Halloween is a festive occasion loved by most people, especially by those who have creative talents. On this day, being judged for your wardrobe choice is the last thing to worry about. You can dress up as your favorite superhero, cartoon character, or TV personality. No one would bat an eye no matter what look you choose to sport!
Group costumes are harder to pull off, but the process of putting the look together is definitely a lot of fun. And if you have a girl squad, then you can now dress up as one of TV’s most beloved female group – The Golden Girls!
Target has released a line of costumes featuring the looks of Dorothy Zbornak (Beatrice Arthur), Rose Nylund (Betty White), Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan), and Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty), just in time for the upcoming holiday.
Dorothy’s ensemble includes a scarf, wide-leg pants, a black and white blouse, white heels, and a gray wig to complete the look.
Rose’s look comes with her trademark periwinkle dress.
Sophia’s costume is also a dress in a floral pattern.
For the diva of the group, Blanche, customers get a set with a red jumpsuit and a blazer decorated with fall-colored leaves.
Every collection comes with jewelry, and Sophia’s ensemble comes with round-frame glasses. The wigs can be bought separately. For $68.99 each set, you and your girls could go as The Golden Girls in your next Halloween party!
The Golden Girls is one of the most successful sitcoms in American television history. It revolves around the lives of four older women, all widowed, who share a home in Miami, Florida. The show made audiences laugh and cry for seven seasons, and ran from 1985 to 1992. It is also one out of only 4 shows in history whose main actors all won Emmys for their roles.
But what really made the show successful was its “progressive” nature. Aside from the fact that the show was well-written and acted – thanks to the brilliant portrayal of Beatrice Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White – the sitcom is considered as one of the last American TV shows that touched on sensitive topics and real-life issues. People from all walks of life, especially women in their 50s, could relate to the stories of these four characters.
The show also portrayed aging not as something to be avoided, but a part of life that should be celebrated. While the majority of the entertainment industry puts importance in the restoration and preservation of youth, The Golden Girls showed women that aging is a process that should be cherished and embraced.
The show’s premise is also feminist in nature. It shows four women exploring life after marriage and finding companionship in one another. While they occasionally get into fights, the shows message about the importance of family and women supporting fellow women strongly come across in each episode.
There are still a lot of things to love about The Golden Girls, that it is understandable why America almost never wanted it to end back then! Sadly, the sitcom had to be cut when Beatrice Arthur chose to leave the series.
The good news is that we can still watch all 180 episodes of the widely popular sitcom on Hulu. So if you and your squad decide to dress up as The Golden Girls on Halloween, then maybe its time you practice channeling your inner Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia by watching the show!