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2012-10-09 09:31:06 AM
 
2012-10-09 10:07:40 AM
As a fatty, I'd have to say that I'm ok with sexy costumes only being available to skinnies.
 
2012-10-09 10:07:56 AM
Sheesh, people. It's a cartoon. In real life, fat people are not sexy, and coyotes who plummet off thousand foot cliffs die.
 
2012-10-09 10:08:00 AM
That's actually pretty funny.
 
2012-10-09 10:08:10 AM
[gobefatsomewhereelse.jpg]
 
2012-10-09 10:09:21 AM
The "Sassy Ursula" offered in their "Fabulous Flirts" collection

...is clearly not meant for fat chicks.
 
2012-10-09 10:10:15 AM
It's outrageously exclusionary - it basically tells fat women that we're too fat to play a fat character; it also tells fat women that in order to be sexy, a character must be made skinny.

lol
 
2012-10-09 10:10:57 AM

Sybarite: Yes, because that's the only one you could possibly buy.


Oh wow. That is one HIDEOUS costume! Who would wear that?!
 
2012-10-09 10:12:24 AM
but Ursula can't be fat and sexy at the same time

Well yeah. A fat chick dressing up as Ursula would just look like Ursula. Plenty of people do find that sexy though.
 
2012-10-09 10:13:02 AM
How about how all of those "sexy" costumes discriminate against long-waisted tall girls?

Everything you see that comes as one piece with a tiny little skirt ends up being basically a long-ish shirt for some of us.

Or maybe it's a sinister plot to make sure we end up walking around pantsless on Halloween!

Motives! Sinister!

Actually, I'd just prefer more costumes that fell into the space between "slutbag prostitute" and "mumu-wearing homeschooler" but that's why I generally make my own.
 
2012-10-09 10:14:09 AM

FirstNationalBastard: It's okay, they can still dress as Ariel

[happyminutes.blog.com image 500x500]


I never watched the movie, is this scene from the end, after she has been married a few years?
 
2012-10-09 10:14:20 AM
How about choosing a costume that suits you best?

I'm not in shape and have the start of a beer belly. My costume this year? Sex Robot from WKUK

/Do you wanna get down?
 
2012-10-09 10:16:44 AM
FTFC: To be fair, wouldn't a fat, "sexy ursula", just be a regular ursula.
 
2012-10-09 10:17:27 AM

cgraves67: As a fatty, I'd have to say that I'm ok with sexy costumes only being available to skinnies.


Or you can work with what ya got. My GF is biggish girl. If she's going sexy there's gonna be a corset in there somewhere. And it can be devastating.
 
Zel
2012-10-09 10:17:32 AM

Freudian_slipknot: How about how all of those "sexy" costumes discriminate against long-waisted tall girls?

Everything you see that comes as one piece with a tiny little skirt ends up being basically a long-ish shirt for some of us.

Or maybe it's a sinister plot to make sure we end up walking around pantsless on Halloween!

Motives! Sinister!

Actually, I'd just prefer more costumes that fell into the space between "slutbag prostitute" and "mumu-wearing homeschooler" but that's why I generally make my own.


I'm confused how this is a problem. It sounds wonderful.
/but then again I'm not the one wearing the outfit
 
2012-10-09 10:18:40 AM

Freudian_slipknot: How about how all of those "sexy" costumes discriminate against long-waisted tall girls?

Everything you see that comes as one piece with a tiny little skirt ends up being basically a long-ish shirt for some of us.


I think that's by design.
 
2012-10-09 10:18:58 AM
Well yeah... Duh? Is this even a discussion? It is a "sexy" costume.

Last time I checked, fat people aren't sexy. I'm not saying you can't be beautiful In your own right...

...You just can't be beautiful wrapped in a purple and black king-sized bed sheet.
 
2012-10-09 10:19:40 AM
I bet if I put on weight no one would want to see me run around as Tarzan.

They probably don't to see me do it now either, unless I put on a different kind if weight.
 
2012-10-09 10:21:06 AM
I understand the wanting to be sexy part, but the creepy part is things like male characters and inanimate objects.

Sexy Ariel? Fine, she wears a bikini (and is even naked in the film!) Sexy Gaston, not so much. Sexy crayon? WTF is wrong with you!

Why can't there just be good costumes for women? No everyone can be a "sexy" something so why subject the rest of us to it?
 
