So this year’s authorized Star Wars Halloween costumes are out… And they are cheap but unremarkable, per usual. No, they won’t get you into the costume clubs, but no one will have trouble recognizing who you’re supposed to be, either. (Assuming they’re up on their Star Wars, at least)
And then there’s the faceplam-worthy ones. No, I’m not talking about the costumes above, which have been around for a while – though the headress for Darth Talon is pretty weird. However, it’s worth noting that that’s ‘sexy’ Ahsoka to go with the Padme and Leia, at least it’s not a sexy Ahsoka – the issue is almost entirely with the name and the fact that Ahsoka is, unlike Padme, Leia and Talon, a teenager.
But come on – you want the weird stuff, right? Right. Believe it or not, I’m going to ease you in, because the crazy is really crazy this year.
No, these ‘sexy’ costumes (Vader, Fett, Stormtrooper, X-Wing pilot) aren’t particularly revealing – hell, for sexy Halloween costumes, they’re almost Puritan… But skirts? Really? Why not extend the sizing on the standard adult (read: dude) costumes. Here’s the X-Wing pilot! It’s perfectly fine! But it only comes in ‘standard’ and ‘XL.’ (For reference, Sexy Leia comes in x-small, small, medium large and even ‘plus.’)
Oh, and here are the girl’s versions. They’re pretty much… Exactly the same:
Yeah, they’re not so much offensive as just dumb. But I have, as promised, saved the worst for last. Check out this nightmare fodder:
(Stay tuned: I’ll be back with a palette-cleanser in an hour or so.)