October 14, 2015

When did Halloween costumes become so slutty for little girls??

I love my girls. Thankfully my oldest likes to wear hunting/zombie killing stuff. Shes going in the Army and when the Zombie Apocalypse hits, shes going to be prepared and happy!
My youngest, shes a girly girl and always has to be cute or pretty ladda ladda. Shes also 10. 
Last year, I made her her own Elsa costume. Hand sewn. Took me 3 months to get it perfect. And she was covered.
I went to Wally-World last week and I was amazed at the girl costume. When the heck did they become so slutty?????

Even in the cartoon, Minnie Mouse was covered more than this kid. (See above pic.) Slutty Minnie is more like it. No way would I let my 10 yo, or even my 16 yo wear that!
The cheerleader costume? Maybe if the skirt was longer and there was more to it! The one above says, to me at least, grown man's dream or pedophile peep show. Am I being over dramatic? I dont think so. Im an definately not a prude and I am a "If you have it, a little flaunt it is ok" type. But on my 10 yo pre-teen and teen, HELL NO!
Slutty Wolf or Covered Wolf? Covered please. And not only because she can bend over and NOT show the world her goods either.
We live in Maine. Its Halloween. We might even have snow, but no matter what, it will be cool or raining if not butt freezing cold! You go out dressed like that, your kid will freeze her girl parts off!
Am I asking too much? I dont think so. Costumes are nothing like the costumes of the past. 

Seriously! Take a look:

Halloween History:

*Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

On May 13, 609 A.D., Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon in Rome in honor of all Christian martyrs, and the Catholic feast of All Martyrs Day was established in the Western church. Pope Gregory III (731–741) later expanded the festival to include all saints as well as all martyrs, and moved the observance from May 13 to November 1. By the 9th century the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands, where it gradually blended with and supplanted the older Celtic rites. In 1000 A.D., the church would make November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead. It is widely believed today that the church was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. All Souls Day was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels and devils. The All Saints Day celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the night before it, the traditional night of Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.


  1. I agree entirely! Why does it have to be "slutty" everything? Especially on little ones?!! I have four boys, so I don't have to worry about their costumes... Good luck!

  2. I agree!! I always pick the outfit for myself that I think is a cool character but it seems the best part about Halloween for most women is just running around half naked. Why does everything have to be sexy? If I had a daughter, she'd be dressing as the tin man every year!

  3. Thank goodness my daughter never wants to buy what they offer in stores. She always wants to make a costume and it always covers the important stuff. The sexy Dorothy costume doesn't even look like Dorothy!

  4. Wow. Seeing these costumes also made me ask the same question. I wish they didn't promote this kind of image for young girls.

  5. Completely agree. Don't know why these costumes are so tight and short. It's a shame that's all my daughter is given to chose from.

  6. Now, we don't do Halloween at all, but I definitely agree with you. Clothing for little girls is bad enough, but when it comes to Halloween, even toddlers are supposed to turn into sexy vixens.

  7. I have always made my own costume! I can't imagine freezing in snow is a costume that covers so little!

  8. I completely agree. Costumes for girls don't have to be slutty. I wouldn't want my granddaughters wearing sexy costumes.

  9. Honestly, I disagree with this rant. We shouldnt be putting girls down saying "oh you cant wear this because it shows too much skin because men cant control themselves". honestly if you have such a huge problem with the Pedophiles peeping, Make a rant about that! Don't shame little girls on wanting to be "Feminine". Im a cosplayer myself, (Pretty much one who dresses up in costume for fun and goes to conventions Like anime expo, comic con etc. ) and I beleive that holloween should all just be fun and not put down for outfits. Yeah I can see why because its cold yeah thats a good reason to rant, Honestly cheerleading outfits at middle schools are VERY VERY Similiar to the costume shown. Honestly if you are making a rant on this? My question is why are you sexualizing childrens costumes just beacause a man cant keep his Business in his pants? also Note I am indeed a female myself so do not think im just another pervy old man trying to get little girls to wear what you call "sexual" Costumes.