Halloween First Timers
I admit I’m kind of revisiting a recently visited theme here, but the question must be asked: how many crossdressers (or transsexuals for that matter) took the opportunity presented by Halloween, or some other costume appropriate event, to make their first venture into the world in feminine garb? Costumed occasions like Halloween provide a vast wealth of options for not only going out crosddressed but doing so flamboyantly and without shame.
Sexy Nurse? Slutty Cheerleader? Fairy tale character? Disney princess? Hooker? Teacher? Stewardess? Hooters Girl? the list goes on and on and on. Personally, I never really had that kind of chance, but i did have a similar story.
When I was in my teens, one of the favorite fund-raiser activities for school clubs or booster organizations was the “Womanless Beauty Review.” At 16 it was very difficult for me to conceal my great enthusiasm for participation in this event. Of course, the downside was that many of us were reduced to wearing donated clothing, and I found myself stuck in a floor length velour dress that my sainted grandmother would have judged too conservative. As an opportunity to be “the real me” for a couple of hours, it was a crashing failure – but it was still the occasion of my first time to be dressed as a female in front of any other human being. An occasion free from any possibility of being judged “weird” or “perverted.”
Of course, there are other costumed occasions. Mardi gras, for instance, some more or less kind to the idea of a crossdressed costume. But Halloween is surely the most notorious of occasions for dressing up. The trick is, particularly for the deeply closeted, how do you sell the idea that you were “talked into it”? It’s far easier to pull this off if you can blame it on a wife or girlfriend who “twisted your arm,” but even so, the guy who boldly sallys forth (literally!) in a female costume is often the hit of the party and complimented on the boldness of the choice, rather than suspected of having something hidden in the closet.
Surely a huge percentage of CDs and Trans-girls likewise found irresistible the opportunity to “reluctantly” don a costume that allowed them to be female in public for the first time. What’s your experience with this?
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