Monday, October 12, 2009

Put the wow in pow wow!

I'm not going to complain about the ridiculousness of women's Halloween costumes; it seems to be something everyone has accepted as a fact of Fall. My boyfriend's friend summed it up quite nicely yesterday at the end of a group rant about sexy firefighters and slutty panda bears. "But I fall for it every year," he said. And there you have it.

No, this post is not a rant. I'd simply like to share some stellar copywriting a co-worker pointed out to me on www.spirithalloweeen.com, the most entertaining e-commerce site I've come across, um, ever. Offensive on many levels (and you thought Chief Wahoo was inappropriate), it's like a pun-laden train wreck you can't look away from. I mean, Pocahottie? Brilliant, just brilliant.




"The work is done and it's time to play cowboys and Indians, only this time the Indian picks the cowboys she wants. Put the wow in pow wow and practice some native American rituals in this sexy Pocahottie costume. Is that an ear of corn in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"



"Time to get off the reservation and break away from the tribe in this sexy Dream Catcher costume. He'll want to take you right back to the teepee but you'll want to party and more, and why not? Put the wow in pow wow and go native in this unique costume that shows off your natural beauty."

Did I mention I can't look away?



Okay, this just got depressing...

7 comments:

Kathryn said...

Gee...and no equal time given to the slutty guy-costumes out there? Surely there MUST be some...no??

I wonder if it's guys or gals that make up these catalogs....I cannot imagine....

Duh.

Christina Lee said...

I agree with Kathyrn--duh!! :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I have a blog I'm posting about this issue soon...the whole lack of costumes for those of us who are adults, but don't want to go clubbing on halloween. There's only a small segment of the population for which those costumes are appropriate, yet the costumes seem to take up most of the costume stores these days. When did Halloween turn into a night of people going out half-naked to get drunk and pick up strangers?

WA said...

Oh, my Lord. This is hilarious! I may have to order one of those just so I can call myself Pocahottie.

Wendi
www.wendiaarons.com

Zip said...

How can you dress as a dream catcher... aren't those made of string and hang on your window? I guess you could do that with this gal... I think the heels really make the outfit.

Stephanie Faris said...

There's an award for you on my blog today:

http://stephie5741.blogspot.com/2009/10/and-award-goes-toyou.html

RenRexx said...

It kind of reminds me of the one scene in Mean Girls when one of the girls shows up at her friend's house and asks "What are you supposed to be?" and the other responds "I'm a mouse, duh" by pointing at the ears on her head.

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