Weekly News Comments

Spooky season has arrived and it is time to celebrate. However, some women are having a hard time finding an outfit that will fit. Finding cute clothing in a plus-size can be hard enought let alone a fun or sexy costume. The article from Vox brings up that “Halloween in the United States is an $8.8 billion industry, and dressing up is a big part of it. According to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 67 percent of Americans will spend $3.2 billion on costumes this year, more than candy or decorations.” These numbers could even be higher if the costume industry was more inclusive. Halloween is supposed to be a time anyone can pretend to be whatever they want to be. However, most costumes only come in “typical” sizes if even that. There are no extra larges or bigger. This is a problem because with more movements promoting body positivity more people are noticing that the Halloween industry is having a hard time moving quickly to keep up with the times. Hopefully, in upcoming Halloweens, the industry will understand anyone can be anything on Halloween.

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1 Response to Weekly News Comments

  1. fuglsang says:

    So, why is this news, Anna? Is this another example of sizeism?

    You might notice the writer put herself into the story? Is that OK? Was it necessary? I want to know what you think.

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