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’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.