questionsguys: does a woman have to make her halloween…

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No, but isn't that dependent on her expectations on the outcome from wearing the costume? Just asking...

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Regardless of whether your costume is sexy, it will certainly be hot :)

And no, a woman doesn't need to "skank it up" (made me chuckle) at Halloween. That's just lazy. Better to see a well-executed costume than a skimpy one.

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@mtm2: I have no expectations lol. I'd rather be known as funny rather than a slut. I am more curious as to the social convention, rather than my personal experience. Wow I just outed myself as a total nerd, didn't I?

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Can men be skanky too? I had a great year at the gym and I'm planning on being a Spartan.

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@dmaz: I just hope it's not cold where you are....

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@angelsgirl2002: Nerds are sexy, so now you are stuck either way!!

and no way do women's costumes HAVE to be "sexy". That is just silliness.

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I agree, a female costume does not need to be slutty, I personally enjoy a well thought out and well done costume even if it shows little to no skin.

@angelsgirl2002 you are on the atc to start with, nerd is implied.

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A costume certainly doesn't need to be skimpy or extra-sexy... but at the same time, it certainly doesn't hurt!! You won't find many guys who will complain about the sexy costumes, but you shouldn't feel any extraordinary pressure to "skank it up." Do what you're comfortable with.

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Does it have to be sexy? No If you feel comfortable making it a little more sexy than I would say it depends on what (or who) you're looking to get out of the costume.

Some of it also depends on where you plan on wearing the costume. If you're taking kids to a trunk or treat in a church parking lot, I don't think "sexy" would be appropriate.

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Nope... Revealing is easy, imaginative is not...

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I prefer an intellectual costume that makes me think.

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@dmaz: One of the guys at the office dressed as a Spartan and had the body for it and we ladies definitely appreciated it. But I should warn you, I think he was a bit intimidated by the rather noisy and enthusiastic reception he got at the costume contest. We ladies aren't as used to getting eye-candy as you guys are, and we sometimes get a little carried away.

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@hobbitss: One of Rostler's rules for the masquerade (a costuming guide), "No costume is no costume."

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Aside from the fact that sexy is relative, (the only skin Ileea on ST:TMP showed was on her head and Clive Gollings the Author in Paul liked the Ewok babes), the whole point is to do what you like. It's what you make of it.

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Does a woman have to make a costume sexy? No. Can a guy appreciate a clever costume? Sure.

It really depends on your environment though. If you go to something like a frat party, you'll probably get a lot of bozos saying you aren't sexy enough. If you go to a party that isn't populated with jackasses, you'll probably be okay.

I definitely appreciate sexy costumes (what man doesnt?) but I don't think they're necessary. I'm actually a little tired of the blanket "sexy [insert absolutely anything here]" costume trend. Some things aren't meant to be sexy, and other things just aren't.

You do what you want to do!

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To quote Harrison Ford in "Six Days Seven Nights":

You know how a woman gets a man excited? She shows up. That's it. We're guys, we're easy.

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Try a few different outfits on then post pictures here and we'll tell you which type we like best. ;)

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For those who don't know what we are talking about: it's this:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/sriracha

Does a costume have to/should be sexy on a young woman? I agree with the "not necessarily", it depends upon what you are going for. If you want to attract attention, yea, go sexy with and you will be beating them off with a stick (or bring a bottle or Sriacha and squirt it in their face: chemical warfare)

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My one friend that happens to be a girl wears the funniest costumes and it's awesome. She was a dinosaur last year and it was hilarious, but she also has an awesome sense of humor. I don't think many girls would be down for dressing up in real costumes.

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If she is sexy, then yes. If she's not...please don't.

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Unless you are going as Skankestein or Skankula, no.

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Harrison Ford said it right. If you are sexy looking, any costume will look sexy, even a burlap bag. Otherwise, it will look like you are trying too hard, and that will give the wrong impression - unless that is what you are trying to do.
Any guy who insists that his companion has to look sexy has an issue. He should be just happy that you show up.

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It depends on whose opinions you care about.

If you care about the guys who whoop and holler at girls who skank it up on Halloween, go for it.

If you're more interested in the type of guy who appreciates a clever costume, then do it.

You can also combine the two. I went as an Orion slave girl one year. I'm going as T'Pol this year. Both are pretty sexy in my opinion, even though T'Pol is usually covered up head to toe (in a skintight Vulcan uniform though!)

I'm gonna sound like a parent or teacher, but you really shouldn't care what others think and do what you enjoy.

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Do you expect guys to skank it up?

Take it from there.

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Honestly... I think it might be more of a turn on if you weren't dressed skanky. (but that might say more about me than it does about anything else.

If you're trying to get laid, I'd recommend dressing skanky. If you're trying to enjoy yourself and have some fun, it's really up to what you want. ;)

TLDR; Do what you want. Have a fun Halloween.

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Okay, so since last week I'm officially a geezer, but can someone please explain for me when "sexy" came to equal "slutty?"

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@ohcheri: I like a lot of your stuff but (IMHO) sorry that one's really kind of awful. Here's something much better:
http://www.yandy.com/Spartan-Warrior-01023.php?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=googleps

These are also pretty good:
http://tinyurl.com/9gy4887
http://tinyurl.com/8r6vkoy

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@magic cave: I am so with you - both as a geezer and bewildered about the sexy=skanky deal. Our family is going Pokemon this year and I'll be part of Team Rocket. That's the matronly Team Rocket as this Jessie doesn't bare her midriff anymore.

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I prefer clever/cute over skank. Seriously, my definition of skank is probably different than yours.....it sounds like you mean what I would call a (NSFW language warning) CFM costume. Skank is way worse IMHO.

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I live in Los Angeles which has an over-abundance of wannabee models, actresses, singers and reality stars. Halloween is usually a free for all in who can dress the skankiest, and by that, I mean it has gone way beyond what I consider sexy (and I'm no prude) to basically just thongs, push-up bras and high heels with a bit of ribbons and bows. White thong with some lace barely covering it? You're an angel! It's red, you must be a devil! Seems like each year, because many are trying to stand out and top each other, it becomes less and less clothing. Fortunately, Los Angeles is HUGE and there are neighborhoods and events with a lot of fun, clever, dorky and sexy costumes on display, but going "skanky" seems to be the norm for a lot of women.

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For the record, I meant sexy, more than skanky. I don't want to wear next to nothing, I just found it funny how it seems like every womens costume has the word "sexy" in front of it. I'll just wear my, what I consider, cute costume, and I'll be happy. Thanks for the input everyone