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COSTUME WONDERLAND.

I just left the most fabulous store, Dallas Vintage. They had PARACHUTE PANTS. In multiple colors! WHITE JEANS. Prom dresses! Like, aqua sequins with multi-tiered skirts! Dress up heaven!! I found a pair of black and white check jeans for my husband to wear to our upcoming 80s party and a purple leopard print sleeveless shirt (aw, yeah!) that's slit on the sides to the waist band. <3 <3 <3 I found some slip on fake Vans at the Walmarts and am hunting around for a Pyromania label that I can make into iron ons and decorate the shoes with those. Now to find a foreign legion hat, and he's ALL DONE.

I'm going to have to go back and shop for just me - the store is seriously overwhelming, there's so much stuff. And the 80s stuff is just one little section... I did see the most monstrously awful (meaning: I want them) pants: gold/rainbow lame HAREM pants with STIRRUPS. Dude. DUDE!! It's either those or try and recreate one of the breakdancers from Chaka Khan's "Feel For You" video, which means I need to find a black and white check pageboy cap and wear something off shoulder. AWESOME.

Once again I remain appalled at the "sexy" costumes for kids. And yes, I consider a 12 year old a kid, too. (Neighbor tried to tell me THIS was acceptable for my daughter. NO. Good hell, look at the poor girl in the picture!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOME PEOPLE.)

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darlas_mom
Oct. 27th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
OMG, aren't costume stores the best thing ever?! I'm making Halloween costumes for my daughter and brothers piecemeal from what I can find in the Halloween Spirit and I swear, I could live in there. There's a huge bin of $1.99 masks and another that's nothing but capes. Old costumes, new costumes, gloves- not to mention some of the crazy wigs, hats and obviously-used-to-be-someone's-clothes-that-have-since-been-consigned-here-as-appropriate-for-Halloween-and-Halloween-only outfits.

I can't believe you found parachute pants in multiple colors! That's crazy-awesome. Also, if you're accepting votes, mine is for the pageboy and something off shoulder. ONLY YOU COULD PULL THAT OFF.

Gnyargh. When I hovered on the link and saw the URL, I was like, "Queen of Hearts? Surely that couldn't be that bad--" and LO AND BEHOLD. Who designs this stuff for kids? Let's have less of that and more of stuff like this. ...or maybe this.
stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
but the amazing thing is that it's not a costume shop!! It's a vintage clothing shop first. (They do have costumes, but they're for things like stage.) I WANT ALL OF MY OLD WARDROBE BACK. But only to shame myself, of course.

Isn't that childrens costume the worst?! Last year I saw a French maid costume for little girls, like, 8. WHAT THE FUCK. No. No no no no.
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minstrel666
Oct. 27th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
This will be the first time I spend Halloween in a town where they actually dress up and I can't wait to see the English pull it off.

Also, that QoH costume costume? Not for kids. Not for public gatherings. It really looks like something a guy's wife would put on to suprise in the bedroom.
stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, I love Halloween when people get into it. I can't wait to put my Blink costume on and scare the living daylights out of kids again, WHEE!

And yeah - that's a costume for naughty funtimes. WHich I support and like. FOR ADULTS. Good lord!
darksunlight
Oct. 27th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
One of my biggest problems (right along with the costumes for young girls being too damned sexy) is the NAMES of some of these costumes. I work at Wal-Mart, and, in the last two years, we have had both a 'Harem Princess' and a 'Geisha' costume for the under 12 set. Seriously?
stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
GEISHA?!?! Next year there will be a Saloon Girl, you watch. PARENTS: CUT IT OUT.
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a2zmom
Oct. 27th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I do not understand the sexing it up of little kids.

Zachary has not decided if he's going to dress up. It could be then end of an era.
furikku
Oct. 27th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
At first I thought the Queen of Hearts thing was OK but then I realised the skirt is a lot shorter than I was interpreting it.

It could be cute in a loligoth sort of way but it probably needs more sleevage and at least a knee-length. Also, in a lot of places, anyone trick-or-treating in that would be FREEZING THEY TATAS OFF.
stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Well, and also keep in mind that my daughter is 12. She's not even a teen, yet. GARGH. (Also, for the record, I'm VERY anti-Lolita and anything related. I'm not for anything that sexualizes kids.)

...not to imply that you ARE for that. Just, I'm militant about it. :)
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tabaqui
Oct. 27th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Gaaaaaah. That is *so* not acceptable for a twelve year old! Jayzus.
stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY. And look at the little child's makeup!? NO.
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stephanierb
Oct. 27th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)

Oh yeah, that costume looks EXACTLY like the one from the movies, just all slutted up. So not appropriate for children.

I'm torn, but I think I have to go with the Harem pants with stirrups. That's just too good to pass up.
stephanierb
Oct. 27th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)

Just to be clear, I was going for a bit of sarcasm with my first sentence.
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beadattitude
Oct. 27th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
You know, that Queen of Hearts costume reminded me of this. Bear with me. The punchline is in the last verse. :)
sunnyd_lite
Oct. 27th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
saw the vid *snork*!
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stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY. (Meaning, your first paragraph.) GAH.

and hahahha, if we only knew to save our shapeless mock turtlenecks and acid wash jeans!! Oh, there will be pictures!
sunnyd_lite
Oct. 27th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
who knew they mass produced dominatrix costumes for those of small stature?

It can't be for children! Arm starps? *shakes head, walks away*
stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Isn't that just wrong!?!? THEY ARE FOR KIDS. That's just... NO, moms of the world, NO.
entrenous88
Oct. 27th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
a pair of black and white check jeans for my husband to wear to our upcoming 80s party

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, AWESOME!!!

How fantastic will that party be? Do the thin sweatshirt with the collar cut out slipping-off-the-shoulder dancer look!
stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
And of course, I have a black neckerchief to tie about his neck while he wears the purple leopard=print muscle tee. WHEEEEEEE!!!

Oh my gosh, I cannot WAIT for this party, I'm more excited for that than Halloween, which is SACRILEGE.

I love that dancer look!! I really would love to go as a living Nagel print, because AHAHAHAHA, it's so 80s! It's like an AHA video come to life! (And let's be frank: there's only ONE Aha video. LOL.)
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stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
You should pass out condoms to kids dressed like that. IN FACT, I THINK I WILL.
lynnenne
Oct. 27th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
gold/rainbow lame HAREM pants with STIRRUPS.

!!!!!! You must get this costume RIGHT NOW. And take pictures!
stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
They also had a stretchy and draped (meaning, cowl front AND back) black dress with rhinestone epaulets on the shoulders. Massive shoulder pads, of course. WHICH ONE?!!?!?
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killiara
Oct. 27th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
I...
I wouldn't wear that costume linked.
And I'm almost 30.
stoney321
Oct. 27th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
I KNOW, RIGHT!?
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stoney321
Oct. 28th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
And believe me, I find it HILARIOUS that I'm in a super red, ultra religious community (oy) and they dress their daughters up like harlots. O RLY. <-- are the kids still saying that?
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