Dress Your Daughter As Pirate Wench For Halloween

“Gather any group of parents and you’ll quickly hear about how the choices of costumes have gone from witch and princess to sexy witch and pouty porn princess,” writes The Examiner in their roundup of sexually charged Halloween costumes marketed at tween and adolescent girls. Prudishness aside, I think I draw the line at a costume for young girls with the word “wench” in the title.

Pirate Wench Child Costume [SpiritHalloween] (Thanks to C-side!)

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  1. aftercancer says:

    Happy Halloween, the only holiday that encourages girls to look like sluts!

  2. Alex7575 says:

    I’m sure won’t ever want to call my daughter a wench, but how is that it’s ok to call your son a pirate, and it’s so terrible for your daughter to be a wench?

    One is a vulgar term to address women, the other is a murdering thief, but only the wenches get all attention?

    • VeiledThreats says:

      @Alex7575: While the term “wench” has taken on a negative connotation modernly, the term when used with words like “bar” and “pirate” as they relate to the time period, merely meant “young unmarried girl”, not sexually promiscuous. A pre-pubescent girl is far more “wench” then some of the 55+ year old boobs I’ve seen squeezed into bodices at a renassaince faire. Besides, the costume is more Disney than Fredericks of Hollywood.

      • Alex7575 says:

        @numberoneasa: Which brings a different but also interesting point. If the same exact costume were to be sold with identical descriptions and images, at Fredericks vs the Disney Store I’m willinng to bet that people would be disgusted at one and think the other one’s cute.

        • sweetbeans says:

          @Alex7575: Sadly, I think you’re correct. This is right up there with pageants for little girls. Kiddy porn and pimping moms, or a teaching moment for poise?

      • Green Goth Brit Chick - AlternatEve says:

        @numberoneasa: Thank you for saying EXACTLY what I was thinking on both counts.

    • Little Time Bomb says:

      @Alex7575: I’m pretty sure people may be more concerned that when you add the word wench to a costume description, you also subtract 3 inches or so from the hem and neckline.

    • kathyl says:

      @Alex7575: It’s because violence is a-ok, but sex isn’t. If one is inappropriate for your kids, the other one should be too. It’s the oldest double-standard of modern society.

      • synergy says:

        @kathyl: I’m all for skimpy female costumes as long as the guys are dressed as slutty. Which rarely happens. The double standard is in the females being slutty and not the guys.

    • dangermike says:

      @Alex7575: The wenches get all *my* attention.

      Awright… giggidy giggidy

  3. Git Em SteveDave loves this guy--> says:

    One of the ladies I work with brought in a catalog of costumes. It’s amazing how quickly the costumes get shorter, and go from “cute” to “hot” to “sexy” in the listed names. Hot starts in the teen section.

  4. GothamGal says:

    Isn’t this just good preparation for your daughter in her career of stripper and/or prostitute?

  5. forgottenpassword says:

    pedobear approves

  6. AMetamorphosis says:

    Sorry, I know this is slightly off topic, but because it concerns “pirate candy” it may help save someones life …

    The pirate coin candies are not safe to eat currently.

    See: [www.snopes.com]

  7. Meggers says:

    Ugh. Since when did it become the norm that every female costume is sexy? From now on all of the costumes will be sexy. Like “Sexy Terri Schiavo”, “Sexy Joe the Plumber”, “Sexy Joe Biden” or the newly popular “Sexy Ashley Todd”.

    I am going to steal a page from Gawker and go as the Sexy Montauk Monster.

    • h3llc4t, breaker of office dress codes says:

      @Meggers: Joe Biden needs no prefix, Joe Biden already has the sexy!

      Seriously though, I don’t know, and I love that “sexy” just means “shorter and with more cleavage”.

    • HogwartsAlum says:

      @Meggers:
      I wondered that too. I was looking at the Party City flyer and ALL the women’s costumes look like hookers, no matter what they are! Pirate hooker, ghost hooker, witch hooker, Morticia hooker…

    • watchwhathappens says:

      @Meggers: Yeah, I find this tedious and annoying. Are all these women really that much of an attention whore (hey – there’s a costume idea: Attention Whore!) or a repressed exhibitionist that they need to be a “sexy ___” for halloween? There is nothing more tired than the “sexy cop” thing. Ug.

  8. ALaterDayTD says:

    If I had a (young) daughter, I would definately want her to be a wench… /sarcasm

    • Meggers says:

      @ALaterDayTD: When I have kids, I am going to dress them up as sexy UNICEF boxes. That way they can be hot and people can stick money into their slot. It will prepare them for their future as a stripper.

    • Anonymous says:

      @Alex7575: @ALaterDayTD: I work at the renaissance faire out in PA. Wench is NOT a derogatory term for the time period. My friend’s daughter, 9 years old, is called a ‘wench’ by every single faire employee, and no one takes offense. Why? Because unlike the majority of the american public, they understand that in context, ‘wench’ isn’t always a bad word. All it means is a woman or girl who works for a living. I’m a wench and proud of it!

  9. rpm773 says:

    Your daughter’s skimpy costume is going to make it difficult for your neighbor to “demonstrate that he is making a sincere effort to change the direction of his life.”

