Saturday, October 8, 2011
Are superheroines not sexy enough for Halloween?
With the arrival of fall break, some people are already planning for the next big holiday - Halloween. Halloween's the time when we can dress up as anyone we want and we'll look as normal as a superhero in Comic Con. So I went to www.partycity.com and I couldn't help but notice the lack of superheroine costumes compared to superhero costumes. There were about 52 superhero costumes as opposed to 20 or so superheroines. Are women less prone to buying superheroine costumes, or costumes in general? It's not for lack of sexy superheroines either. After all, Halloween is notorious for being the time of the year when women can wear slutty outfits and not get criticized (as much as other days at least). So Party City... where are Black Canary, Black Cat, Jean Grey, Dazzler, and Sheena? I am quite surprised that a Halloween store like Party City would have such a skewed ratio, especially with all the potential for new and sexy costumes. I would think that superheroines would be the easiest selection to have, especially since there is so much variety and sex appeal with these costumes. Maybe women don't like dressing up like superheroines? Or maybe women don't buy as many superheroine costumes due to the lack of variety. Maybe Party City's CEO should sit in one of our classes and get ideas of which superheroines to add for next year's costume line. It just seems really ironic that we have been talking about oversexualized superheroines and not even half of them are listed under "Sexy Costumes."
Posted by Jennifer at 4:57 PM