Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Trading in Fairy Wings for Fishnets

In 1934 Cole Porter penned these words:
"In olden days
A glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
Now Heaven knows...anything goes."

My, oh my if only Mr. Porter (no great conservative himself) could've foreseen how
prophetic his words would be.

Thirty years ago when I went Trick or Treating with my friends we dressed like brides, witches, 50's girls, and the ever popular bum. We went around the house looking for whatever we could pull together. None of our moms would've dreamed of spending $25-$50 for special costumes, and certainly not of this er, um, caliber. How did we ever manage to have fun?

Today's Washington Post features an excellent article on the Skankitization of Halloween. Let's keep in mind that most of these costumes are marketed toward girls...young girls.

And outside, it's America.