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Old 10-31-2011, 07:10 PM
Status: "Fall is in the air!" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I have yet to see an explanation or excuse for the little girl costumes designed by pedophiles. October is cold, and yet 90% of the little girl costumes expose as much flesh as possible.
Not here. You have to design a costume that will fit over a ski jacket. Now the teen girls and 20 somethings like to look a little slutty. But, it's dress-up!

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Glad you mentioned this. I've never seen a child wearing a slutty costume in my neighborhood or my children's schools either.
Nor have I among the younger crowd, and I've only heard about the older ones from my daughters.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: In a house
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When I was growing up, either my mom, or I, or both of us together, made my halloween costume. Bought costumes were only for people who were unfortunate to have a parent who wasn't capable of making a custom one for their own child. Most kids had hand-made costumes. And those who couldn't afford the material for something nice, would get some charcoal, wipe it all over themselves and their clothes, fill an empty whisky bottle with apple juice, and go as a bum. Normal people didn't BUY costumes.

When we had costume contests at parties, it was to celebrate the unique and original - not to award someone for having the most detailed store-bought zombie or Darth Vader mask.

As I grew older, I continued making my costumes. I'd often cheat - I'd buy a goth gown from Hot Topics, add some ribbon and other decoration to it, and go crazy with the stage makeup on my face, and do something unnatural with a wig. For several years, my costume was the same silk gown I got married in. Except, I dyed it black in the clotheswasher, and dye doesn't stick to silk satin very well so it ended up an amazing pewter-purplish color. I added black mesh gussets to the sides and embroidered them with gold spider webs, painted gold spider webs all over the front and back, ripped the hem and the arms, wore a waist-length black cleopatra wig, kohled up my eyes, reddened my lips, and went to a party with this ridiculously huge "bejeweled dagger" (an antique, oversized letter opener with crystal cabachons on the handle). That was when I was in my 30's.

I grew up with home-made costumes, I entered adulthood and continued into it with homemade costumes. There exists no store-bought costume that has ever, or will ever, impress me. What's sad, isn't the selection that kids have at these stores. What's sad, is that the parents encourage their kids to get store-bought costumes at all, and don't make them for them. Or better yet - WITH them. Halloween CAN be a magical time for the whole family. It's a real shame that some parents just pull out their Mastercard and call it a day.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Trick-or-treating should be left for children, but Halloween is not a holiday exclusively for children. I actually got married on Halloween with a themed wedding.

Dressing children up in inappropriate costumes is a parenting failure; however I haven't actually seen children wearing these supposedly terrible costumes everyone talks about. Our town does a trick-or-treating thing in the afternoon for families with small children and it's a mix of superheroes, princesses, fuzzy animals, and gouls/zombies.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:54 PM
Status: "Fall is in the air!" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Trick-or-treating should be left for children, but Halloween is not a holiday exclusively for children. I actually got married on Halloween with a themed wedding.

Dressing children up in inappropriate costumes is a parenting failure; however I haven't actually seen children wearing these supposedly terrible costumes everyone talks about. Our town does a trick-or-treating thing in the afternoon for families with small children and it's a mix of superheroes, princesses, fuzzy animals, and gouls/zombies.
We had 21 trick or treaters tonight. Not a s*l*u*t among them!
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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I had a thread last year about the slutty costumes in stores, especially for teen girls. Who actually would buy their daughter such an outfit? My dd had some ideas, such as Little Bo Peep, but wouldn't even try the costume on, and I didn't blame her, she looked like a hooker!

The costumes for small children are nice, like at the Disney Store, I got dd some great outfits, such as Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, etc, but then she outgrew the Disney stuff. but that doesn't mean at age 13 she turns into a ****!

I'm not very good with sewing, crafts, etc, but I pulled together some great costumes at thrift stores. Just get some old clothes and use your imagination---better than letting costume designers with dirty minds use their "imagination"

I wonder, does anyone actually buy those '****-in-a-bag" costumes?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Abbey's Road
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Not only did we have NO ****ty costumes we had NO Disney princesses. Obviously the young people of my state aren't being morally corrupted by either the porn film industry or the Disney Machine.

Shocking, I know, but I felt it was my duty to report the truth.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:30 PM
 
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Halloween is for everybody's enjoyment. And Halloween is not to blame for "slutty" costumes spreading to little girls, heck clothes have been doing that for quite some time now. Kids tend to get scared of scary stuff, this has nothing to do with adults' enjoyment of Halloween and creation of Halloween culture. I don't think even at age 12 my brother could have handled a scary movie (he's still not fond of them now).
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:03 AM
 
Location: California
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I had princesses, cats, disney characters, an awesome wearwolf, and a kid with a box on his head come to my door tonight. Nobody looked over the age of 10.

I went to a ladies group party on Saturday and nobody dressed slutty. Of course we are all over 50 so that might explain it

My D 24 had a party to go to and was struggling to figure out what to wear. When I pointed out that she had several costumes that she accumulated during college she told me those were "slutty" and she didn't want to do that anymore. She ended up being a zombie.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:49 AM
 
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What I hate is how everyone always thinks everything has to be suitable for kids...
Or suitable for people who don't like things out of their comfort zone.

If everything was acceptable for kids, then what would adults have to do, watch, listen to or wear?

Obviously the slutty halloween costumes are NOT for kids, just because it fits your kids does not mean it IS for your kid.
I am the size of MOST middle schoolers to 9th/10th graders, I am a 6-8 in the adult costumes, so would most young teen age girls, does that mean its for them? No, it certainly does not.
Gore is another thing, its not for younger children but obviously adults can handle it.

Holidays are for everyone, Halloween is for everyone, little kids etc have their costumes, adults have their costumes, kids have their parties and adults have their parties too.

I would certainly hate to live in a world that was centered on children and being child safe, everything be ok for a child to see, hear, whatever.
I'm an adult, I want MY entertainment geared for my age.

If you don't like something don't expose your child to it, and if you see it out in public then use it as a "here's what you don't do" moment.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:21 AM
 
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Listen tot he radio this morning and they have things like "What happens on Halloween stay on Halloween" One discussion was about a dad who "hooked up" with his daughters best friends mother at a party. But it was Ok because it is Halloween. Another station was telling a gal that it was OK for her to forget about and not call or see again a guy she had sex with while in costume at a party. "he probably does not even know who you are, and after all it was Halloween, what can he expect?"
Its the radio stations and TV's job to create drama, sleeze, shock factor to gain listeners and viewers. This is not the norm, however sadly many viewers and lisenters with todays "got to be the coolest and hippest pop culture" will try to mimic these things cause there favorite "reality star" is doing it.

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Why does Halloween have to become a day of sleaze and psychotic gruesomeness?
My above statment can answer some of this.

Yes, it seems slutty and sleeze are getting to be the standard now, and the age group that gets introduced to it seems to keep getting younger.
best thing I can say is as a parent, dont give in to it, find non slutty and non gory customes.
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