Scary is attractive?
Halloween might as well be sponsored by MTV this year.The most popular costumes for 2010 come straight from the youth-dominated music network — and they don’t come cheap. The cast of the Jersey Shore and Lady Gaga top the list of most desirable costumes this year, according to Spirit Halloween, the country’s largest seasonal Halloween retailer.”The abs on the Situation, the hair on Pauly D — these characters lend themselves to being costumes,” said Spirit President and CEO Steven Silverstein.But knocking off a Jersey Shore look will cost considerably more than some time in the gym and a can of hair spray.”You cant look cheap and nasty,” according to Michael Schweiger, who is the agent for Jersey Shore castmember Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio. “Its all designer brands, $200 jeans and the sneakers have to be brand new.” (Source: Most popular Halloween costumes: Jersey Shore, Lady Gaga – Oct. 8, 2010.)
We have com long way when Volkswagen had launched its mini under the slogan “Ugly is beautiful.” But we are not far. To be different we can embrace anything. What a stupidity.