2012-10-09 10:21:09 AM

Freudian_slipknot: How about how all of those "sexy" costumes discriminate against long-waisted tall girls?

Everything you see that comes as one piece with a tiny little skirt ends up being basically a long-ish shirt for some of us.

Or maybe it's a sinister plot to make sure we end up walking around pantsless on Halloween!

Motives! Sinister!

Actually, I'd just prefer more costumes that fell into the space between "slutbag prostitute" and "mumu-wearing homeschooler" but that's why I generally make my own.


I like that you make your own, but I also like pants-less. Hmm.
 
2012-10-09 10:21:40 AM
Or you could just make your own like some of these awesome people:

Link
 
2012-10-09 10:22:26 AM
Because fatties AREN'T sexy.

/go be fat somewhere else.
 
2012-10-09 10:23:17 AM
Does b*tching and moaning burn calories? Because then your problems would be over.
 
2012-10-09 10:26:07 AM
Guy costumes: Zombie, Ghost, Vampire ....
Women costumes: Sexy zombie, sexy ghost, sexy vampire ...

This isn't good if you live in a cold climate or would just like an interesting costume. Nothing wrong with sexy costumes. But it would be nice to have more options for women. The costume in this article is pretty cute.
 
2012-10-09 10:26:14 AM

Sybarite: Yes, because that's the only one you could possibly buy.



No no, you don't understand: the advertisement article says right here that it's actually really hard to find an Ursula costume for plus-sized women. It must be true because someone said it in an article on the internet!


Heads up - if you're a fat woman who wants to dress up as a popular fat character for Halloween, good luck trying to find a plus-size Ursula (from "The Little Mermaid") costume.
 
2012-10-09 10:28:50 AM
www.stpetebootcamp.com

THIS IS SOMETHING UP WITH WHICH I WILL NOT PUT.
 
2012-10-09 10:28:55 AM

fireclown: Or you can work with what ya got. My GF is biggish girl. If she's going sexy there's gonna be a corset in there somewhere. And it can be devastating.


Maybe you shouldn't string them that tight. That way the devastation will be limited when the corset snaps open.
 
2012-10-09 10:30:45 AM

The Irresponsible Captain: I understand the wanting to be sexy part, but the creepy part is things like male characters and inanimate objects.

Sexy Ariel? Fine, she wears a bikini (and is even naked in the film!) Sexy Gaston, not so much. Sexy crayon? WTF is wrong with you!

Why can't there just be good costumes for women? No everyone can be a "sexy" something so why subject the rest of us to it?


Why not just go as Frog.
 
2012-10-09 10:30:53 AM

FirstNationalBastard: It's okay, they can still dress as Ariel

[happyminutes.blog.com image 500x500]


Is that Ariel Rounded MT Bold?
 
2012-10-09 10:35:09 AM

FirstNationalBastard: It's okay, they can still dress as Ariel

[happyminutes.blog.com image 500x500]



WHY WOULD YOU POST THAT?!?!?!
 
2012-10-09 10:36:01 AM
Having fatties in your sexy Halloween costumes kind of destroys the public perception of them as sexy.
 
2012-10-09 10:36:34 AM
I'm not really very PC, but it is a legitimate gripe if a costume meant to portray an obese person is made such that fat people can't wear it. I realize in this case it is the "sexy" version, but still it is a pretty blatant slight.
 
2012-10-09 10:39:02 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-09 10:39:10 AM

jabelar: I'm not really very PC, but it is a legitimate gripe if a costume meant to portray an obese person is made such that fat people can't wear it. I realize in this case it is the "sexy" version, but still it is a pretty blatant slight.


Sexy is a subjective term. Most people equate being thin and fit with being sexy and being fat as much the opposite. Despite what some large body image proponents might have to say; fat is not sexy. No matter how happy and well adjusted you may be with yourself, if you are fat you are not sexy.
 
2012-10-09 10:39:26 AM

jabelar: I'm not really very PC, but it is a legitimate gripe if a costume meant to portray an obese person is made such that fat people can't wear it. I realize in this case it is the "sexy" version, but still it is a pretty blatant slight.


So? Fat people don't have feelings like you and me.
 
2012-10-09 10:40:45 AM
I almost cried when I saw the Old Navy commercial for "Skinny jeans for people of all sizes!" with the Backstreet Boys.

