I love Halloween. It is one of my favorite Holidays. I really LOVE costumes. I often think that I should have become a theatre costume designer. I appreciate it when people put a lot of effort into their homemade costume. What I can't stand is the need for people (sadly, mostly women) who feel the need to tart up their costume. Why can't you just be a bat? Why does it have to be a "sexy" bat? Who finds a bat sexy? Who finds a kitten sexy? Do you have such low self-esteem that you have to somehow how portray an animal as sexy? I find it very disheartening, especially to all the little girls looking at these overly adult costumes as something to aspire to. There are plenty of appropriate and fun costumes to be without having the fear of literally falling out of them*. Leave the risque stuff for the private party.
*Costumes I made my husband and I have worn: Fidel Castro & Imelda Marcos, Wendy & Dave Thomas, Two-faced politician & Suffragette (election year), Teletubbies