I thought Halloween meant dressing up, not UNDRESSING!

by Raylene on November 1, 2011 · 8 comments

Since when does dressing up for Halloween mean wearing half the clothes you normally wear (or less!)?

Halloween isn’t my favorite ‘holiday’ to begin with, but I won’t go into all of that right now.

Halloween seems to have become a time when you can throw off all your inhibitions and walk around scantily-clothed in whatever fantasy attire you choose. It’s more like Sleaze-o-ween.

All of a sudden, nurses are no longer in working scrubs, but in tiny skirts and tight-fitting cleavage-bearing shirts. Pirate wenches wear laced boustierres and scrappy mini-skirts (thank you, Penelope Cruz, aka Angelica Teach). Fairies sport fish-net stockings under their cover-nothing tutus, with wings attached to their tube-tops. Naughty cops, naughty school girls, naughty super heros, naughty naughty naughty!

The adults are bad enough, but now the children’s costumes are mimicking those adult costumes.

Kids Halloween Costumes

Is this costume for a Candy Corn witch age-appropriate? Is it appropriate at any age?

I saw little girls in corsets and strapless princess gowns and barely-there ripped-to-shreds zombie threads. Tweens in witches skirts with zig-zag hemlines to their thighs; Cleopatras in see-thru white tunics; Playboy bunnies… Teens as go-go-girl hippies (which doesn’t go together anyway) in micro-mini skirts and halter tops and platform knee boots; Catwoman, in full cat-suit and stilettos…

Really, people? We let our young girls walk out in those costumes?

I say, if we’re going to dress up for Halloween (or other occasions), let’s USE our imaginations, rather than leaving NOTHING to the imagination.

Seriously, Halloween is for dressing up, NOT for undressing!

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1 Coffee Lovin' Mom November 1, 2011 at 11:34 AM

YES!! I completely agree with this post! Even the costume I bought for my 7 year old had a very low neckline and had to have a shirt underneath so not to expose parts she doesn’t even have…I think I will be going homemade next year..

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2 RoryBore November 1, 2011 at 1:02 PM

My niece wore the candy corn outfit, she’s 13 and VERY tall!! you can imagine the length of the skirt on her. I think the idea of the costume is cute….but yeah, would it have killed them to add some spare scraps to the bottom!

If an adult wants to be the “naugthy” nurse, well, you’re an adult. whatever. but no reason for the costumes of young girls to mimic their choices. Even I was the “bad” verision of a Lallaoopsy doll (my daughter was the real mccoy)….but I tried not to go too overboard. I wore a camisole under the low blouse to ensure no treaters saw my “tricks”.

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3 SoberJulie November 1, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Oh I so agree! There is a time and place for everything and anyone below 18 shouldn’t be dressed like that.
If only we wanted our children to stay children for longer….

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4 Christine November 2, 2011 at 6:42 AM

I so AGREE!! Its crazy what I see our young ones wearing!! Its part of the reason that I’m not ready to even consider letting my little ones dress up. Its no wonder that the young women these days have no sense of self worth when they are trained to give it up with the sleazy clothes.

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5 KerrieLynn November 2, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Well said! My oldest daughter (just turned 13) decided at the last minute to go out trick or treating some friends (this will be her last year of trick or treating), we were shopping for costumes the night before Halloween I was surprised to find that there was still a big selection to choose from……however I was also surprised at how scanty the costumes were. My daughter is still short (under 5 feet tall) but she has a very mature female form. We finally had to settle on a costume that she could wear something underneath of it so she would not be showing off all that God gave her.

~KerrieLynn
http://www.KLsCupboard.com

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6 Amberr Meadows November 2, 2011 at 9:39 AM

Your post is everything that’s been on my mind. We went costume shopping, and the children in the item discription were posed a little “flirtish” and downright sexy in some. I found it appalling. My kiddo went as a tasteful “baterina”. I will never allow her to walk out of the house in some of those costumes out there.

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7 Monica of TG Bears November 2, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Great post! And then people wonder when something happens to their “little” girls who are allowed to walk on the street in almost nothing.

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8 Naomi A. November 2, 2011 at 7:01 PM

This is our first halloween in our new neighborhood, and I was so glad to find all modestly-dressed kids come to our door! Last year when we were living somewhere else, we got tons of teenagers who I guess had parents who thought “If it’s a Halloween costume, it doesn’t count as ‘immodest.'”

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