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Did Halloween always used to be an opportunity to dress like a total prostitute?
even the costumes for little girls!!
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Date: 10/19/09 3:59 PM

All I want to say is THIS year even the costumes for 10 year olds have the "sexy witch" instead of just the regular witch!!!
Why can't they just be a witch?
I'm so sick of it.
I'm so glad I have a boy. I can't imagine all the mixed signals my poor daughter would be getting even just looking at Halloween costumes!!

Has it always been this way? I don't remember it being like that at all when I was a young girl.

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Date: 10/19/09 4:06 PM

Okay, I know you're being serious, but this has to be the funniest topic title in a long time.

I haven't seen any "sexy witch" costumes for girls - that's pretty awful!

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Date: 10/19/09 4:10 PM

For the older group. I think it is, I know tonnes of people who go to strange and questionable parties on all hallows eve.

I personally am not a fan of it, but to each their own.

As for little kids. If you're under 18... dress like you're under 18. Thats my thought on it.

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Date: 10/19/09 4:51 PM

I think I've seen some of the 'sexy' costumes for little kids, too. I'm not a parent but I was pretty shocked. They weren't marketed as 'sexy' but they sure looked kind of risque for a kid. Ugh. I mean, do the manufacturers really think people want to dress their kids like prosti-tots? (My brother coined that phrase, I totally love it, and it is sooo apt for the way many 13-yr-olds dress these days.) I mean, really, who are these people that would put their kids in those outfits?

Even when I was 13 or 14 (only about 10-11 years ago), my friends and I wanted to look cute, but not like total hos. Besides, I was still trick or treating til I was like 15 (I cannot resist the call of free candy), and it gets COLD. I actually just dressed up as a bum that last year of trick or treating.

Even for adults... I think that if your costume idea leaves you rather undressed, but is really creative, it's okay to be a little or a lot sexy. But if you're just dressing up in some stupid premade thing, with no cleverness behind it, well, that's just lame - because your only goal is to get away with looking like a skank.
-- Edited on 10/19/09 4:52 PM --

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Date: 10/19/09 4:56 PM

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But if you're just dressing up in some stupid premade thing, with no cleverness behind it, well, that's just lame - because your only goal is to get away with looking like a skank. --

rofl

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Date: 10/19/09 5:04 PM

It's not just Halloween costumes. My husband and I went into a shop for "tweens" thinking we might get a gift certificate for one of his grand-daughters for her birthday. We were completely put off by some of the clothes and walked out empty handed. The last straw was the display of tiny padded underwire push-up bras. What 11 year-old needs a push-up bra!!!??? A training bra, maybe, but not underwires and padding!

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Date: 10/19/09 5:06 PM

FWIW, I do remember some of the "popular girls" back in junior grade dressing as playboy bunnies, French maids, etc for Halloween. Granted, this is a bit older age group than 10-year-olds, but this was around 20 years ago...

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Date: 10/19/09 5:19 PM

So glad you brought this up. I have noticed that trend too and it makes me sad.
Why would a little girl want to dress like a "sexy" anything? It's just wrong. If adults want to skank it up for Halloween, so be it, I guess. But a "sexy witch" for a little girl? Come on. That's just not right.

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Date: 10/19/09 5:35 PM

LOL!!!

We were discussing on another thread the sexy Wizard of Oz costumes Simplicity has now. (Dorothy? NOOOOOOO!!!)

I hate this pattern so much: Gateway Tart for Girls by Simplicity

I've looked at it closely (I have three little girls) and other than being a bit too short, there is nothing inherently skanky about the pattern itself. But what is up with the photo styling??? The makeup, the fishnet stockings, the saucy "I'm only pretending to be innocent" posing? What the...?!? If I was a parent of a modeling child, I would be ticked off to see that a pattern company had vamped up my kid like that!

And what do those pictures say to little girls? "You don't have anything to fill out a corset, hon, so we're going with short skirts and fishnets. It's *pretend* sexy." Blech!!!

I remember a few "sexy" costumes for adults when I was growing up in the 80's, but they weren't the main focus of the holiday. Simplicity certainly didn't have a dozen patterns that are all essentially a take on French Maid, that's for sure!

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Date: 10/19/09 5:38 PM

how funny, i searced halloween on the boards to see if the topic was already started. I though it MUST have been but didn't type in "sexy'. lol

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