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Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31443 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Teenage Girl:" Mine has never asked but I don't think it's a big deal."

Same here

Rob's Living Dead Girl Royersford, Pennsylvania 3347 posts
status 2nd May '13

Depends on the costume, I guess.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7275 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" I have always let my kids choose what they want to wear, if I ask them to take of a costume they ... [snip!] ... It has nothing to do with lazy parenting at all, its 100% self expression which is very important IMO to allowing kids to have."

I let my kids wear what they want. Dd loved wearing her frilly skirts with jeans & a graphic tee. It might look a little weird sometimes but as long as she likes it

Mamakye_ Due October 19; 1 child; Australia 919 posts
3rd May '13

Working in retail I regularly see kids wearing costumes. I love it!

Today I served batman, he was so adorable. I thanked him for protecting the store and he said "you're welcome, stealer better be careful when I'm round" ahhhh cuteness overload.

My dd is too little to choose her whole outfit (she chooses her shoes though, she's obsessed!) but when she is old enough I will let her wear what she wants, as long as its cold weather appropriate and covers all the necessary parts.

Kids dressed up are cute, have personality and make me smile!

draven 5 kids; Florida 724 posts
3rd May '13

For the most part all of my kids wear what they want. The only rule is no clothes with stains and nothing against school dress code. My SIL still picks out her 11 and 13 year olds clothes, and told me how bad of a parent I am for allowing my kids to wear jeans with holes in them. I love costumes though, no problem there.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting crazy coupon lady:" My daughter was at 2 a bunny rabbit every day for 6 months, lol and at 4 till 6 she was spiderman with ... [snip!] ... and to school all year but started around the age of 2. I let my kids be who they feel they are, within weather reasoning. lol"

That's cool the schools will allow that there. Here they would send them home

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
3rd May '13

of course! I mean, as long as it is in an appropriate setting. Something like that would be distracting at school so I wouldn't allow it there but just to go run errands or even to go to the zoo or something, yeah I'd let them. Picking my battles is something I've become very proficient at and I will not have a battle over clothing. As long as they are dressed in clean, weather appropriate and setting appropriate clothing, I don't care what they wear. My youngest son insists on wearing the same Mickey Mouse t-shirt (I know it's not a costume but it's relevant to what I'm talking about, lol) every day. I usually wash it a couple times through the week just to make sure it's clean but otherwise, it is not an issue for me. I'm sure his school probably thinks "oh those poor poverty stricken people, they can't even afford more than one or two shirts for their son" :lol:

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
3rd May '13
Quoting Samanthaaaa ♥:" Nope I wouldn't. Costumes are for dress up at home... I think kids should look presentable to go out, ... [snip!] ... say if you let you your kid wear costumes in public your a horrible parent or anything like that lol just not something we do."

I mean, I suppose you're right if you view picking battles as lazy. There might be a lazy aspect to it but I don't care, lol. I really don't feel like dealing with a tantrum over something as simple as that. Some might think I'm allowing my kids to walk all over me but I see it differently. When it's something I view as important, they know that mom will be firm and while they might protest a bit, they do know that when I say no, I mean no. What they wear in most settings is not important to me as long as the criteria I listed above is met. I feel like my kids look "presentable" at all times but then again, "presentable" is subjective :lol:

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21567 posts
status 4th May '13

Lol I took Spiderman and Pirate Girl to Applebees before. :lol: I let them choose pretty much what they want to wear as long as it fits and the weather permits.
My kids don't ask to go out in costume too too often. DD loves to be frilly for the most part and DS is going through a phase where he wants only button-up shirts, khakis, and a tie. With sneakers. Lol.