Tara Reid’s Halloween costume was basically a bra and undies


Tara Reid got into the holiday spirit at Maxim magazine’s Halloween Party on Saturday by decking herself out in the Greek Goddess costume above. You can tell she’s a Greek Goddess because that’s what she said on her Instagram. Her ensemble involved a black and gold bra and a black… belt? What should we call that bottom bit there? Maybe a mutilated towel? She finished her look off with a gold laurel headband, acrylic wedges and a whole bunch of skin.

I am having a hard time pinpointing exactly which Greek Goddess she is. My first thought was maybe she is Artemis and Tara just covered her breast because she’s so modest. But the gold laurel screams Nike, doesn’t it? And the stick-straight hair? Clearly historical accuracy was her main goal. I love that the writer of this Daily Mail article whipped out all of Tara’s cinematic efforts as descriptors, just in case anyone might forget where they’d seen her before. Tara spent a lot of time posing for the photographers on the red carpet, at one point moving her hair out of the way so they could get a decent cleavage shot. You know what? If she is still generating this kind of interest on the red carpet – then go get yours, girl. Since I defend Ariel Winters right to dress however she wants, I shouldn’t comment on this patchwork of sewn-together cocktail napkins.

The party sounded like a real humdinger, too – I’m sorry I missed it! Also attending were Monica Sims, Stefanie Knight, Rachel McCord, Nicole Williams, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills stars EJ Johnson and Dorothy Wang, professional hanger-on Casper Smart, Drake’s dad Dennis Graham, Reality stars Aubrey O’Day and Pauly D and Dancing with the Stars pro Sharna Burgess. Okay, now go back and read that list again but take a shot every time you say “who?” Chris Brown came dressed as himself and likely won the Most Frightening Costume of the night. You can see more pictures here. In Tara’s defense, they all wore about the same amount (or lack thereof) of clothes.



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  1. JEM says:

    My eyes, my eyes!

  2. Lenn says:

    I know we are not supposed to bodyshame a skinny woman, but these images, the way her body is malnourished, is very troubling.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Yes! Some people think just being skinny, means that you have a good body. Tara proves this isn’t true. You can be skinny and still look bad. There is a big difference in having a healthy body and this!

    • lannisterforever says:

      She does NOT look healthy, and it’s not even about her weight.

    • swak says:

      Pointing out that she does not look healthy is not body shaming. She really doesn’t look healthy and it’s worrisome.

    • Kitten says:

      I’m definitely not accusing you of body-shaming.
      But I just wanted to (gently) point out that if she IS suffering from an ED, saying that she’s “too skinny” is precisely the kind of validation and encouragement that she’s looking for.

      Not that you can win that battle. If you commented that she was looking “healthier” she would likely see that as a reason to starve herself further (because it would mean that she’s failing) so…yeah.

      • ariadne says:

        You’re completely right, often nothing you say to a woman with any kind of ED about her body is going to help her. The only comment I’m ever ok with is a comment about me looking fitter, but only if I feel I’ve been exercising enough, otherwise I get suspicious.

        I sometimes think the best thing would be if people just in general stopped talking about women’s bodies so much so people didn’t feel so scrutinised but that’s not happening anytime soon

      • Kitten says:

        “I sometimes think the best thing would be if people just in general stopped talking about women’s bodies so much so people didn’t feel so scrutinised but that’s not happening anytime soon.”

        I truly could not agree with you more, yet I also recognize that we’re on a gossip blog and realistically, people will comment.

        It still hits a bit too close to home for me though because as an ED-sufferer, I get crazy-uncomfortable when people talk about my body. But as I said, there’s just no winning…I can’t rightfully blame others for innocent comments nor can I blame them for my own body-image issues.

      • ariadne says:

        I actually don’t blame gossip blogs so much for any of my issues (although it’s different for celebrities) because you can always choose not to look; what bothers me personally is women around me constantly talking about one another’s bodies and scrutinising the most minute changes in other people’s appearance.

        I asked my mother how a family friend was the other day and she said ‘she’s put on a lot of weight’. It really annoyed me because I just wanted to know how the lady was in general – she’s a fascinating, creative person who works in my line of work and I’m always interested to hear about her, but all I got were mildly snide comments about her looks.

  3. anna says:

    Lol @ Chris Brown going as himself and therefore being the most frightening.
    I just learned on the radio that anorexia nervosa is defined, among other things, by the lack of a goal-weight. it’s about going even lower, not about reaching a certain weight and staying there, like with most bulemia-patients. i’m mentioning it because Tara looks so emanciated, but she’s looked like that for some time now, meaning she’s stable at a very low weight. she obviously likes how she looks without clothes. so what do we have here if it’s not anorexia? body-dysmorphia? anyway, the costume is awful. she should have dressed as a happy skeleton.

    • Lisa says:

      A goal weight is planned and accomplished, then a new goalweight is set.

      • Jennah says:

        Anorexia happens because the brain has misidentified food as a threat, it’s not anything anyone really controls, even if it seems like they are.