Skinny jeans were a line of defense against fatties, no longer. Some things are not meant for anyone.

/skinny jeans are also only for wormen
 
2012-10-09 10:41:04 AM
"it also tells fat women that in order to be sexy, a character must be made skinny."

Bags of antlers? Not sexy.

Sacks of lard? Not sexy.

Enough to get a grip on but not enough to wobble? Just right.
 
2012-10-09 10:41:19 AM

Biness: [www.stpetebootcamp.com image 574x386]

THIS IS SOMETHING UP WITH WHICH I WILL NOT PUT.


I'm assuming from the lack of collapsing and wood splinters that whoever built that house just carpeted the dirt....
 
2012-10-09 10:41:19 AM

Peepeye: Sybarite: Yes, because that's the only one you could possibly buy.

Oh wow. That is one HIDEOUS costume! Who would wear that?!


Disgusting fat people?
 
2012-10-09 10:45:02 AM
Sexy.
cdn.uproxx.com

Flattering.
epicawesome.com

Not ridiculous at all.
unrealitymag.com

I mean, why should fat people be forced to dress as Kingpin or The Blob?
 
2012-10-09 10:46:04 AM
i49.tinypic.com

fark you Fatties
 
2012-10-09 10:48:34 AM
I was really hoping that this was the thread to come to for sexy Halloween costumes.

Boy was i right!
 
2012-10-09 10:48:35 AM
I'm sorry, is there a different sexy costumes thread going on right now? Is that why this one is so boring and img-free?

/SON.
 
2012-10-09 10:48:36 AM
www.wired.com

SO EAT WE ALL.
 
2012-10-09 10:48:39 AM
Are the people complaining also big Pittsburgh fans?

cdn.ksk.uproxx.com 

/hot... Not!
 
2012-10-09 10:50:44 AM
newspaper.li
 
2012-10-09 10:50:49 AM
i47.tinypic.com

Gonna git ya! SSSSST.
 
2012-10-09 10:50:53 AM
Oh WTF, they have Sexy Ninja Turtles!

Link

I am NOT okay with this.
 
2012-10-09 10:52:04 AM

freetomato: [newspaper.li image 401x271]


Is that chocolate sauce around her lips?
 
2012-10-09 10:52:17 AM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-09 10:53:23 AM
If fat people spent half the time they spent whining about "discrimination" on working to not be a fatty, they would not be fat.

This is almost as bad as the fat news anchor attention whoring for sympathy because some guy emailed her saying if she lost weight, she could be inspiration for many people to do the same.
 
2012-10-09 10:53:36 AM

Tomahawk513: Oh WTF, they have Sexy Ninja Turtles!

Link

I am NOT okay with this.


costumepop.com

Are you ok now?
 
2012-10-09 10:54:00 AM
I'm the first?

cdn2.mamapop.com
 
2012-10-09 10:54:18 AM
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-09 10:55:49 AM
Don't like being "discriminated" against because you're fat?
Lose some weight!
 
2012-10-09 10:57:04 AM
fatchicksinpartyhats.com

Who will win the fatball competition? 
 
2012-10-09 10:59:29 AM

jfivealive: freetomato: [newspaper.li image 401x271]

Is that chocolate sauce around her lips?


I don't know. I bet she'd let you take a taste to find out ;)
 
2012-10-09 11:11:04 AM
They do have a point - the character is fat, and it's not like they don't make plus sized costumes.
On the other hand, a plus sized Ursula costume is just an Ursula costume.
 
2012-10-09 11:13:07 AM

freetomato: jfivealive: freetomato: [newspaper.li image 401x271]

Is that chocolate sauce around her lips?

I don't know. I bet she'd let you take a taste to find out ;)


Mmmm, bet it tastes like that spicy chili pepper chocolate with a slight hint of hobo feet
 
2012-10-09 11:16:09 AM
Not a fan of obese people who act like it's fine to be that way.

Ursula wasn't a slightly overweight person. She was an obeast. She was drawn to be a big, lard-assed monster. Anyone who dresses up as her should be embarrassed if they didn't need some padding to fill the costume.

Most of the world sees our country as fat asses, and this is part of the problem. Fat people here actually complain that there aren't enough things made for fat people. Lose some damn weight.
 
2012-10-09 11:17:46 AM
They are a business.
There isn't much demand for "slutty fat chick" costumes.
 
