Oh God, It’s Halloween Costume Time Again

Is your tween girl hankering to dress like a literary character?

Well, she’d better be prepared to slut it up as Hermione Granger, because tight, short, and shiny is most of what is out there on the store-bought costume front.  I’m sure you can find some that aren’t, but all of those listed as “most popular” are the ones that show the most skin.

This is called Robyn Da Hood Tween Costume, and I just can’t with the name.  Perhaps it has its origins in some movie that my seriously unhip 41 year old self does not know about, but I still can’t no matter where it is from.

Hermione certainly is looking grown up.  May I interest you in a shirt, Hermione? Shirts are your friend.

She certainly looks ready for a party, although I’m not sure it will include tea.

The list is practically endless.

And extremely depressing for us non-sewers.

 

 

3 Responses to “Oh God, It’s Halloween Costume Time Again”

  1. Awesomemom August 28, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    You can always do ghost, cut a couple of holes in a sheet and everything is covered.

  2. Obi-Wandreas August 28, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    My daughter’s only 4, but I already have a ready-made response to any sort of risqué attire:

    “If I want to see your mother in it, I don’t want to see you in it.”

    It works on so many levels.

  3. Cone September 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    I did my own Hermione costume. Got a grey jumper dress (from Zellers), white shirt, thrift store red-and-gold tie, and managed to find an old black choir gown. Frizzed up the hair a little extra, put on some Mary Janes- done like dinner.