Think of the future, it's in your hands. Does that make you crazy?
Coat: Vintage// Top: Forever 21// Shoes: BDG// Beret & Stockings: Costume Shop
I remember when Halloween, for me, meant homemade costumes from my grandma, with me decked out like my favorite Disney character.
Let's be real, Halloween costumes for girls has become progressively more vulgar, sexualizing our bodies in almost comical fever (I say almost because as ridiculous as a "Sexy Carrot" is, it still attempts to turn us into a object, that is in turn a fetish). Now, don't get me wrong, I love being sexy. I love my fishnets and tight fitting dresses, my short skirts and low cut tops, and if you rock that on a daily basis, more power to you! Go ahead, be sexy, be fierce, break hearts. It just disheartens me that the costumes mass produced for women, are just that. Our only options are a seemingly endless array of "sexy" somethings.
I decided this year, that if I was going to be a "sexy" anything. I want to be a Fabulous Stain. That name has become synonomous in the blogger world with Jessii Jae Joplin, Bebe Zeva, and their lot, but they take their title from the cult classic movie from 1981. The Fabulous Stains follows a young Diane Lane as Corrine Burns in a one part Mockumentary, one part social commentary, about a girl who starts a punk band. They can't play music to save their lives, but due to their edgy raw lyricism and image, manage to book a tour with a real punk band. I remember watching that movie for the first time when I was 13. I felt this electric charge. Here were these girls, unafraid to sexy and tough and rough and fabulous. They spoke about the angst of being a teenage girl, they sang about being angry and feeling useless. Sure, the ending throws the message out the window when they trade in their punk asthetic for commercialism, but it still left a sharp impression on me.
I am NOT only sexy. I am NOT one-dimensional. I am sexy. I am tough. I will kick your butt. I love music. I love to laugh. I am fierce. I am powerful. I beautiful. I am rotten. I am mean. I am angry. I am kind. I am giving. I am lovely.
I am a girl.
And I don't put out.