2012-10-09 11:20:49 AM
Whatever, fatties. When I get a dress shirt (or most t-shirts) I need an XS, which is pretty much unavailable everywhere, but you better believe all places will carry XL, if not XXL and XXXL. I don't write a pathetic blog post about it, I go to another store, or I deal with the size S shirt.
 
2012-10-09 11:23:40 AM

Freudian_slipknot: that's why I generally make my own


This. I can't ever find quite what I'm looking for in any size, so I just make what I want.
 
2012-10-09 11:29:41 AM

Gotfire:
www.wired.com
[www.wired.com image 381x486]


"Aren't you a little fat to be a Cylon?"
"Oh, the uniform. I'm Kierzan Dax and I'm here to eat those Cheetos."
 
2012-10-09 11:31:56 AM
it also tells fat women that in order to be sexy, a character must be made skinny.


Oh my God... the "everyone is beautiful including fat people" movement is actually gaining traction. We need to nip this shiat in the bud, now. The only thing worse than a fat person is a confident fat person.
 
2012-10-09 11:46:13 AM

jfivealive: Tomahawk513: Oh WTF, they have Sexy Ninja Turtles!

Link

I am NOT okay with this.

[costumepop.com image 480x639]

Are you ok now?


I am SO. VERY. TORN.
 
2012-10-09 11:48:13 AM
Now, now... let's not forget there are plenty of sexy plus sized costumes and models in them. "Fat" is a very wide definition, no pun intended:
kidshalloweencostumeideas.org
I'm fairly sure I'd hit every one on that page...
...and Red Riding Hood twice.
 
2012-10-09 12:05:22 PM
When did shiat like this stop being just for kids?

/gave up Hallowe'en candy at 12
//went to whisky and strippers at 13.
 
2012-10-09 12:08:44 PM
I keep checking back for proper well proportioned plus sized models in hot costumes. I may make some contributions after work.
 
2012-10-09 12:19:04 PM
Sorry fatties, maybe next time try a salad and exercise and you wouldn't have to complain about something so stupid and insignificant. I have NO pity for people in a situation that is totally in their control -- the ball is in your court, either you do something about your weight and feel good about it, or you make excuses for why you can't or aren't losing weight. It's as simple as that.

/6'3" 210 pounds, should be at 190
 
2012-10-09 12:28:05 PM

jfivealive: freetomato: [newspaper.li image 401x271]

Is that chocolate sauce around her lips?


Nope. She just got done ATMing Matt when he finished banging Froy.
 
2012-10-09 12:52:40 PM
Fatties have many other costume choices, like Jabba the Hut, or one of the many species of Cetaceans...
 
2012-10-09 01:18:44 PM
Went GIS-ing for some homemade outfits, and I just wanna say... these girls are awesome.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-09 01:52:01 PM
Those poor unfortunate souls.
 
2012-10-09 02:04:44 PM

Fano: Those poor unfortunate souls.


Winner Winner (Supersized) Chicken Dinner.
 
2012-10-09 02:07:20 PM
I'm tired of people biatching that "the media is telling fat women that they have to be skinny to be sexy!!!". It's not the media, it's biology. Fat women are not sexy.
 
2012-10-09 02:26:02 PM
If I remember, the character of Ursula was inspired in part by Divine. So are these ladies complaining that they can't dress up like a plus-sized drag queen?
 
2012-10-09 02:26:10 PM
memearchive.net
 
2012-10-09 02:42:57 PM
radiantlady.files.wordpress.com
 
TWX
2012-10-09 02:46:34 PM

Polyhazard: Went GIS-ing for some homemade outfits, and I just wanna say... these girls are awesome.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 345x540]


About fifteen years ago at a local science fiction convention masquerade show, a mid-life, obsese woman brought down the house with her Ursula costume and song and dance routine. It was literally amazing, and not because of a spectacle of the grotesque. The costume was perfect and apparently she'd worked quite hard to get it that way, getting the tentacles to move properly with the routine and everything.

Surprisingly she beat the "Little Red Riding Hood Revisited", which was a 19 year old hottie in a borderline burlesque little red riding hood outfit with her own routine. This was before the current crop of re-imagined fairy tales.
 
2012-10-09 02:56:08 PM
cdn.smosh.com
 
2012-10-09 03:05:07 PM
aenemated.com

so damn SASSY!
 
