It is no secret that dressing up for Halloween gives us ladies a reason to dress sexy and provocative, or more simply put like sluts. In my years of dressing up I did my fair share of attempting sexy costumes. Usually I had some guy in mind I was hoping would like me once he could see how good I was at being someone else for a night (hmmm, doesn't sound so smart now). I think my most well-known was my Brittany Spears school girl attire, complete with velvet blue bra and all. Did Brittany actually wear a velvet bra? I don't think so. It was probably my way of trying to look super hot back in my college days. After a few drinks, I did a performance of Hit Me Baby One More Time standing on the coffee table with a crowd of fellow party animals cheering me on. Oh, I have so much to be proud of.
Anyways, when I was 23 I started eating large pizzas for breakfast, lunch and dinner (that equals 3 pizzas a day if you are counting) and the Brittany Spears costumes were no longer an option.
The cheese had made my thighs, hips and everything else expand. I was officially a Big Girl. I was living in NYC at the time and Halloween is a huge night in the city. My girlfriends spent weeks pulling together their extra sexy, barely there costumes. I on the other hand spent one day picking out mine. A red M & M costume.
We hit the bars and the clubs and I looked like the odd ball out all night. Needless to say I didn't get any male attention that night. Now, almost ten years later and 80 pounds lighter, I have a hard time letting go of the Big Girl I once was. I no longer seek out the sexy costume, although I could somewhat pull one off. I still look for the big red m&m costumes to hide inside.