For some the answer may come from the Girl's Costume Warehouse. As brought us by College Humor, it shows of the wide variety of costumes regularly provided by a costume industry deeply interested in dressing women up at Halloween to live their dreams.
It's funny because it's true. It's sad because it's true. It's infuriating because it's true. Still, I'll have to see if I do see anything actually cool for women, etc this year. I have seen a number of them with long cloaks...that usually cover miniskirt costumes. Let's not even go into the sexy children's character lines.
SEXY COOKIE MONSTER!
And, SEXY GOOFY!
But really, that first costume comes from a site that I think is focused more on sexy outfits, in general, for women. So it doesn't really speak for all costumes. But they do seem to have a sad popular culture hold. When you go into a costume shop this season, there is a lot of stockings, and short skirts right up at the front of shops. You often have to search to find the goofier and silly costume. There are benign Minion, Disney, and Sesame Street costumes.
And some of the sexy costumes are actually lazy costumes.
This is a "There's a picture of character on my dress, let's go already." costume.
Among the positives this year, it looks like you can go as classic Jemm and the Hologram characters if you like.
I've even seen She-Ra. Retro!
But there's also sexy Strawberry Shortcake right beside it...
And we haven't even gotten to dressed up in racist costumes yet...