2012-10-09 03:05:53 PM
fatchicksinpartyhats.com

This has been in my bookmarks since 2003 and hasn't been updated once. Yet, it's every bit as entertaining as ever.

http://www.fatchicksinpartyhats.com

You can all thank me later.
 
2012-10-09 03:11:19 PM
"oh please! oh i miss my pie so much!"

"it is okay fatty brother!!! we will find a new pie someday!!!

"i will eat you for a pie."
 
2012-10-09 03:14:28 PM

Freudian_slipknot: How about how all of those "sexy" costumes discriminate against long-waisted tall girls?

Everything you see that comes as one piece with a tiny little skirt ends up being basically a long-ish shirt for some of us.

Or maybe it's a sinister plot to make sure we end up walking around pantsless on Halloween!

Motives! Sinister!

Actually, I'd just prefer more costumes that fell into the space between "slutbag prostitute" and "mumu-wearing homeschooler" but that's why I generally make my own.


I'm OK with this.
 
2012-10-09 03:21:32 PM
cgraves67: As a fatty, I'd have to say that I'm ok with sexy costumes only being available to skinnies.

I'll have to second that. I'm not like hover round fat or anything but I have no dilusions that people would want to see me in something skimpy or skin tight.
 
2012-10-09 03:51:23 PM
Shame needs to make a comeback. As someone who needs to lose 25-30 pounds, no one wants to see our figures on display unless it's for comedic purposes. Deal with it or lose weight.
 
2012-10-09 04:11:03 PM
You know... fat girls aren't the only ones who shouldn't dress sexy:
www.forkparty.comwww.newdaynews.com
 
2012-10-09 04:34:52 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: So? Fat people don't have feelings self-respect like you and me.


Fixed.
 
2012-10-09 04:45:37 PM

Oldiron_79: cgraves67: As a fatty, I'd have to say that I'm ok with sexy costumes only being available to skinnies.

I'll have to second that. I'm not like hover round fat or anything but I have no dilusions that people would want to see me in something skimpy or skin tight.


a morph suit, perhaps? (at least your face is covered)

www.costumzee.com
 
2012-10-09 04:54:29 PM
this just popped up at boingboing... this might look better on a 'bigger' girl... who wants a skinny little hamburger?

boingboing.net
 
2012-10-09 04:58:03 PM
fat people are jolly! why all the hate!

didn't RTFA, don't give a damn. i'm a big fat bastard. at my size/weight i can kill someone by tripping them then sitting on their chest for around 10 minutes. dead as a doorknob. and i'll probably be snacking while i do it.

/ass the size of a Volkswagen
//you know you wanna see my weiner!
 
2012-10-09 05:17:17 PM
"We've got literally every girl's costume in the entire god damn universe!"
Girl's Costume Warehouse (language NSFW)
 
2012-10-09 05:47:08 PM
Went GIS-ing for some homemade outfits, and I just wanna say... these girls are awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw-jat5Nl94&list=FLcbJ4C6MO87HU2STWfMD 6 gg&index=54&feature=plpp_video 

/she's...amazing.
 
2012-10-09 05:49:17 PM
 
2012-10-09 06:29:07 PM

Beppo: Went GIS-ing for some homemade outfits, and I just wanna say... these girls are awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw-jat5Nl94&list=FLcbJ4C6MO87HU2STWfMD 6 gg&index=54&feature=plpp_video 

/she's...amazing.


She looks like Wendy suggesting I go face deep into baconator.
 
2012-10-09 06:50:53 PM

FirstNationalBastard: It's okay, they can still dress as Ariel

[happyminutes.blog.com image 500x500]


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-09 07:46:30 PM

KrispyKritter: fat people are jolly! why all the hate!

didn't RTFA, don't give a damn. i'm a big fat bastard. at my size/weight i can kill someone by tripping them then sitting on their chest for around 10 minutes. dead as a doorknob. and i'll probably be snacking while i do it.

/ass the size of a Volkswagen
//you know you wanna see my weiner!


You would probably love to see it, too.

/sorry
/j/k
 
2012-10-09 08:24:52 PM
craphound.comcdn2.team-twilight.com
 
2012-10-09 10:06:00 PM
Fatties are sexy.
 
2012-10-10 09:30:18 AM

MoronLessOff: I keep checking back for proper well proportioned plus sized models in hot costumes. I may make some contributions after work.


Go on...
 
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