Halloween experienced as a child is significantly different than Halloween as an adult.
In lieu of trick-or-treating, there are house parties. Instead of consuming inordinate amounts of sugar, we’re drinking inordinate amounts of booze. And rather than dressing up as your favorite characters from TV, movies, and books, people are traipsing around the streets as such in the most revealing of costumes. (Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean others have stopped judging.) Sometimes though, that last one goes a bit too far, turning wholesome childhood heroes into nightmares we’d rather not have. We look at 13 of Halloween costumes of wholesome, lovable characters that just shouldn’t be.
Among Romeny’s binder and bayonets, Big Bird was another meme that emerged from the presidential debates. Soon after, sexy Sesame Street costumes started going viral on the Internet. Turns out the PBS show doesn’t condone it, serving a cease and desist letter to costume website Yandy.com, a source for many of the costumes presented here, including Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie.
Chewbacca only wishes he could shed his fur. It’d come in handy during the summer months.
This Robin Hood is too concerned with striking the perfect sexy pose to come to the aid of the poor.
No, we don’t want to check out Little Bo Peep’s show.
Transforming into … sexy Optimus Prime!
Walt would never approve of this (and neither do we). Mickey might though.
Who you gonna call? Sorry, sexy Ghostbuster doesn’t know how to fix your ghoulish problem. On the up side: She has cleavage.
Kids came to identify with Nemo for his brave explorations of the big, big world out there. Now, we have this bastardization of a lovable childhood character.
What is wrong with people? Are we really going to sexualize young Girl Scout troops? Do we really need to fetishize pedophile tendencies?