Yesterday I posted about how “couples costumes” seemed to inevitably include a man and a woman. Since then I found one top listed online costume seller that doesn’t follow this heteronormative trend, PartyCity. While most are male/female, here are four of the couples costumes they feature:
Interestingly, I didn’t see any costumes for two women, which is consistent with the lesser visibility of lesbians relative to gay men (if, of course, that’s part of Party City’s logic for offering guy-guy costumes in the first place).
UPDATE: Sara P. found an online flyer for iparty that had both guy/guy and one girl/girl “double the fun” costumes: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.