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2012-10-09 10:39:10 AM  
4 votes:

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 12:19:04 PM  
3 votes:
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 02:42:57 PM  
2 votes:
radiantlady.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-09 11:31:56 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:17:46 AM  
2 votes:
They are a business.
There isn't much demand for "slutty fat chick" costumes.
2012-10-09 11:16:09 AM  
2 votes:
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 11:11:04 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:53:36 AM  
2 votes:

Tomahawk513: Oh WTF, they have Sexy Ninja Turtles!

Link

I am NOT okay with this.


costumepop.com

Are you ok now?
2012-10-09 10:22:26 AM  
2 votes:
Because fatties AREN'T sexy.

/go be fat somewhere else.
2012-10-09 10:21:06 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:14:09 AM  
2 votes:

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

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I never watched the movie, is this scene from the end, after she has been married a few years?
2012-10-09 10:09:21 AM  
2 votes:
The "Sassy Ursula" offered in their "Fabulous Flirts" collection

...is clearly not meant for fat chicks.
2012-10-09 04:58:03 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:34:52 PM  
1 votes:

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


Fixed.
2012-10-09 03:51:23 PM  
1 votes:
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.
TWX
2012-10-09 02:46:34 PM  
1 votes:

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

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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 02:07:20 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:52:01 PM  
1 votes:
Those poor unfortunate souls.
2012-10-09 01:18:44 PM  
1 votes:
Went GIS-ing for some homemade outfits, and I just wanna say... these girls are awesome.

25.media.tumblr.com
2012-10-09 10:55:49 AM  
1 votes:
Don't like being "discriminated" against because you're fat?
Lose some weight!
2012-10-09 10:54:18 AM  
1 votes:
i49.tinypic.com
2012-10-09 10:53:23 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:39:02 AM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-09 10:36:34 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:30:53 AM  
1 votes:

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

[happyminutes.blog.com image 500x500]


Is that Ariel Rounded MT Bold?
2012-10-09 10:30:45 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:23:17 AM  
1 votes:
Does b*tching and moaning burn calories? Because then your problems would be over.
2012-10-09 10:18:58 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:13:02 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:12:24 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:07:40 AM  
1 votes:
As a fatty, I'd have to say that I'm ok with sexy costumes only being available to skinnies.
 
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