Halloween — it's that time of year when everyone eats all the candy without feeling the tiniest bit guilty. Of course, it's also the time of year when everyone dresses up in costumes.
Plus-size women often have trouble shopping for cute clothes for days that are not Oct. 31, but it turns out it can suck finding Halloween costumes that fit, too.
'Cause did you know that plenty of "plus-size" Halloween costumes come in ONE SIZE ONLY?!?!
So a group of plus-size women decided to try on some plus-size costumes from Party City to see just how well they'd fit. Here's how that tragedy played out:
First up was Sheridan, 5'11" and a size 16-18 in everyday clothes. She's dressed up as a mouse for the past three years straight. She tried on the Adult Hot SWAT Costume.
Then Kristin tried on her Adult Stormtrooper Costume, getting out of her comfort zone, since she usually doesn't dress up for Halloween. She's an 18 in her non-costume clothes and 5'3".
Kelsey Rose, a lover of all things Halloween, wore the Adult Dreamboat Sailor Costume. When she's not dressing up for her favorite holiday of the year, she's a size 14-16 and 5'10".
Finally, Jazzmyne, who's 5'11½" and a size 20, tried on the Adult PURRvocative Cat Costume.
At the end of the day, Kristin was pretty much the only one even remotely happy with her costume's fit.
Sheridan: I don't understand a lot of things: people who will wait in line for 45 minutes for a food truck, people who say that "racism isn't really a thing anymore," and Hollywood's 10 million superhero reboots. But I truly do not understand why anyone would think having one size for all plus-size women is a good fucking idea. Women are allowed to be whatever size they want; it'd be nice if there were clothing options representative of that.
Kelsey Rose: I think the world is still struggling with understanding the plus-size body and this is a perfect example! The costume didn't fit my body shape, and I felt like I would be constantly picking out boyshort wedgies. Halloween should be fun, and this costume was NOT FUN. If the tutu was longer and actually covered a portion of my behind-y and the top had straps, there **COULD** be some redeemable qualities, but at the end of the day, I don't think I'll be being a Dreamboat Diva for Halloween this year.
Kristin: I'd still prefer actual armor, but on the plus side, this is easier for me to get out of in case I crash-land on Jakku and need to make a really quick escape. Also, armor pieces would it make it possible for someone taller than me to feel the dark side of the Force, as well. But for 5'3'' me: I think I got the good end of the deal.
Jazzmyne: I think it is ridiculous that there are not more sizes, especially at a huge surplus store like Party City. It still blows my mind that whoever is making these just isn't understanding that there's more than one body type — it's not like Halloween sneaks up on us or anything...it's the same time every damn year. SO MAKE MORE OPTIONS.