        In the 1700s, people were anorexic too, but the explanation they gave was that an empty vessel was purer for God.

        Many went on to become Catholic saints. Our world is messed up, no doubt, always has been always will be.

        I feel for Reid.

      • @ Jennah
        Thanks! That was an interesting comment.

      • detritus says:

        Eating disorders are very different culturally too.
        For example, in Japan they present very differently, and the end goal is often different as well.

    • detritus says:

      Not sure who’s definition that is, but the DSM V doesn’t list that as necessary.
      There is a certain point in anorexia that you stop losing weight, it’s the organs and stuff that start to go around then.

      There is also EDNOS, a blanket term for eating disorder not otherwise specified.

      • Alix says:

        @detritus, could you elaborate on eating disorders in Japan? I’m interested to know how they differ there.

      • detritus says:

        I read a wonderful and long article about it a few years ago, which I cannot find now for the life of me.

        It went through a few case studies in Japan before the 1970s. Basically anorexia evolved in a different form due to different societal pressures and presented very differently. The women were not necessarily consumed with being ‘thin’, often they wanted to disappear completely. This is my vague recollection, but there is a lot of information regarding the differences published in scholarly journals, often with quite a bit of Western is the BEST focus, but some are delving into the idea that Asia doesn’t give two flying f*cks about what white ppl think.

        Here’s a link to a peer reviewed journal article – I don’t think this is behind a paywall, but I’m on campus now so I may be wrong.

        ” our review of eating disorders in Asia suggests that an understanding of the diversity and distinctiveness of the individual countries and cultures that comprise ‘Asia’ is crucial to understanding the emergence and rise of EDs across this vast region, suggesting that eating disorders are not culture-bound or culture-specific, but rather culture-reactive. ”


      • Alix says:

        Thanks for the info!

    • Jennah says:

      My daughter has an ED and there is a wonderful site called YourEatopia which explained to me everything you could ever want to know about anorexia, bulimia, or any other eating disorder. EDs are truly horrible and awful conditions for the sufferer and their families, and I was surprised to learn that you can have an eating disorder even if you are not super skinny.

      • detritus says:

        Jennah I’m sorry to hear that. By taking an active interest in her health you are already providing a much more positive atmosphere than many teens with ED have.
        I hope her battle with ED goes well, having your support is an immeasurable benefit.

        Your point is very true, weight is not always an indicator of disordered eating.

  4. Snowpea says:

    This woman epitomises the way Hollyweird chews up beautiful young girls and spits them out when they are done with them.

    Reid was a wholesome, stunning young lady circa American Pie days but has since spiralled into a brittle shell of her former self. Hollywood should hang its head in shame the way it decimates the hopes and dreams of erstwhile stable, shiny, beautiful young people.

    • tanakalee says:

      Well said!

    • mb12 says:

      Yes, it’s very sad what she’s done to herself.
      I am befuddled as to how a young actress who once looked healthy and quite pretty, who had a nice start to her career (I remember her small part in the Big Lebowski, she was funny and very pretty) has ruined herself so badly. It’s sad really.
      I saw her at the beach about three years ago, she was so thin it was shocking and she looks way older in person, her face looks way older than her years. I thought she was a senior citizen trying to look young, until I took a good look and saw for sure that it was Tara Reid.

    • minx says:

      She was in Scrubs for awhile and had real comic talent.

    • Bridget says:

      Reid was never wholesome. She was always a hard partier.

    • kibbles says:

      Hollywood isn’t a good environment for 95% of the people living there. That being said, even as a D list star she is doing better than most working actors. She probably has a net worth of a few million and still gets invited to events such as this one. since she barely works she can enjoy her life as a party girl. It’s sad and pathetic when you consider she should be well past that stage in her life, but it’s her choice. With the money she has she could be doing something more productive and respectable.

  5. Margo S. says:

    She looks so unhealthy!!!!!!

  6. Darkladi says:

    Hell to the no

  7. lightpurple says:

    She’s wearing a watch. Is there a Greek goddess of time?

  8. Seraphina says:

    Goddesss of Trash and bad taste was never in any of my Greek Mythology classes not stories.

    • Wellsie says:

      I thought she was intending to be a garbage goddess and had dirt or mud smudged all over her body. Halloween costuming to raise awareness of climate change/landfills. Didn’t occur to me for a second she was going for straight up goddess…

  9. LiterallyaShambles says:

    This write up is amazing, her spray tan is terrible, and the reason she looks “emaciated” and “unhealthy” is that she had some kind of botched stomach surgery back in the day.

    • Alix says:

      Also, her implants are super-obvious because of the lack of any fat on her upper body — bolt-ons over her ribs, basically. I think she’s the goddess of trashy lingerie…

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      She had a botched liposuction, which she later had corrected. She looks unhealthy because she is thin in the extreme.

  10. Clare says:

    Guys come on…she is neither the first nor last basic girl to dress like this on Halloween – are we really expecting historical accuracy here? I agree that she looks utterly ridiculous, but the randomness of her Halloween costume doesn’t bother me – I don’t expect class, modesty, or accuracy from it.

