Fuck No Sexist Halloween Costumes has started a collection of paired costumes that illustrate an enforcement of the gender binary by the holiday industrial complex (yeah I just made that up). Pairing matched costumes, she shows how dressing up becomes an opportunity to “do” gender difference.
Lots more at the site.
Ghostbusters costumes sent in by @broshenko. Thanks!Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.