As it’s Slut-O-Ween Week on The Gloss, I’ve been trawling the internet for slutty photos in the name of work. Finally, a purpose! In that process,  I stumbled across this trove of National Geographic Halloween costumes from the 1900s. And I can’t get over what slutty sluts these ladies were.

Here I was thinking that dressing like a tramp in the name of costume design was a late 20th Century invention. But in actuality, people of the female persuasion were busy trying to distract men at parties long before Hugh Hefner put a furry tail on a corset and called some ho a “bunny.” Take a look at this preponderance of evidence after the jump.