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Costumes more provocative due to social media

Don’t be surprised at the sight of someone dressed as Miley Cyrus and her horrendous foam hand from the MTV Video Music Awards walking the halls this Halloween. 
What started out as an innocent tradition on the day of All Hallow’s Eve has turned into a competition for teenage girls and guys to show the most skin.  
Not only do people dress provocatively, but once-innocent costumes have turned scandalous. Everything from George Washington to Big Bird now has a sexier counterpart. 
Gone are the days when princess and pirates filled the shelves of department stores. The selection of Halloween costumes nowadays include everything from popular characters in movies and television shows to celebrities and political figures. 
The impact of social media has changed this generation’s culture to have a more liberal approach, which has led to more provocative Halloween costumes.  This impact has changed the innocent fun of dressing up of Halloween. Young kids are no longer able to participate in on this holiday the way they used to. 
Regina George in the 2005 hit movie “Mean Girls” couldn’t have said it any better, “In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In girl world, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up [however] and no other girls can say anything about it.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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