Sexualized kid’s Halloween costumes a point of concern

Halloween is the one night of the year when people can dress outrageously out of the norm, becoming anything that they choose with just a bit of creativity.

However, the struggle of finding an age appropriate costume for children is becoming more frustrating.

Costumes that are meant for adults but replicated in children sizes have been increasing in stores.

Parents are not pleased with the sexualization of these costumes.

Lin Kramer said in an interview with Fox News Insider that when she browsed the Party City website for her 3-year-old daughter, she noticed her choices were limited.

Kramer “singled out the toddler section” as she left a comment on Party City’s Facebook page, arguing that the amount of sexy career costumes being sold was not acceptable, according to Fox.

When Party City got the message, and responded to it by saying they’d appreciated the feedback, however, her comment was removed from their Facebook without an explanation.

The company has yet to publicly comment on the incident.

A young girl wearing a short skirt and placing her hands on her hips with handcuffs can give the illusion of being sexy.

Sexy costumes with these poses send the message to young girls that their bodies are more important than their minds, or anything else for that matter.

Being sexy at a young age is becoming more of a norm than it may once have been.

Because many costumes are taken over the top by including sexy props and other attire, this leaves little room for children to enjoy their time of innocence.

Throughout their lives they may continuously assume this standard after being forced to grow up much quicker than they should have.

For those trying to avoid sexy clothing for their children in general, they may face some difficulties because many child-like features are mixed in with those that are inappropriate.

In a study conducted by Professor of Psychology, Sarah Murnen, she and colleagues stated that more than 97 percent of children’s clothing at many department stores, higher and lower end, are sexualized with child-like characteristics.

When I was a child my mother had me create my own costume because she wanted me to look appropriate. She didn’t want me to overexpose myself.  

After I noticed that my daughter’s body was starting to mature dramatically, I decided to take that same route of keeping her safe and making her a costume.

She was still too young to understand what was going on, but I wanted her role playing to remain wholesome.  

Ultimately, parents are responsible for making sure that their children are dressed appropriately.

If you come across a costume in question, do not be forced to settle whether your child likes it or not. Instead, keep looking and simply don’t buy it.

They’ll thank you when they’re older.