For the 85th year in a row, the ubiquitous Naughty Nurse Costume remains on track for the most popular look for Halloween 2015.
The typical Naughty Nurse Costume features a plunging neckline decorated with a shiny doctor’s stethoscope, and a very short skirt perfect for bending over to assess patients. Knee-high fishnet stockings complete the look, and are the perfect place to store thermometers.
Mass-produced Halloween costumes initially appeared in stores during the 1930s when trick-or-treating become popular in the United States. Since the beginning, Naughty Nurse Costumes have been extremely popular. Women wanted to emulate Nurses Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale, but turned up a notch.
The GomerBlog team asked Nurse Caty Heron about the implications of mocking nurses in their time-honored, selfless, and gritty profession by wearing these Naughty costumes. “In Girl World,” she explains, “Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”
For those hoping for a slutty doctor’s costume, it doesn’t exist. Everyone knows all females in healthcare are nurses.
For those hoping for a standard nurse costume, it was featured in a recent Miss America pageant worn by Miss Colorado Kelly Johnson during her talent competition monologue. The “costume” consisted of a timeless purple scrub set, sneakers, and a pale pink nurse’s stethoscope.