As evil fizz struggles to find a non-sexualized Halloween costume for her daughter, the dearth of age-appropriate, non-naked costumes for kids becomes striking–particularly considering that your four-year-old sassy go-go pumpkin was, not a year back, an actual sphere.
Hypervocal also has tracked the evolution of girls’ and women’s Halloween costumes as they progress through various levels of nudity. Sigh at the progressive sexualization. Cringe as the costumes start out as cuddly little stuffed animals and turn into rejected characters from Final Fantasy. And flinch as you realize that Baby Pirate and Teen Pirate are pretty much exactly the same costume–using exactly the same amount of fabric. (So evil fizz, whatever you end up getting for Little Fizz, hold onto it when she’s done. You’ll be able to wear it yourself next year. With fishnets, of course.)