Age Appropriate Halloween Costumes for Kids and Teens
Age Appropriate Toddler Halloween Costumes
Halloween Costumes for Kids That Match Their Ages
Is it just me or do some of the Halloween costumes on the market for children seem a little inappropriate? For instance, I don't feel like putting my three-year-old daughter in a skin-tight cat costume is age appropriate in the least. Children are meant to have cute and unique Halloween costumes, not costumes that look like wild clubwear for sorority girls.
So what do we do if most of the Halloween stores and department stores are selling inappropriate children's Halloween costumes? Dig around and look harder for some actual age appropriate Halloween costumes for kids, of course. Sometimes it just takes a little patience and effort.
For toddlers, what's better and more age appropriate than the good ol' ghost Halloween costume? It's conservative and adorable and fun for your toddler, too. The dinosaur costume is another great age appropriate Halloween costume for your toddler, and will keep him/her quite warm in colder climates. Or how about a cutie pie pumpkin Halloween costume for your little girl this year? These three costumes are both age appropriate and inexpensive. If you don't want your toddler looking like an emo vampire or a trashy biker chick, these age appropriate Halloween costumes are perfect ideas for this Halloween.
Inappropriate Halloween Costume for Tweens
Age Appropriate Halloween Costumes for Tweens
Age Appropriate Halloween Costumes for Tweens
These days little girls are dressing more and more older for their age than ever before. It really frightens me to see little ten-year-old girls dressing as if they are twenty-years-old. Don't let your tween daughter dress inappropriately for Halloween this year, find her an age appropriate Halloween costume that is conservative and also cute. There are plenty of options for age appropriate Halloween costumes for tweens on Amazon and elsewhere.
I'll give you a couple clues as to what not to let your tween daughter wear this Halloween:
- nothing with a skirt more than four inches above the knee
- nothing with thigh-high stockings or knee high socks (play it safe with leggings or tights)
- nothing that emulates dirty adult women costumes such as nurses, schoolgirls, kitty cats (see picture to the right), etc.
Check out some of the options to the right, such as the Tribal Spirit Halloween costume for tween girls. It's cute, stylish, and not trashy in the least. I would put my tween daughter in this Halloween costume this year for sure. Another good option is the Cleo cutie Halloween costume for tween girls. Again, age appropriate Halloween costumes for tween girls aren't that difficult to find...just follow the guidelines.
Inappropriate Teen Halloween Costume
Teen Girl Halloween Costumes
If you are as protective of your daughter as I am of mine, we don't want our teen girls going out to a Halloween party or trick-or-treating looking like they're in college and going to a club. So are there age appropriate Halloween costumes for teenage girls? Yes, there are plenty. You can use these guidelines as to what not to buy for your teenage girl as
What NOT to buy for your teen girl's Halloween Costume this year:
- Short short skirts
- fishnet stockings
- lace-up boots
- corsets or generally skimpy tops and dresses
- stiletto (5" or higher) high heels
- any costume that emulates a grown woman's "Sexy" costume (i.e. nurse, cop, maid, mermaid, teacher, schoolgirl, etc)
Again, any costume that mimics the adult women's "naughty" Halloween costumes like nurses, air force girls, schoolgirls, nuns, etc. are not generally age appropriate for a teenage girl Halloween costume. Try to look for stylish costumes that keep your teenage girl's legs and such moderately covered. The partyland valley girl teen costume below is cute, hip, and covers the teenage girl's legs with leggings. The purple witch costume for teenage girls is classic and unique...believe it or not...and will keep your teenage girl looking appropriate for Halloween. Even the gothic mummy Halloween costume is cute and conservative enough for any teenage girl this Halloween.
Age Appropriate Halloween Costumes for Teen Girls
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