I’m not a big fan of Halloween. I don’t slip into a fabulous costume and run from one party to the next. I last wore a costume (punkette; think mid-eighties: teased hair, dark lipstick, dramatic eye make-up, safety pins) and went trick-or-treating at age 11, many many years ago. Of course I think trick-or-treating is fun for kids. However, I’m astonished at costumes I have been seeing in stores lately. Everything seems so… inappropriate. Slutty cowgirl, slutty fairy, slutty witch, all in children sizes. Who buys this stuff? I feel nostalgic. Whatever happened to the homemade unpolished clown or robot costume?