Halloween is a time to get creative, dressing your little one in adorable costumes that reflect their personalities or, at the very least, pay tribute to their favorite "Paw Patrol" character.
Still, it never fails to surprise us that costume retailers use Halloween as an opportunity to market overly sexy or otherwise inappropriate costumes for kids. Here, our list of 11 of the worst costumes on the market this year.
1. The Baby Cigarette
"No worry of cancer with this cigarette costume," reads the description for this bunting-style infant costume. "Who knew tobacco could look this cute?"
2. The Toddler Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Cowgirl hat and pompoms are not included in this pint-sized version of a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader costume. What is included is the opportunity to dress your 2-year-old as one of the sexiest parts of the NFL.
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3. The Darling Devil
"Enough with the goody two shoes costumes already," reads the description for this girls' devil costume. With this sexy devil costume, some thigh-high boots and a sultry stare, your tween may not win the costume contest, but she will be awarded "best lingerie."
4. The Infant Ketchup Packet
We're not sure how we feel about dressing your baby up as a condiment — or as something you ultimately throw in the trash.
5. The Toddler Clown
Clowns are creepy, and this Toddler Cuddles the Clown costume is no exception. "If you are looking for a fun family costume idea," reads the description. "Consider any of our other clown costumes for any age." No thanks.
6. The Cop Cutie
"Kids love everyday heroes, such as police offers, and you should encourage that," reads the description of this sexy cop costume. We agree, but can we encourage our daughters to be everyday heroes without requiring a short hemline and leather boots?
7. The Baby Whoopie Cushion
Infants make enough strange, digestion-related noises on their own. We'll pass on dressing our babies as whoopie cushions.
8. The Sexy Mime
"Don't say a word," reads the description on this short-skirted girls' mime costume. "You'll have to do all your talking through actions." Do we really need sexy mimes with knee-highs and boots? We think not.
9. The Baby Bartender
The bad news? You're dressing your baby as a bartender for Halloween. The good news? The costume comes complete with mustache and beer stein.
10. The Major Flirt
This Child Major Flirt Costume claims to be "for a girl who likes to make a big first impression." Seriously?
11. The I Love Nerds School Girl
"If you're a sucker for the smart guys why not try this I Love Nerds Tween School Girl Costume on for size," asks the description for this costume. "You'll be just their type in this dress with suspenders, blue plaid pleated skirt and attached 'I Love Nerds' v-neck tee."