Costumes So Cute, It’s Scary

John Marcotte

John Marcotte

Secret identity of a father raising two super-heroic young girls

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4 Responses

  1. Ashayla says:

    Halloween is not a big deal here in Australia, but we still have costumes for sale in many of our stores. I was seeking a cape the other day, in the hopes of throwing together a quick Deadpool goes Gotham City style costume for a con I had not prepared for, and there I encountered these costumes for little girls. Everything was pink and there were a lot of tutus. Why the heck is Spidergirl wearing a pink tutu??? There was no choice and it was incredibly disappointing!

  2. Princess Batman says:

    How about you just make your children’s costumes. If you have a problem with the choices, then take your child out of the store-bought identity section and do what everyone else’s parent’s did for them when they were little and ask your child what they want to be and MAKE MAGIC HAPPEN!!!!!

    • John Marcotte John Marcotte says:

      You didn’t read the article very carefully or examine the rest of the site. We’ve made homemade superhero costumes for the girls for past three years. We’re kind of famous for it. We were just looking for gloves to complete a costume and browsed the store while we were there.

      That does not mean that there still isn’t a problem with how premade costumes are made and marketed for girls.

  3. michelle Macdonnell says:

    Given I love to sew and create, and love Halloween, I thought I’d make my daughters their costumes every year. Didn’t quite turn out that way. I appreciate that you bring this up because several years ago when I took my girls to the store to look around, I felt down right pissed off about what I saw on display! No matter what the age of the female costume or theme, it was short and sexy! Yes sexy for toddler girls!! Ugh!!! I’m very curious WHY this is what is marketed? Who decides and purchases? John, find them and request an interview.