I’m beyond disturbed…
My daughter wanted to be Dorothy from Wizard of Oz this year because she saw some other girl her age wearing the costume and she’s a huge fan of the movie.
Well, only the singing parts of the movie she watches on YouTube. And she really likes the idea of carrying a Toto stuffed animal dog in a basket.
So of course when she asked, “Can I be Dorothy this year for Halloween?” We said, “sure, all right” that sounds pretty cute and innocent enough; it is a classic gem of a movie and it’s even got midgets and monkeys.
So I Googled it to look at some shopping options and to my surprise a whole lot of options came up for all ages.
Hells no! What kind of message is this sending to young girls when they’ve taken an innocent childhood character and have made a progression of her from toddler to lap dancer? I don't want ever want my daughter to see costumes like that which are suppose to be the same character as her.
They’ve even made a “sexy” Tin Man costume...
Seriously? The Tin MAN. The Tin Man is a MAN, not a sexy woman. Who designs this stuff?
What’s next “Elmo?” Oh, wait – they ALREADY MAKE ONE!
My advice for Halloween costume designers: sure, make sexy costumes for adult women, but stay off the characters that are made for kids. Don’t ruin fairytales and classic movies.
Some suggestions so workers in China can stay employed in the Halloween costume industry--
NOT OK: Dorothy, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, etc.
OK: Sexy KFC Bucket of Chicken