Sex sells, so it should be no surprise that last year’s post “Good Girls Gone Bad: 13 Sexy Costumes for Women” is one of the most popular ever on this website, and yet I am surprised at what a perennial it is. Part of the point (made in a New York Times article the post referenced) was that women enjoy the annual opportunity to step outside their normal persona and indulge their inner vixen without fear of societal disapproval, because the Halloween season grants a certain carte blanche. Why, then, does this particular post draw viewers year-round? I suspect it’s men fantasizing about what they can get their girlfriends to wear next October, or boys fantasizing about having girlfriends, but whatever the case, with interest in Halloween steadily growing (even though it’s only summer), we have decided to take pity on all those desperately hopeful young men by offering up another collection of 13 Sexy Costumes for Women.
Last year, I tried to stick to what I consider Halloween-appropriate costumes (witches, devils, vampires – or at the very least, characters from fairy tales) while eschewing popular items that have nothing to do with the season’s tradition (no naughty school girls or nurses). This year, I may relax my rules just a bit, for variety’s sake.
And now, a bonus costume. It’s not really sexy, at least not in an obvious way, but I do want to include at least one traditional costume in this list. This is for Halloween after all, and what would Halloween be without at least one ghost?