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If You’re Plus-Sized And Want To Look Extra Plus-Sized On Halloween, Check Out These Costumes

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Every Halloween we look at the ridiculous costumes out there for women and share our heads. Sexy Tree. Sexy Sponge Bob. Sexy Hamburger. As a plus-sized woman with a modicum of self-respect and a dash of intelligence, those costumes aren’t happening anywhere near my body. When you’re a fat chick, costume makers make sure you have access to Sexy Sailor in a plus-size (go on with your bad self), but they also provide options that are way, way more awesome than any horrible Sexy Crayon costume could ever be.

Sure, you can get your sexy on with costumes that are “also available in plus-sizes,” but I prefer the ones from the plus-sized section that should be labelled, “Not available below a 1X. Because come on.”

1. Candy Corn

Plus-sized candy corn costume

(via Party City)

In it’s description of this costume, the Party City site says, “Complete your look with a long-sleeve shirt and leggings!” Yes. And possibly a large jacket and sweatpants. We get it, Party City.

2. Maleficent

Plus-sized Maleficent costume

(via Party City)

You’ll look like Angelina Jolie, but you’ll be shaped like a garbage bag.

3. Pirate (with Spanx)

Plus-sized pirate costume

(via Party City)

This costume is labelled on the Party City site as a “Shaper Costume.” That means that it has a “…built-in bodysuit [that] cinches and boosts in all the right places.” Mm-hm. Sounds fantastic. Give me one of those cincher costumes that will push my enormous boobs up to my chin and pinch me when I am trying to enjoy a Kit Kat.

4. Fiona from Shrek

plus-sized fiona costume

(via Party City)

Remember the fat ogre with a heart of gold? Yeah. That’s you.

5. Nun

plus sized nun costume

(via HalloweenCostumes.com)

Flattering and sexless? Sign me up! (She does have a saucy shoe, though.)

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31 Comments

  1. The Redhead

    October 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I feel that by being plus-sized and 20 weeks pregnant this Halloween I’ve already done my part to look as HUGE as humanly possible.

    • Looby

      October 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      when i was pregnant i said “fck it” and wore cat ears to both t he halloween parties we went to

    • LiteBrite(UterineDudebro)

      October 14, 2014 at 11:21 am

      When I was pregnant I didn’t even go that far. I was about two weeks from popping that baby out so I said “screw it” and wore my regular maternity clothes to any Halloween parties.

    • Allthingsblue

      October 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      I had an orange maternity tee with a black jack-o-lantern face on the belly.

    • Looby

      October 14, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      I wasn’t wearing any other cat costume just maternity leggings and a jumper

  2. Katherine Handcock

    October 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I’m pretty sure those shoes on the nun are not approved footwear… 😀

    I will be going as my usual, “Curmudgeon who likes watching her kids dress up but does not enjoy dressing up herself.”

    • keelhaulrose

      October 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      I’ll be going as ‘woman who is walking around with a thermos of spiked cider… for the warmth’.

    • Kelly

      October 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Ooooh, me too. For the warmth.

  3. Heather

    October 13, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Not going to lie. I would totally go as Mrs. Potato head. Maybe also candy corn.

  4. Valerie

    October 13, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Um….the coroner is kinda hot.

    • 0katykate0

      October 13, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Never thought you’d be compelled to type those words out did ya??

    • Kate Spencer

      October 13, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      VALERIE.

    • Valerie

      October 14, 2014 at 11:20 am

      What? He is!

    • Elisa

      October 14, 2014 at 4:34 am

      He does have an intense look about him, doesn’t he?

    • Kelly

      October 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Oh FFS.

    • BMC

      October 14, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Yes he is hot !

  5. Jennie Blair

    October 13, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Being a female around halloween blows unless you make your own costume, all the options are slutty something or polyester garbage bag.

  6. tk88

    October 13, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Hey, that Monster head/shoulder thing is probably the best Halloween costume I’ve ever had. I think it’s insane they tried to make it a “sexy” costume. I just got that, the monster hands, and wore a college sweater/backpack and said I was a Monsters University student. =D I really wish I could wear the monster bit more often.

  7. CW

    October 13, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Can’t a woman choose a non-risque costume without being mocked for the choice? Plus-sized or petite, a woman doesn’t have to put her body on display to be leered at by strangers just because it’s October 31st…

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      October 14, 2014 at 7:09 am

      I don’t think anyone is being mocked for their choice of costume. What the author seems to be mocking is the apparent opinion of costume makers that all plus-sized women hate their bodies and don’t want to wear something sexy.

    • CW

      October 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

      Almost all the costumes she mocked are ones that actually cover the woman’s body rather than putting it on display. I don’t care if an adult woman wants to dress like a streetwalker on Halloween (it’s her decision), but those of us who choose something family-friendly like the Raggedy Ann or Mrs. Potato Head shouldn’t be made fun of for it.

    • Jen TheTit Whisperer

      October 14, 2014 at 11:17 am

      I really don’t get that she’s making fun of those who want to dress conservatively. She’s making fun of the fact that if a plus sized person wanted to dress more risque…they can’t…because ‘fat’. Whereas, if you are “typical/average” finding a conservative option is virtually impossible. So basically if you’re considered “plus size” you are not permitted to wear something that shows skin. If you’re average you aren’t permitted to wear something conservative. That’s the “ha ha ha idiots” punchline here.

    • Boozy Inactivist

      October 14, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      I think Mommyish should hire you to write their sister site “Mommywhat?” where you can patiently explain the sarcasm in all the articles.

    • Jen TheTit Whisperer

      October 15, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Lol! @disqus_SeYQIE2hoa:disqus is there room for me at the table? 😉 Seriously though, sarcasm font. Well, I don’t know that it would help some people. But I do spend a lot of time going, No…that’s not what that means.

  8. JennaCarpenter

    October 14, 2014 at 6:17 am

    The costume for the Halloween is so very attractive and Mind Blowing .
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  9. PNWgirl

    October 14, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Wow. This article managed to both slut-shame and body-shame. “The only thing worse than wearing a slutty costume is looking like a fatty, amirite??” Gross, Mommyish. You used to be better than this.

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      October 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Sarcasm.

    • CMJ

      October 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    • LA Face, Oakland Booty (and

      October 14, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      I love this every time I see it.

  10. Marisa Quinn-Haisu

    October 14, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    The pirate one isn’t so bad. It’s sexy.

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