Reporting Emily Smith
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Its almost time for Trick-or-Treating. So what is your child dressing up as? A pumpkin? A princess? Perhaps a sexy chamber maid?
This Halloween has once again drawn attention to some risqué costumes and whether the scariest thing for parents this October 31st could their kids’ costumes.
When it comes to dressing up for Halloween there are those innocent enough like Batman, Power Rangers and firefighters and some that may be a little too hot to handle.
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Take for example a chamber maid costume marketed to girls as young as 6 years old or the military get-up called “Major Flirt” or one particular Superwoman ensemble.
They are just some of the costumes raising some eyebrows.
At Ricky’s in New York City, CBS 2′s Emily Smith found some children’s costumes were sexualized, but the store said the biggest sellers this year are movie characters like like the Smurfs or Cat In The Hat.
“Captain America, Green Lantern, Thor for boys, Monster High for girls,” said Jason Sandlofer, Director of Operations at Ricky’s.
But finding some traditional, innocent costumes without revealing too much can be challenging. One father of two who spoke with Smith couldn’t believe his eyes.
“I’m looking at some of the stuff actually here now, it’s just not something I would want my daughter wearing,” he said.
However, he did admit the baby Chippendale costume made him laugh.
“Especially my youngest, he likes to walk around in his diaper a lot,” he said.
Elizabeth Godfrey said she is frightened by not only the skimpiness of some outfits, but the rising prices.
“An average nothing costume $30, $30!” she said. “I think they used to be like $9.99″
Whatever your child wears this year be aware what one considers to be a mini-fashionista could be what scares you most this Halloween.
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