To be really pissed off that when I google goldilocks or little red riding hood costumes I am inundated with big boobs with short skirts

(76 Posts)
Fakebook Mon 04-Mar-13 12:14:55

I am looking at costumes for dd for WBD and am getting increasingly pissed off at why children's female book characters are being sexualised for adult costumes.

If you press on images and google "Cinderella costume" the third pic is of a woman wearing a half boob tube corset type thing with a tiny sliver of a skirt and netted tights. If you google "goldilocks costume" you get a woman with a low cut corset type dress and white stockings.

This has really pissed me off. I'm looking for a costume for my five year old ffs. Why are children's characters being sexualised in this way? Who the hell likes this shit and who buys it?

BuntyPenfold Mon 04-Mar-13 12:18:15

I couldn't agree more.
I was looking for adult costumes as I work in a preschool. Most of the options are hideous, raunchy, or kinky.

megandraper Mon 04-Mar-13 12:19:45

ha! yes, I have been looking for 'cat' costumes for my preschoolers for a party, and the costumes are pretty unsuitable! And hideous and tawdry too.

BlessedDespair Mon 04-Mar-13 12:20:36

Can't you but some sort of filter on to stop sexualised stuff getting through?

Don't you know that dressing up at little red riding hood and bring chased by the big bad wolf is all the rage and heightens sexual experiences... smile

Yup. I found that yesterday looking for pirate costumes. It was bizarre.

HeadFairy Mon 04-Mar-13 12:21:30

I've had the same problem, even when I type "children's Little Red Riding Hood costumes" in!

BlessedDespair Mon 04-Mar-13 12:21:58

Oh dear full of mistakes blush

But = put
Bring = being

there are probably others in there too blush

I think these days we must add "for children" to everything we google
eg. 'Pirate costume for children'. Otherwise, computer goes to its default option which is 'Pirate costume for sex.'
Tis shit.

freddiefrog Mon 04-Mar-13 12:24:40

YANBU!

Not nursery-rhyme related, but I help a couple of days a week in school and before Christmas we had a Victorian Day where all the kids and staff got dressed up and they re-enacted a Victorian school.

It was on one of my volunteer days and I spent ages scrolling past booby serving wench-type costumes before I got to anything remotely appropriate

luanmahi Mon 04-Mar-13 12:24:46

This is v annoying. It seems that as a woman you have the choice of frump or whore when it comes to fancy dress.

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 04-Mar-13 12:25:17

I just googed them and didnt get anything that even looked like it was trying to be sexy.

I got a few adult ones but they were full length versions of kids ones the type of thing I would expect to see a adult at a kids dress up party wearing.

You need to learn to google. You need three words to make up a phrase, or Long Tail.

So, you google Childrens cinderella costumes. It is important to be as specific as possible as there are some many different sites out there indexed.

mrsjay Mon 04-Mar-13 12:27:11

I couldn't agree more with you abourt fancy dress I have older Dds who go to fancy dress at halloween parties and they were inundated with sexy policewoman /sexy wench / sexy lollypop lady I AM NOT joking confused , you should be able to get costumes for young girls without 'sexy' being an issue,

blackeyedsusan Mon 04-Mar-13 12:28:14

yes... the children's part is very important!

Fakebook Mon 04-Mar-13 12:28:47

I can't really filter on my phone I think, but even then, they're costume images from online shops so I couldn't block them anyway. It's just annoying that's the first thing that comes up when you write in a children's book character.

This is the link I had: this is searching for goldilocks costume

this is searching for goldilocks costume for children you still get inappropriate pictures come up in the children's one too.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 04-Mar-13 12:28:54

We went to a 21st birthday fancy dress party recently. Every young woman there was a 'sexy' version of a well known character. There was a sexy Edward Scissorhands confused

Branleuse Mon 04-Mar-13 12:29:25

we're so used to getting stuff off the peg now that we just expect to be able to just get what we want when we want.
they sell the stuff there is a market for and not the stuff there isn't.
is learning to sew an option?

Startail Mon 04-Mar-13 12:30:17

DF says don't google milk maids!

We live in a dairy farming area and her DD wanted a local costume for the Jubilee.

She assured us many of the results were not nice vintage outfits for a 9y.

I agree that you are not using the correct search title and if you press on images, then that is never going to give you a cross section of what is available, just go into a large fancy dress site, or ebay.

I go to fancy dress parties regulary and i have done both sexy and average, it's never been a problem for me or my friends/family, of different sizes and ages to get costumes.

It's no diffrent than looking for a dress for a night out.

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 04-Mar-13 12:31:29
Startail Mon 04-Mar-13 12:33:58

All fancy dress being 'Sexy' and 3 inch long is also very frustrating if you have a Y6 who no longer fits 9-10 children's stuff.

Or like many of us, you passed the short skirt stage 25 years ago.

Fakebook Mon 04-Mar-13 12:34:03

Thanks sockreturningpixie, but I've just ordered a little red riding hood one from ASDA.

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 04-Mar-13 12:37:09

www.costumecraze.com/PNCS55.html

I feel very childish because now I want this and I want to wear it pottering around Waitrose

Growlithe Mon 04-Mar-13 12:43:16

YANBU. The worst is if the child actually wants to sit with you as you are doing your search - and can't understand why you can't show them the search results. angry

I find tk maxx often has loads of really good costumes in their kids section

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