your costume. Generally, there are two categories for female costume: sexy or scary. By scary, what I really mean is ‘funny’, and by sexy what I really mean is ‘naked’.

Take Cady Heron’s famous ‘ex-wife’ in Mean Girls. It’s definitely not scary, but it is amusing—mainly because she’s the only one who’s not naked. Don’t worry, I’m not here to write a judgemental article telling you off for choosing to wear more or less clothes than you normally would; all I ask is that you do try to wear some form of costume. Fancy dress is just good fun, and university is one of the best opportunities to let loose and dress like an absolute loon.

If you’re going to go down the sexy route, the high street has an array of options available on the cheap: cat, devil, and skeleton; all of these are popular Hallowe’en costumes that you can still look hot in. Or, if you already have worthy but un-stereotypical Hallowe’en attire, get some fake blood and scary contact lenses and you’ll be good to go.

The scary route is also wonderfully cheap; the main benefits, in my opinion, are the extra warmth and comfort.

However, according to my flatmate, you can achieve funny and sexy very easily—the pumpkin. You can get your legs out, but be comfortable and comical in a big round pumpkin suit! The choice is up to you, but I know what I would do…

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“Why are you dressed so scary!?” “It’s Hallowe’en…”
Photo: Paramount Pictures