Costume prude...

Has anybody else noticed anything a little strange about the Halloween costumes for kids this year?

Maybe I'm just a prude, but if I had a daughter she wouldn't leave the house looking like that, even on Halloween.  It could be that I live in Canada and it's pretty darn cold here (last year it even snowed) but just the idea of having my little girl run around the neighbourhood in a costume that looks like she just came off the stripper pole on theme night is not my idea of a good time. 

When I was a kid, my mom threw a pair of pantyhose over my head and spray painted them green and I went as a martian.  Another year I was Roger Rabbit with socks sewn to a big fuzzy hat on my head.  My costumes were never provocative in any sorts.  In fact, I don't know how a little girl could go out trick or treating in that kind of get up.  It just doesn't make sense to me. 

I don't know, it's probably just me and my desire to keep my 60 pound little boy in toddler clothes because they are so much cuter.  You just can't find a cute hoodie with ears in a size over 6, am I right? Once you hit the size 6 clothing you get clothes covered in skateboarders, football, snowboarding and creepy monsters or sports teams.  I want clothes with fuzzy ears on the hood and cute little collars with embroidered teddy bears.

My poor kid.

Truth is, I am absolutely in love with Old Navy's Halloween costumes (and no they are not paying me to say this!).  This is just coming from my over five years experience of being a mother, which is pretty much the longest I have ever stuck with anything so that makes me an expert of some sort...I think.  These costumes are very warm (no winter jacket over the costume while trick-or-treating), very well made (Mason wore all of his two years in a row), very reasonably priced (get your coupon and you can get them for around $20) and absolutely adorable.  The problem is, the biggest size they are available in is 4T-5T, which is a major problem because this year we are stuck with no Old Navy costume. 

Last night Mason had his Beavers Halloween party, and I was desperate for him to wear his last Old Navy costume one last time.  It is a bat, so not too cutesy, and he loved it.  The problem is, it was a little snug last year, this year he looks like a sausage.  I managed to get it on him and it seemed to be okay for the night, but we are going to have to find another costume before the big day. 

As soon as we walked in the room, I just knew I made a mistake.  The kids instantly made fun of him!  I was in shock.  Of course, they were all dressed as monsters, transformers, pirates, vampires and sluts French maids. One little girl was wearing what could easily be described as the scariest costume I have ever seen. 

It's just so hard for me to let go of the cuteness.  Why do kids have to be so mean?  Back to the costume drawing board for us... *sigh*

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  1. Mason's previous costumes are ADORABLE!!! I can't swallow the cost that parents spend on less than no fabric for those top ones. Though they would be fun as adult costumes.

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