It was pink, fluffy and delightful. It made me happy. Following the witch theme, I planned to be the White Witch from Narnia this year.
I had my brother Dominick, professional costume maker, signed onto help but his workload is such that he had to, with my blessing, bail. That costume is a bit beyond my seamstress abilities so it was back to the drawing board.
What I have discovered in my search for a replacement costume is that the Halloween industry has decided that all women want to be some variety of slut. The term they employ is sexy but really, they're all pretty trampy.
Right now on eBay there are sexy, read: trashy, women's costumes of the following flavors: Queen of Hearts, pirate, Dorothy, Robin (of Batman and Robin), witch, spacegirl, vampire, cop, and, the most unbelievable, crayon. The list goes on. So far, I have yet to find a non-sleazy costume for sale there.
I cry foul. For the most part, the majority of women don't really look that good in these. They simply should not exist in size 22. And if we're being honest with ourselves, even the ones with the body to pull it off come off as desperate for attention and, though it may be by design, slutty looking. Not to mention, lacking imagination. What am I going to do? Well I can assure you I won't be the "sexy" Glinda. The search goes on....