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« on: November 01, 2007 03:25:01 PM »

Howdy all. One of the reasons why we try to keep discussions on the topic of crafts and is that sometimes emotions run high and we get flooded with requests from people who want these discussions squashed and lambasted by others who strongly feel they shouldn't be stopped.

There are some things in life that people will never agree on. And for this reason I think we all need to just ease off of debates like this and focus on what we can all agree on... Crafts!

Please don't voice any more opinions on your pro or anti abortion stance.  If you don't have anything to say about this costume from a crafting perspective, than just leave this thread alone.

Thank you.
-- The Craftster Admin (Leah)

So the story behind this costume goes as follows:

I went into a local "Lovers" store to buy condoms and saw that half the store was "sexy profession" costumes. sexy construction worker, sexy cop, sex pirate, etc. No big deal, it's been getting worse each year. But then I went home and checked the mail. There was some junk inserts from a local costume store and they had pics of the little girls costumes...and they looked JUST LIKE the adults! Little girls as naughty witches in form-fitting dresses, corsets and fishnets. I was disgusted. First child pagents; now halloween!  It's a pedophile's paradise!

So I got my costume idea... take the most offensive profession I could think of and make it "sexy" to knock on all the sexy costumes out there. I came up with "sexy abortionist/black-market stem cell dealer". I wore my own lingerie, fishnets and high heels. Bought a lab coat and covered it in blood and some wire hanger drawings. Made a wire hanger necklace with a red bead and some sharpie blood. made a hospital ID for my character's name "Dr Bebe Keeler, MD" and the best part...I made little fetuses out of Crayola Model Magic, covered them in fake blood and put them in baggies labeled "stem cells $10"

People who saw them were thoroughly disgusted. And my point was made... I think Smiley

ETA additional explanation: Seeing the girls' costumes was what made me realize the whole "sexy" thing was getting ridiculous.  I wasn't specifically trying to make the statement about the little girls' costumes as I was pointing out that the "sexy profession" costume was getting out of control. It was just seeing that it was reaching to young girls' costumes that made me want to poke fun at the whole idea of "sexy" in random professions and other typical halloween costumes.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007 03:29:44 PM »

You. Are. The. Coolest. Person.

I'm definitely not either pro-choice or pro-life, but I think you definitely made a point about trashy halloween costumes.

Rock on

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007 03:31:56 PM »

that is so fantastic. i was completely blown away by the number of third grade girls dressed as slutty nurses or pirates or whatever that came to my house for trick or treat. iit's completely innappropriate and really sad those costumes are even made for little girls. this was a great idea. excellent job.

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 03:32:46 PM »

i LOOOOVE this! what a fantastic idea to make a point!

that clothes hanger necklace is really cute lol
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007 03:33:39 PM »

brilliant!!  What a great play on all the stupid cookie cutter "sexy" costumes.

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2007 03:33:58 PM »

you are so awesome. Cheesy
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007 03:36:39 PM »

haha thanks guys! I figured if my mom was able to laugh at it, I was gonna be fine. She saw me with the babies pre-blood and she said "what you got there? Marshmallows?" when I told her they were aborted fetuses she cracked up!

The best part of the evening was tossing the sacks into the crowd randomly and watching people's reactions. They feel soft and creepy!  The other side of my medical bag had one of those "baby on board" stickers! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2007 03:41:33 PM »

Okay...this is the best costume I have seen.


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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2007 03:47:05 PM »

I love you. If I'd seen you in real life, I seriously would have given you a hug.

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2007 03:49:54 PM »

You did a great job, I am thoroughly disgusted! Ewww, little hanger (great idea!!!)! Glad somebody else out there said it, it's disgusting how sexualized children (and, of course, society) are becoming. Great job on your costume. That being said, glad I didn't have to see it in person!!!  Grin
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