Kids' Halloween Costumes - A Princess, A Witch And A SLUT?
A Witch, A Princess And A SLUT??? - Don't Get Me Started!
Sometimes blogs are worth re-visiting, especially when they are so true. Here's a blog from Some Like It Scott the week before Halloween last year...enjoy!
The warning about this blog is that I quite possibly have become an old person. That's right, I'm probably moments away from complaining about those crazy kids with their long hair and the rock and roll. But continue this I must. Have you seen the Halloween costumes for kids? Well, back in my day we were cartoon characters or your classic costumes, you know, the doctor, the lawyer, the accountant (okay, maybe that was only us Jews and our mothers projecting). I think the craziest my brother and I ever got was when he went as the werewolf from the Groovy Goulies and I think I was Count Chocula. Girls were either witches, princesses or nurses. That was about the extent of the variety. But when I open my door next week and I'm doing the perfunctory, "Oh you're a..." I fully expect to finish that sentence with "...a witch, a princess and a SLUT?" - Don't Get Me Started!
Much like everyone else in the world it's not enough for kids to be Cinderella anymore, they all want to be, "hot". What "hot" is exactly and why a seven year old needs to be it I'm sure I don't know. I'm not a parent but if I was, you can bet my child would not be wearing some of those costumes that are in the store. The "sexy devil" costume or even dressing like Paris Hilton is just too damn much in my opinion. Thing is, that they have them in adult and kid sizes so you can be Slutty McGee and Slutty McGee Jr. Even if you're a stereotypical Jerry Springer guest it disgusts me that some "moms" think it's cute to dress their daughters like trash. And please don't tell me, "Well, she wanted to wear it, what are you going to do?" I'll tell you what you're going to do, you're going to put your foot down and use a word that kids and the sluts they're dressing like aren't familiar with, "NO!" before you end up on Maury having your child yelled at by that guy that wears the sweater vests with no shirt and supposedly shows kids right from wrong. I've got a nutty idea, why don't you parents take matters in your own hands before you have to go to a professional?
But back to the original topic, I can think of plenty of girl costumes that are completely acceptable. There's "Hermione" from Harry Potter, "Barbie" a classic, and finally "The Little Mermaid" (after all, it just came out of the Disney vaults - you know those vaults that open every few years to increase cash flow for the Mouse). It's just the minute I see a seven year old in a jumpsuit trying to be Halle Berry as "Catwoman" or Nicole Richie or God forbid (and I know we're going to see them this year, people) one in a sequined dress with a suitcase trying to be a Deal Or No Deal girl that I'm going to lose it.
In addition, please no children in no costume coming to the door for candy this year. Deal is you have to wear a costume or no deal, no candy and I don't want to know you. If you're not wearing a costume, it's called begging not trick or treating. And I don't want to hear that some parents are too poor to get their child a costume because all it takes is a bandana filled with paper on a stick and some of Dad's old clothes and you've got yourself a classic that most people haven't seen in years, "The Hobo!" I know, I know what you're thinking, "The Hobo" is normally reserved for when you're about fifteen and said you weren't going out but then you realize there's all that candy out there so you quickly reach for the flannel shirt and bandana but dammit, these poor kids need it now, they can't wait until they're fifteen. By the same token, don't send to France for your child's costume spending a thousand dollars either because I'm only going to look at it for maybe ten seconds and then throw a Snickers at it.
I truly hope that I'm wrong. I hope when I open that door there are more Little Mermaids and Elmos then I can throw a stick at but I know I'm going to open that door at some point and say, "A witch, a princess and a SLUT?" - Don't Get Me Started!"
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