  11. Lisa says:

    I think it is so interesting that she was insecure enough to have multiple plastic surgeries, yet feels comfortable to show her body after those botched and badly done surgeries.

    • kibbles says:

      Because in Hollywood, being unhealthily thin with botched lipo and bad breast implants is considered more attractive than a size 12 woman who is healthy, doesn’t starve herself, and has no cosmetic surgery. This is the type of image that gets circulated to women and makes them think they have to run that extra mile or skip a meal so they can look like this.

  12. eggy weggs says:

    She kind of looks like a featherless bird. You can almost see her innards. Pobrecita.

    • Willa says:

      Omg. 🙁

    • Pandy says:

      YES! You’re right, she does! We had a few fall out of the nest in my backyard and yes, that’s the look. isn’t it Michael K from Dlisted who calls it Slutoween? About right. And that really is the D List at that party. Geez.

  13. Victoria1 says:

    Maybe I’m naive, but was Halloween once a time to wear silly costumes or actual scary ones? I don’t get the whole “sexy (insert whatever costume)”

    • mb12 says:

      I don’t mind the sexy costumes, if they are flattering and/or look good on the person. IMO It’s fine to wear a sexy costume, if it looks good on the person, the problem is poor Tara looks ill and the costume is not that great. imo

  14. Sinewy is the word that comes to mind here.

    • annknows says:

      I’m not sure why but ‘gamy’ is the first thing that comes to my mind. Lol i don’t know why.

  15. Lalu says:

    I don’t think it is “shaming” to state the obvious. At a certain age being really skinny makes you look older than your years.
    Just gaining 5 pounds would take a couple years off of her.
    Tara is one of the people I just can’t judge and take no pleasure in making fun of. It seems like she has some deep issues.

  16. Barrett says:

    I’m sick of this. Girl I went to high school with dresses like a hooker ever Halloween. Fine why post it like crazy for attention? Her corset was so low her nipples were just about out. Waiting for a wardrobe malfunction every year!

    Shameless self promotion but it back fires, looks thirsty…

  17. Bridget says:

    Tara must have had some additional corrective work done, because she looks like she’s really feeling herself.

    As for the skimpy costume… you don’t show up to the Playboy Halloween party in something full coverage. At least she’s wearing a costume and not body paint.

    • Kitten says:

      Did you notice the pic she chose of herself on the IG link?
      Not coincidental that she chose one that makes her look as skinny as possible.
      I’m not trying to be mean about it, I just feel bad for her…

      • detritus says:

        The signs are really obvious when you know what to look for unfortunately. I just hope she gets help.

      • Bridget says:

        She strikes me a “prefers to drink her calories” person. Who then gets no nutrients.

  18. Freyja says:

    She looks like she’s 60. 10-20 lbs would look good on her, but I know you can’t just put on weight with an ED like that. Unfortunately, she seems far past the point of self help.

  19. AuntSass says:

    Ugh she is gross. Put clothes on. That tan is so muddy. Just NO.

  20. NeoCleo says:

    There’s something almost touching about her. I feel for her for her.

  21. hey-ya says:

    …re Casper…!!!…re Aubreys dad…😴…didnt Neyo use to be like a major recording artiste…

  22. Lolo says:

    She has a good “frame” – long legs and torso. But she’s obviously anorexic. I’m saying that not because she’s thin (there are lots of slender healthy women, like Gal Gadot), but because of the quality of her skin/muscles. Her body looks “malnutritioned”.

  23. KBeth says:

    Poor Tara, she really can’t look like anything but trash.

  24. EsS says:

    I take issue with her toes protruding over the shoes. This has always grossed me out and ruined any look. On the subject of Tara, I just feel empathy for her.

  25. pinetree13 says:

    Man, wear a skimpy costume sure but we should at least be able to tell what you are! Also I don’t see anything wrong with her body other than the bad bolt-ons which she can’t do much about now. She’s clearly holding her stomach in for the photos and while she is skinny I don’t think she’s necessarily anorexic or anything like that. I also don’t think she looks horrible for her age. I confess I’ve always had a soft spot for her so I do feel some of these comments are over-the-top mean.

  26. Roller74 says:

    She should have dressed up as a Big Mac with a side of fries, ’cause this girl needs to eat food NOW! All the plastic surgery she’s had done in the past, it’s caused her poor body to look deformed, especially in the stomach area. What a shame 🙁 Makes me sad to look at her.

  27. Meg D says:

    I feel so bad for her, she seems so nice. But at least she’s not a Lindsay Lohan level.

  28. Mollie says:

    photo after photo of her just seem so sad. Not body shaming. It’s that she doesn’t understand how to dress her body.

  29. Bridget says:


  30. Timbuktu says:

    I did not realize a flat stomach could look so bad. Is that because of tummy tucks or what? Coupled with a spotty tan that makes her skin look dirty, wow… I did not think a person that thin could look so unfortunate.

  31. A Fan says:

    “Tara Reid’s Halloween costume was basically a bra and undies”

    [*Aren’t most of them?*]