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American Apparel Thinks You Should Dress Like a Jellyfish For Halloween


Dov Charney's porn-y, financially distressed empire of overpriced basics is the perfect place to look for Halloween costume pieces, and the folks at American Apparel know it. They even have a virtual costume shop featured on their website with suggestions as to fun costumes to sport come the 31st. And while some are kind of clever (maybe it's because we've just re-watched the underwater creature episode of Life on the Discovery Channel the last night, but the jelly fish is cute and unexpected), most are pretty cliche or downright non-sensical. I mean, it wouldn't be American Apparel if there weren't some sort of 'sexy ____' or 'dead _____' costume involved, and they delivered with the Sexy Nun and the Dead Ballerina (very Black Swan). We've seen a lot of ridiculous 'sexy' costumes, but the sexy nun is pretty out there.

Then there are the costumes that just plain don't make sense. Um, the Lonely Lady? What does that mean? It's just a chick in lingerie. In our experience (not that we have much), a 'lonely lady' wearing lingerie is a euphemism for prostitute, no? And what about Slumber Party? That's not a costume, in our book. We don't even really understand how one can dress as a 'slumber party'. And the Plastic Dolls look is just an excuse to show off your hot bod one last time before you pile it on for winter. Ah, well. We gotta give them props for trying, but we know that there are better suggestions out there to make sure you're the most memorable belle of the ball this season.

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