The headline says it all – CNN’s new article on the top ten worst “Sexy” Halloween costumes put Ghostbusters at number 10.
The Halloween trend for women, it seems, has been to get sexier and more revealing every year. I’d be lying if I said I think that’s a bad thing, but there’s a problem. Some things should never, ever be made sexy–like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Optimus Prime, or Ghostbusters.
The problem is that not everyone agrees. So there is a Sexy Ghostbuster costume. And a sexy Iron Man getup. And a sexy Optimus Prime outfit.
10. Sexy Ghostbuster
It would be easy to start this one out with a “who you gonna call?” joke, but that would validate that this costume has anything to do with the awesomeness that is “Ghostbusters” aside from a logo. We simply will not do that. The Sexy Ghostbuster costume contains a revealing dress, Ghostbusters-logo hat, and a fake Proton Pack. Because a real Proton Pack would be cost-prohibitive.
Mind you, I think it’s just the lack of caring involved. The same goes for the Rubies costume. Unless you’re a kid (kids get a pass and can wear the Rubies costume all they want – not every kid has a kickass dad that will build them a pack), everybody knows you’re just mailing it in wearing a Sexy Ghostbuster or Adult Ghostbuster costume. At least lose the hat, add some prop accessories, and find yourself a real proton pack. Assuming you can’t make a jumpsuit look good, that is.