(Closed) Scary Halloween costumes for toddlers? Appropriate?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Is it appropriate for toddlers to dress up as scary things for Halloween?
    Yes, it's just for fun and pretend : (33 votes)
    40 %
    No, they are too young : (44 votes)
    54 %
    Other? Please explain : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @7-9-11bride: It’s not your child. It’s theirs.

    What I would do doesn’t matter. I also wouldn’t judge someone who didn’t “buy” their child a halloween costume.

    Post # 4
    3981 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would talk to the parents and explain that you are affraid of how the costume would affect your daughter. Buying it anyway could upset the parents because it could seem like you are making parental decisions for them. Explain that you know she wanted to be Tinkerbelle and how cute it would be to see them both in Disney costumes, etc. etc. But really I would stress the possible fear your daughter might have from her costume. Maybe she could just be Dora. That could be cute. Leave off the dead part!

    Post # 5
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think that is ridiculous! Who would do that. Maybe u should tell them u wanted to buy her a tinker be costume she wants as a gift

    Post # 6
    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    OMG Dead Dora? That would make my daughters cry… Why would you be a dead childrens character at any age?

    Post # 7
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Uh yeah, I’m really not a fan of dead children costumes. Gross.

    Post # 8
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I am with mtwitter on this one

    Post # 10
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    LOL  I LOVE Dead Dora!  Obviously I voted “Yes it’s fun” and obviously I don’t have kids.  I do think you can be “dead” and age appropriate.  I’ve seen some pretty cute zombie and vampire babies.  Halloween is a day to not take everything so seroiusly so I like the out of the box costumes.  If the dead dora toddler is scared, I would assume the parents would adjust her costume accordingly.  If you’re worried about your little one, the girls don’t have to hang out together.

    Post # 11
    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Agree with mwitter.

    Also, my Dad always *wanted* me to be scary things, since Halloween is supposed to be scary, not about princesses right? In the end, I got to be whatever I wanted, so I’d trade off years between being things like Dorothy with sparkly red shoes & vampires.

    Post # 12
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’d let the parents dress her how they want to dress her. Lots of little ghouls and baby vampires running around on Halloween!

    Post # 13
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    That seems oddly twisted to me… who dresses their small child up like a DEAD version of a cartoon character? If it were something that was supposed to be that way, zombies, ghosts, vampires ect, it makes sense. I don’t get making things creepy like that just for creepy sake. And especially on a toddler. 

    Post # 15
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think masks are more of what kids are frightened of at that age, as well as spooky sounds. I think she’ll be fine. (but then again, my 4 year old great neice is afraid of  Santa and the Easter bunny, so you just never know what will scare most kids.)

    Post # 16
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I personally wouldn’t do it but I think the only thing you can do is tell your daughter she can’t hang out with her friend on Halloween if it will scare her.

    Unfortunately you can’t make that decision for the parents.  Also, I wouldn’t be buying an expensive costume for my 2 year old either (it’s great if you want to, but I probably wouldn’t).  I doubt they would even know the difference! I always had home made costumes (not hand-sewn, but put together with things around the house etc.) and that’s just fine too 🙂  The parents might get offended if you buy one because maybe they can’t afford one themselves.

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