My daughter's question: Scary or sweet costumes for Halloween?

@rocketj1 (6960)
United States
October 26, 2008 8:59pm CST
She wants to know what you will have your kids dressed like this year. What do you say?
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11 responses
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Oh I like it that the kids will wear a scary costumes, I was planning to sew some scary outfits for them but was out of time, maybe next year, but I don't mind if the kids will wear cute outfits, before I planned on making bumblebee costumes for all of us (3 kids and me) isn't that cute?
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
27 Oct 08
And you! That would be really cute!Thanks:)
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
27 Oct 08
mine are a too large & old for me to dress them in anything lol but my grandson is going to be indiana jones, whoever that is.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Oh, cute! I hope he gets to wear a little Indie Fedora! Adorable!
@Humbug25 (12551)
27 Oct 08
Hi ya rocketj1 Well my kids are going out with halloween masks on and that is about it so I guess scary. This will be the first Halloween they will have ever gone trick or treating so I do hope it all goes well. I don't mind it being cold but if we are going the way we are now then it will be a very wet Halloween!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Is trick or treating getting to be popular there? Do most homes participate? I can't remember too many dry halloweens. In fact I remember several with snow here!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
27 Oct 08
Kids have always trick or treated from as far back as I can remember but it seems like more kids seem to be doing it these days. We certainly don't decorate our houses like they do in the US which I thought was fantastic when I saw some when I was there. Some people hold partied but not many, some people do nothing. I think it depends on how you were brought up. I never went trick or treating when I was a kid and infact I remember making some ginger cookies to take around to our neighbours when we were younger!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I guess I really never thought of this happening anywhere else in the world. It's definitely an ingrained tradition here. Although, I know that in my Mom's day (she was born in 1940) they mostly dressed up like bums. They didn't really do the store bought costume but just dressed goofy for trick or treating. There are many Christians here who are highly opposed to this day (as I found out about the Philippines too in my first response). They see it as a celebration of evil. We just dress up and have a little fun. I don't take it too seriously.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
27 Oct 08
No scary costumes here. My son is going to be Ben 10 from the Ben 10 cartoon on Cartoon Network and my daughter is going to be a fairy. I do not dress up. I have not since I was about 12.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
28 Oct 08
My kids really love Ben 10! Thanks:)
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I don't think that I will have my kids dressed up this year..But, if so, it would be an sweet costume, nothing too terrifying! I would want them to enjoy themselves, not get too scared. Last year, I did let my two kids go Trick Or Treating to get some candy.. They enjoyed it.. And they loved getting candy from the local neighbors.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
28 Oct 08
It's really all about the candy, isn't it? Thanks:)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Without getting on a soap box, I will just say: we don't celbrate Halloween in any way. I think my wife and I are taking the kids to see HSM3 on Friday. I look forward to that. I love the fact that they can still make movies that are rated G that are appealing to teens as well.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I have many Christian friends who feel the same way. We all have our convictions that God has laid upon our hearts (We don't frequent any video stores that have an "adult room".) Thank you for not jumping all over me. We have a Christian alternative at our church that I discussed with the very first responder here. Thanks:)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
so far i've always let my son pick his costumes. Up until now, he has never picked anything that i don't approve of. his first year, i dressed him up as a lion. so far, he picks superheroes. one year he was superman, one year he was spiderman. this year he is going as batman.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
27 Oct 08
That's really cute. How old is he?
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
27 Oct 08
None of my kids are dressing scary. My oldest has a funny costume... HE is dressed as Hannah Montana. My daughter is a fairy, my son is Speed Racer, and my toddler is Mickey Mouse.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
27 Oct 08
My daughter will get a huge kick out of Hannah!She's in school, of course and will check these answers with me when she gets home. Thanks, Kat!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Oct 08
I let them pick. My oldest daughter is Super Girl, my son is Anakin Skywalker and my younger daughter is a Cheerless leader (kind of a goth looking cheerleader).
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
28 Oct 08
My oldest will be a ninja, my youngest son will be a pirate, and my daughter will be a witch. They were all very undecisive, and I had to just go and pick something for eacj of them. These were the first costumes I found. They seem to be happy with them, so I guess I did okay. Orignally, I was going to make the costumes, but, as I said, they were all too indecisive.
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@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
27 Oct 08
All of my boys want to be ninja warriors. My oldest girl wants to be a beauty queen and my 5 year old, Biskit, wants to be a killer fairy princess--bless her heart. We had an old church dress and matched some wings for her, and splattered blood on the whole outfit. Hope this helps out your little one!
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