Halloween is just around the corner, and everywhere I turn I see a new costume store. My two girls are keeping it royal this year. My four-year-old is sporting the most fab of wigs that goes down past her knees as she will be skipping around this year dressed up like Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled. To my surprise, my nine-year-old stayed on the same theme, but went a little more classic as she picked out her Snow White dress. The question left now is: what is mommy going to be?
I can’t seem to find an adult costume that isn’t low cut or hints at me being provocative. Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for feeling sexy once in a while, but not while I am walking around with my princesses door to door. This leads me to ask, what should we allow our children to wear this Halloween? Is it okay for them to walk around in thigh high boots? Is it tasteful to let your son walk around looking like Satan himself? Why is everything on the market bloody or overtly sexy? What alternatives do we have if we are not okay with this style?
I personally have my own set of Halloween costume rules for my kids, and they stem from a spiritual perspective. My girls know that our costumes are an expression of fun, but they also respect that we never dress up like anything glorifying witchcraft, the devil, or any gore, nor will they ever be allowed to sexy up their costume.
Though some may find this strict or even ridiculous, it doesn’t take away from the fun and definitely leaves plenty of room for creativity. Last year my youngest was a beautiful flower and sported a gnarly neon pink wig. My oldest was a ladybug and her black wig drove her nuts! I want to hear from you moms and what your perspective is.