This year I have once again been given the honour of being permitted to buy my kiddies Halloween costumes. They were all gracious enough to wait until the last week of September before dragging me to the stores in search of the “Perfect” costume. You would think with so many children there would be costumes floating around from previous years – and there are, but of course this year they are “out” “too small” and “ruined” therefore, new ones need to be brought in.
So off I went with five excited children a bored 13 year old, and hungry twins. Arielle who just turned 8 informed me she wanted a Monster High costume. I told her to knock herself out and go find one. She did. She showed me. I wanted to knock out the person who designed the damned thing. What is going on? Since when is Halloween the okay day/night to dress our daughters up so inappropriately? She is 8 not 18! This is the costume she showed me:
I have had enough issues with this child already and don’t really need to add sexually provocative to the list as well thank you. I told her it wasn’t exactly appropriate and asked her to please find another Monster High outfit that covered a bit more of her body. “besides” I explained, “you don’t want to freeze while trick or treating.” She went searching, and I continued to be disgusted at what I was seeing. Did you know that you can’t dress up as a witch without looking like a prostitute?
You can’t be a Kitty unless you are a sexy one? Whatever happened to costumes such as Princesses, cute kitty’s, monsters, and witches that were not so attractive and scary? It is bad enough that our children are no longer so innocent by the time they reach the ripe ol’ age of 11 or 12 but do we really have to take away our younger children’s innocence just because it is Halloween?
She found another costume and showed me. I exchanged it for one that was a few sizes bigger. At least the dress would go past her knees and I will make sure she wears pants under it – not nylons, and she will wear running shoes – not heels.
What are your thoughts on Halloween costumes? Would you let your daughter wear some of these costumes? Whats the most outrageous costume you have seen?
Until next time,