I'm not sure when this trend started (after I was that age, for sure) but it seems nearly inescapable now.
The sight of so many young girls looking like sex toys disturbed me. There were gaggles of slutty pirates, slutty nurses, slutty milkmaids, slutty Snow Whites, slutty schoolgirls, slutty referees. A few girls skipped costumes altogether and went straight to lacy lingerie and sheer teddies. Some shorts rose so high that fleshy rear-ends peaked out below. Some skirts fell so low on the hips that they had stopped serving their purpose as clothing.
Weren't they aware that they were standing around cold and naked just for the sake of appealing to some particularly dull looking men? After all, these are ostensibly smart co-eds. Too smart, I thought, to trick-or-treat for compliments and catcalls.
Update: Just to be clear, I don’t think the girls and young women wearing these costumes are really sluts. I just think it’s an odd trend that kind of gets away from the idea behind Halloween costumes. There’s nothing wrong with dressing “sexy” or whatever, but when that becomes the point of all Halloween costumes I thinks it starts becoming a lingerie contest rather than just a fun dress-up event. The boys and men are still free to be whatever they want. The ladies are now pressured to show some skin for reasons that have nothing to do with Halloween.