The Shocking Evolution of Female Halloween Costumes
I'll admit it, I've been the Little Mermaid twice for Halloween — once when I was 5 and once when I was 21 — so you can bet my costumes looked totally different. For starters, last year I nixed the wig, sported a bandeau bra, and went for sky-high heels. When I was little, I cried as my mom forced ballet slippers onto my feet, insisting that mermaids have fins.
In other words, as we get older, we get more, well, daring with our costumes. Come Halloween, some of us seem to be inspired by that quote from Mean Girls — "In girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it" — even if that doesn't sound so rational.
But at what age do we start shedding the layers and slipping on the thigh-highs — and which Halloween costumes get the raciestclassic childhood costumes evolve, and the less said about Halloween being scary, the better.