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 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
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”
Boots on the ground? Yes, as soon as we make our tween girl take off this costume in favor of something more age-appropriate.
We were thinking he could be a cute kitty cat for Halloween, but this is not what we had in mind.
5. Harem girl
Did anyone look up “harem” in the dictionary before creating this costume for little girls?
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
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
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.