According to Neatorama, Maryland are making registered sex offenders put a sign in their windows to make sure that children don't inadvertently knock on the door this Halloween and get a little more sugar than they bargained for.
Because Halloween is a holiday in which large numbers of children interact with strangers, the concern among parents and other community members about sexual offenders in their neighborhoods is naturally intensified during this time of year," Patrick McGee, interim director of the state’s Division of Parole and Probation, wrote in the Oct. 1 letter.
I can understand that, and I'm all for a system that protects children. But last year, I had the decidedly uncomfortable task of answering the door all night to young teenage girls who seemed to think they'd get the biggest grab bag if they dressed in the sluttiest costume they could find. It's an uncomfortable moment - you don't want to react, but somewhere there's that bad voice in your stomach that starts to giggle.
Fathers, I beg you - take note - DO NOT LET YOUR DAUGHTERS DRESS LIKE TARTS. Sheesh. Let's have a look at some of the worst examples I could find.
The Pink Leopard Dress
I was always a fan of Josie and the Pussycats, but everything from the Steve Madden sandals to the neck choker screams "I'll be the kitty, you be the doggie" with this one. Don't let your daughter become a pussy, Mr worthington.
The Wicked Schoolgirl
I'll admit that in my darker moments, I've often wondered about that Hermione chick from Harry Potter (who is now of legal age, I might add) but dressing your schoolgirl AS a schoolgirl - and a naughty one at that - is just asking for detention.
The Pink Kitty
See above comments about Josie, but ten times worse. A tail and legwarmers? And another damn choker? They all call these Kitty costumes but you know they were all thinking of another word
Isn't this the temptress that got John The Baptist's head delivered to her on a plate after she did the dance of the seven veils? And what's with the halter top that lifts and separates, bringing as much attention as possible to the boob area? For shame.
What do you want to be for Halloween this year, sweetheart?" I want to be a Lolita, Daddy". Christ almighty, do these people even understand the Lolita reference?
Nuff said. 10 years minimum.
Child Ravager Costume
Here's one with a very honest title - the Child Ravager." Our Child Ravager Costume features a spectacular dress with buckles." Shudder.
Not to knock our girls in blue, but this isn't a child's police woman costume, it's a child's "strippergram dressed as a policewoman" costume.
The Minnie Mouse
Somewhere Mickey is rolling in his grave, while the marketing people fuck Walt Disney's frozen head in it's eye socket shouting "Who's the big cheese NOW, Walt, ole biuddy?" Well, that's how I imagine it with this Minnie Mouse complete with Stay Ups.
The French Maid
A French Maid? You're going to dress your pre-teen daughter as a French Maid??? OK, I'm done. There's no hope. i'm locking the doors, turning out the lights and reading me some Nabakov.