I know that this blog has been heavily Disney orientated , and I guess I could apologize about that, but there is a goth following, albeit maybe not the first following you’d think of in regards to Disney, that exists and it is flourishing this Halloween. As you can see from the picture posted above, a talented and creative artist by the name of Isaiah Stephens dressed Disney princesses into some fantastic Halloween costumes.
The one thing that I noticed about these pieces was how appropriate their costumes were for their characters. Princess Aurora, most commonly known as Sleeping Beauty, as Daenerys from Game of Thrones is oddly fitting because of the “Mother of Dragons” and well, granted Aurora didn’t do much but sleep in the presence of the dragon, she’s still associated with them. Perhaps a better example is Princess Jasmine as Street Fighter’s Chun Li: Both strong female characters that break the damsel in distress stereotype and fight for their own fate. It adds this exciting other dimension to these characters we already love by imagining what inspires them and who they would choose to be for Halloween.
I noticed that in these pictures, there wasn’t so much skin revealed and yet a lot of sex appeal. It’s good for that to be recognized, because there are days when I don’t want to wear the high heels and short dress, but still want to feel attractive. A few years ago I wanted to be Snow White for Halloween. You would not believe what a struggle it was to not find a “slutty” version of this costume. I ended up having to buy a deluxe version (with no regrets) that came with a velvet blue corset and a long yellow skirt for over $100. I am in no way shaming the “slutty” versions of anything, because I don’t think for a second that short skirts and low cut tops really announce a person’s sexual morality. But there is a bit of pressure to be sexy on Halloween.
On the other hand, what makes a costume “slutty” anyway? Just because it’s short? In fact, this year when I went out looking for my Halloween costume this year, I mentioned to the lady assisting me that I needed it to be short, and before I could explain it was because my character would be in battle and needed attire appropriate for swift movement, she reminded me that the Halloween store down the street sold sexy costumes, as if they were above that type of nonsense. I get that this chick probably assumed that I wanted to skank it up and show off my goods, but that was just wrong and it made me kinda pissed. Why is a short dress automatically assumed as the slutty version of something?