Halloween is upon us and I'm was determined this year to go ahead and get Jack's costume so I would not be scrambling to do so a week before Halloween. I remember thinking last year that surely Jack would be able to tell me what he wanted to be for Halloween this year. Well, we're not quite there yet. I also have to take into account that Jack's world revolves around the following:
Thomas the Tank Engine
Since I'm not sure if he'll even recognize other costumes, I'm tried to dress him in one of the ones mentioned above. I wanted his costume to have meaning to him, even if it means he's Thomas for the second year in a row.
It didn't work that way. Conventional costumes set off tactile sensory meltdowns, so we've resorted to putting him in pajamas that look like a skeleton, because to him, it just feels like PJs. Does he realize what a skeleton is, or that he's even wearing a costume? No, but that's okay.
That being said, in the pursuit of cute (costumes, that is), I found several that are definite losers.
Of course, we can't leave the little girls costumes out of this. Why? Because, not unlike the costumes they produce for Moms (which are overwhelmingly skankified), little girls costumes border on the ridiculous, too.
8. Lady Gaga. I'm not sure I'd really consider her an appropriate person for a little girl to emulate, unless your idea of a bright future is wearing meat dresses, underwear as appropriate attire, and heels that resemble male genitalia. Just saying.
10. Chamber Maid. When I was looking up costumes, this one was listed as being appropriately sized for 6-year olds. Really, people? You'd let your 6-year old dress up like a sexy chamber maid? It should be noted that this website had a "Zombie Doctor" costume for a 6-year old, too, so it may just be a few bad apples.
Honestly, though, how much is too much too soon? It makes me feel like a nun. I personally see nothing wrong on dressing little boys and girls like little boys and girls as long as you can. Putting adult costumes on them just seems wrong.
What's your take on this? What were some of the costumes you saw that crossed the line?