Okay, I'd love to know your opinion. This is a real live Halloween costume for kids that's in the stores like Target and K-Mart right now.
Personally, I think this is creepy, Jon-Benet-ish. "Sweet li'l treat" for whom??? I asked Mike what the hell this costume is supposed to be anyway, and he said, "I don't know. A sexy witch?"
The costumed pictured is a size Small, which means it's intended to fit a 5-year-old. Since when is a sexy ANYTHING an appropriate costume for a child? The kid modeling it looks like a junior cocktail waitress; I can just picture this mini-Mae West sashaying through the race and sports book at Green Valley Ranch or flirting with the guys at the poker table. Seriously, I'm surprised it doesn't come with a padded underwire, garter belt and a theater length cigarette holder.
Kids are already bombarded with sex in the media, and especially here in Las Vegas. If you drive at all near the Strip, you'll see tons of cleavaged billboards and if you're really lucky, you'll pull up behind a taxi with a row of thonged asses staring back at you. Lovely.
So why encourage this sort of dress-up in young, make that very young girls? Am I turning prudish or just getting old? What do you think about this?