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Scary bad: 9 worst Halloween costumes for kids

Sure, Halloween is all about pushing the envelope of imagination. But are there no boundaries when it comes to kids’ dress-up gear? Maybe there should be. From the sexy to the stupid to the just plain wrong, see these highly dubious Halloween costumes for kids — actual real costumes, in children's sizes, available for sale right now.1. "Phat Pimp Child Costume"Sure, this costume grabs attentio
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Sure, Halloween is all about pushing the envelope of imagination. But are there no boundaries when it comes to kids’ dress-up gear? Maybe there should be. From the sexy to the stupid to the just plain wrong, see these highly dubious Halloween costumes for kids — actual real costumes, in children's sizes, available for sale right now.

1. "Phat Pimp Child Costume"

Just in case \"pimp\" wasn't offensive enough on its own, they had to make it a \"phat pimp.\"Today

Sure, this costume grabs attention off the bat, with its comic fat suit and exaggerated colors. But people know what a pimp does for a living, right? Just so we’re clear.

2. Baby cigarette

Who's the cutest little carcinogen? You are!Today

Unless you’re also DIYing a red circle with a line through it to go with this costume, it’s kiiiiiinda sending the wrong message to impressionable kids.

3. “Major Flirt”

Disrespect the military and women in one child's costume? Challenge accepted!Today

Boots on the ground? Yes, as soon as we make our tween girl take off this costume in favor of something more age-appropriate.

4. Roadkill

\"What's that raccoon doing by the side of the road, Mommy?\" \"Um, he's sleeping, honey.\" Those were simpler times.Today

We were thinking he could be a cute kitty cat for Halloween, but this is not what we had in mind.

5. Harem girl

Why couldn't they just call this an \"I Dream of Jeannie\" costume?Today

Did anyone look up “harem” in the dictionary before creating this costume for little girls?

6. Gangster

Nobody says no to his request for more allowance.Today

We hoped we’d see our child don his first suit for a bar mitzvah, not as a complement to an automatic weapon. This costume brings new meaning to “cranky kid.”

7. Police officer

This costume is so close to being acceptable... why the fishnets?Today

Sure, a police officer is a noble profession to which to aspire. But if this costume is meant to inspire girls’ goals in law enforcement, why the fishnet stockings in the promo pic?

8. Surgeon zombie

Don't blame us when your child doesn't want to go to the doctor.Today

When we said we hoped he’d take an interest in medicine, this isn’t what we were going for.

9. “Sexy ho”

Yes, this hooker costume is billed as “teen size.” And no, our teen will not be wearing it.

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.