For many parents, a trip to the costume store can turn into a Halloween nightmare. There is the cost of costumes (average price is about $29) as well as the age-appropriateness of what the store is selling for children.
In her blog post Just Say No to Slutoween that appeared on the Huffington Post, Jenny Witte wrote to encourage parents to seek out costumes that aren't sexually suggestive. Witte wrote about how when she was younger, she was a cat for Halloween—and not a "slutty cat."
In case you missed it, a "naughty leopard" costume was reportedly pulled from the shelves of Walmart. Was it really naughty or was it just the use of that term in the costume's name that made people object?Brighton Patch asked on its Facebook page what readers thought about Halloween costumes for kids.
- Kori Ingersoll Its all the tv shows and music stars that don't teach girl respect of their body and classieness so sad just glade I have boys and we don't have tv in our house.
- Michelle Pennington Galyean Someone posted a link to a toddler costume named "naughty leopard" the other day. Ridiculous!!
TELL US: What do you think about kids’ Halloween costumes—are they too risque or scary? Leave a comment to let us know.