So, despite what the ‘Mean Girls’ will have you think about Halloween, it’s really not all about getting into a sexy and borderline trashy outfit this Halloween, especially if you’re looking to promote and advocate some Body Positive vibes this year. Halloween costume assembling, for me at least, and actually for a lot of people out there, is all about the creativity and idea that go into creating an outfit which will depict exactly what you’re trying to show with your outfit. It’s not all about who can show the most skin ladies.
However, today’s post is all about finding the perfect outfit for your beautifully curvaceous plus size body, and when I started roaming Instagram and Pinterest for costumes out there that have been trialled and tested for all the plus size babes of this world, I was very quickly intrigued. There’s a certain trend starting with the ensembles that the body positive babes of the net are putting together, and the most notable of them all is how they have such a fabulous nick for creativity when creating their looks, plus, you can really feel the tribute that they’re paying to these characters, who essentially, were some of the first Body Positive babes to grace us with their awesomeness!
In my own personal opinion, I’m actually quite moved by the superpowers that these incredible women are doing to avoid the pre-packed route of Halloween, and end up dressing up like someone that they don’t want to dress up like. By showing your own pride and your personal plus size fashion sense, as well as pulling out all the stops on your Body Positive roots, you’ll look absolutely smashing, and never mind totally inspirational!
Here my top 3 outfit ideas for radically body posi babes that you can transform into your Halloween outfit this year!
Yes, I know, Ursula is essentially the villain in the story, but trust me on this one, for many little chubby kids who grew up watching Disney movies in the early nineties, Ursula was the first ‘fat’ women that we got to see on TV. Scary as it is, she was also the first media representation that showed us what they suggested – that being fat was portrayed as being ugly and ‘bad’.
With the clan of body positive babes fighting the fight of social stigma, there really is just something powerful and enlightening about restoring Ursula and her entire look in the same way that we have restored the word fat, into our vocab!
This outfit needs a serious commitment to some purple body paint, and if you can get some UV Purple Body Paint, that’s even better, imagine how you’re going to stand out at that hot club with your friends. Make sure you can get a silver wig and long black dress, also a shell necklace like this one would be perfect.
I personally don’t think that the famous Peggy Bundy played by Katey Sagal, the was a plus size gal at all, but take one look at the #PeggyBundy tag on Instagram and you’ll quickly see how her ridiculously tacky and wacky style has inspired gals of ALL sizes to take on her wildly crazy outfits. It was actually quite inspirational to see how many ways people are dressing up this look, even the Married with Children show hasn’t aired in over 20 years now!
To pull off this look, accurately, make sure you buy a ton of blue eyeliner and maybe a little glitter, and if you can’t find a Peggy Bundy wig, you could always get some temporary hair dye and go for her orange and fiery look. You’ll obviously need some leopard print leggings too!
I looooove Jessica Rabbit, and I can’t think of any kids from the early nineties that don’t like her, I mean is Ursula, the witch of the Sea, represents everything that is supposedly bad and ugly about being fat, then Jessica Rabbit, shows us exactly why it’s so good to be curvy and voluptuous! To a certain extent, the story-like tale of what is “acceptable” fat and that the hourglass is more privileged, tends to still be a big issue today. Needless to say I love that plus size model, Peach, has reclaimed the Jessica Rabbit look and made it her own, once again, proving that you don’t need to be a skinny stick to be gorgeous!
Find yourself a figure hugging red dress and pair it up with some purple gloves, and make sure you stock up on very red lip liner and lipstick, so you can keep those lips perfectly smooth all night!