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That SWAT Hallowe’en Costume Looks Bad-ass, But What’s Missing Is a Skirt.

As part of the Get Spooky series, I had every intention of scouring the interwebs for the best costumes I could find for both kids and adults. I quickly realized though, all kids costumes are absolutely adorable. A kid could walk up in a garbage can, and I’ll probably squeal all over it and say, “Oooh, what an awesome Oscar the Grouch! So cah-ute!” So then, I went to the section of costumes I really wanted to look at: plus-sized Hallowe’en costumes. If nothing else, looking at these plus-sized costumes gave me a really good laugh today, which I just had to share with you. I didn’t think there was such thing as a sexy-Minion costume, but there is! Wanna see what else costume designers made sexy?

Where Are The Pants?

So here be some costumes that would have been epic… if they came with pants. You know how cold October is in most parts of Canada right?

Girl Robin

Not far off from a true Robin costume, though so shiny and what's with the heels?Let’s just forget the whole shiny thing going on here. At least half of a cape is missing, and where are the pants??  The Stephanie Brown Robin is the only one that had a skirt (which was red,) but even she wore green tights underneath.  The closest this costume comes to is either the original Robin suit, which was more or less a green speedo for the bottom, or the Carrie Kelley costume, with the same speedo. None of these many incarnations of Robin had heels.

S.W.A.T. Officer

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It’s like they took a Black Swan dress and added the letters S.W.A.T and some buckles…..

Ghostbuster

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I’m thinking she’s hiding her ghost busting tools the same way some bustier women hide their cell phones….  It’s not quite like what the GhostBusters are wearing next year though, is it? And the fabulous Melissa McCarthy is a Ghostbuster in 2016. Somewhere down the line, they made a plus sized costume for the movie.

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I SO cannot wait for this movie next year, woot! (Entirely shocked they’re not wearing heels though?)

More Super Heroes

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Supergirl and Batgirl, fine. Despite the heels, they’re not that far off from character design. What happened to Captain America though? Apparently it was so epically wrong, they couldn’t even get the name “Captain America” attached to the costume title, I guess. Does no one remember the Captain America USO girls?? It would have actually worked as a relevant, sexy Hallowe’en costume. Its even a perfect silhouette for plus-sized girls.

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There Were No Female Minions

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WHY.

Spidergirl and Spider-Man

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We have pants, YAY! For the Sexy Spidergirl, I guess they didn’t do too bad for an off-shoot character May Parker, but again, heels? And why not either variation of Spider-Woman instead? And the Spider-man costume looks like the Hulk is trying to hide underneath it.  Trying to decide if it would be rude of me to say that plus-size clothes don’t need extra padding like that.

A Modest Wonder Woman

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After all the “sexy” costumes shown for plus-sized women, this one made me laugh the most. This costume is much more modest than the bikini that the DC character actually wears. For Wonder Woman? This is something her grandma would wear.

Awesome Plus-Size Hallowe’en Costumes

101 Dalmatians Are Still a Thing

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It’s been a while since 101 Dalmatians were on screen, but you can still find a beautiful Cruella De Vil costume to tribute the movie.

Magnificent Maleficent

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On the other hand, Maleficent was epic on screen not too long ago, and here’s a great costume to showcase your fangirl.

Is Piper The New Scary?

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I’m assuming this is an Orange is the New Black costume, which is probably as close as you’re gonna get to the TV version. It’s missing the name tag, but that could be fixed with a trip to Staples I bet.

Ugh, Back to the Menswear Department

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If you want scary? You’re gonna have to shop in the men’s department unfortunately. If I could drop that much on a Hallowe’en costume, this would be me as a tribute to my utter fascination with Squatchy “Reality” TV.  And is it wrong that I’m entirely curious how a costume designer could make a plus-sized woman’s sexy bigfoot version? Inquiring minds want to know!

That’s it for my Hallowe’en costume crawl. Do you have a costume yet? Who/what do you want to be this year??

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6 Comments on “That SWAT Hallowe’en Costume Looks Bad-ass, But What’s Missing Is a Skirt.

Kelly @ City Mom
October 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

OMG I love these!! My fave is definitely the SWAT costume for sure.

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Ladena
October 21, 2015 at 11:44 pm

These are SO great! I like so many of them! The Ghostbusters costume would be great for this year and I think the Cruella DeVille costume is awesome. I love dressing up for Halloween, seeing these costumes is really getting me thinking of what I should be this year.

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Aimee Geroux
October 22, 2015 at 10:32 am

It has been years since I have dressed up for Halloween, mostly because I no longer go to bars or parties and just take my kids treating. Not to mention 90% of the costumes, even for non-plus size adults (and kids) are not warm enough. I can’t recall the last Halloween when it wasn’t cold or wasn’t cold AND raining. I prefer to go out in my sweats and a huge hoodie to keep warm. Maybe one day I will get back into dressing up but until costume makers start realizing we all don’t live in warm climates I will stick to my street clothes haha!

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paula schuck
October 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Bahahahahahahahaha. I just laughed so hard at these. UM the swat girl is not happening. NOPE! And Piper well that makes sense. The gorilla is not even trying. ALSO WTF!!!!! Are they remaking GhostBUSTERS with girls??? How did I miss this news!?

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Aeryn Lynne
October 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm

YES!! Ghostbusters is being rebooted with a girl team! 😀 I think it’ll premiere July 2016, and looks pretty neat, heh.

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Suzanne Rudge
October 22, 2015 at 9:39 pm

There are some really great plus size costumes out there, which is awesome to see! I think you are right though, pants will be needed and maybe even a decent top to cover the cleavage. Heaven knows that is the last thing the kiddies need to see when they come to the door, LOL.

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