    Washington Times: Pumpkin symbol marks sex offenders’ homes

  10. lalaland13 says:

    I had a co-worker who was once called a “slanderous wench.” I think that would make a great costume.

  11. shorty63136 says:

    I think this sums it up pretty well…

    [www.stltoday.com]

    • Meggers says:

      @shorty63136: Great article, the best line is: “Everywhere you look, there’s a Naughty Nurse or a Slinky Vampire or a Just Trying To Pay For College Police Officer.”

    • deeemer says:

      @shorty63136: It could have been a great article, if the author didn’t insist that the slutty costumes are secretly AWESOME, just not for the fatties that reside in his town. Oh, and not for his wife and stepdaughter, who he’s named, um, Melon Ball.

      • shorty63136 says:

        @deeemer: He’s a columnist/blogger that gets his blog published (along with others) on the STL Post Dispatch website.

        And he’s always called his daughter Melon Ball (not her real name).

  12. jdhuck says:

    When it comes to kids I really draw the line. Bumblebees and princesses for my girls.

    But this is from a guy who went as Franken-Pimp last year and made his employees go as Franken-Hookers.

    It sounded good at the time.

    • Flame says:

      @jdhuck: My daughter got a costume similar to this, but without the boots and sword. I think the title just said “Pirate Girl”. I don’t see the problem though, the costume isn’t showing any skin really, and the skirt goes down to the knees. Perhaps it’s the word “Wench” that they have a problem with. Personally, when we go costume/clothes shopping, I don’t let my girl get anything that’s inappropriate, but I’ve never not bought something simply because of a label, unless the clothing in question was innappropriate

      • Happy Homemaker says:

        @Flame: My problem is my daughter is is 13 years old, supertall and autistic. She wants those kiddie princess costumes but all that fit her are “slutty princess”. Obviously, I’m not going to let her go as that. One outfit she liked seemed more appropriate for Hef’s Halloween party at the Playboy mansion. She’s also into Hannah Montana and Camp Rock but because of how tall she is, those costumes are too short for her as well. I came up with an idea though. On the DVD cover of Camp Rock “Mitchie”, the main character, is wearing a tunic and leggings, so I got a tunic that matches and grey leggings that match, as well as accessories, such as sparkling bracelets and a Hannah Montana necklace and big face microphone. I also got her sparly make up for the evening. We couldn’t find a brown wig for “Mitchie” but we did find a pink one (like Britney Spears wears), so I joked with her that “Mitchie is wearing a wig for Halloween. That made her happy. She was just stoked that Mom came through and got her a “Mitchie” costume. She’s also stoked that everyone will be wearing Hannah Montana or High School Musical but she’ll be the only one wearing Camp Rock, and best of all, I’m happy because it’s not slutty and it’s wearable all year long.

  13. Spaceman Bill Leah has the Crazy Eyes says:

    All of my current and future children will be dressed as dinosaurs until they are big enough to fight back, regardless of gender.

  14. wjh31 says:

    reminds me of this:

    NSFW language
    [uk]

    • arsenicookie says:

      @wjh31: lol… someone posted this to me when i asked a forum what i should be for halloween.. sexy cop, sexy ghostbuster, sexy sailor scout or sexy spongebob…. i went with slutberry shortcake.

    • fuzzymuffins says:

      @wjh31: indeed. i still pee my pants in laughter … oooh sexy abe lincoln. the quote “not all our costumes are sexy”… and then cut to ‘sexy mustard’… is utter genius.

    • silver-bolt says:

      @wjh31: Sexy Sexy and Frog

      Why, I do believe that’s an instant mario costume.

    • Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

      @wjh31: LOL!

  15. Primate says:

    Call me crazy, but if you have a problem with a costume couldn’t you just not buy it for your child?
    Isn’t that enough?

    • little stripes says:

      @Primate: …because the media’s obsession with sexualizing little girls is TOTES COOL and should just be ignored. Right?

      NO.

      • Canino says:

        @little stripes: This isn’t the media trying to sexualize little girls. This is the media trying to get people all incensed over nothing so the sheeple public will have something to gasp about for the next couple of days. The media is laughing their butts off every time they dig up some “story” like this.

        Media person A: “Hey, what will get the fundies all riled up today?”

        Media person B: “Hmmm…how about a story about how Santa Claus represents the debil?”

        Media person A: “Brilliant! Get to work on it!”

        2 days later:
        Fundie Parent 1: “Santa represents the debil!”

        Fundie Parent 2: “OMG call Pastor Bill and alert the prayer circle!”

    • HFC says:

      @Primate: Yes. Last year my daughter dressed as a pirate. Not a pirate wench, not a sexy pirate, not a hot pirate and not even a cute pirate, just a pirate. She looked like a girl dressed as a pirate, not a girl dressed as a prostitute dressed as a pirate. We chose the costume and would have passed on it if it had been inappropriate.
      @little stripes: Which media are you talking about? I don’t think the news media is “sexualizing” little girls, if anything they point out these types of things with feigned surprise and disgust. Are you talking about TV shows and movies? Which shows are trying to turn <10-year olds into hookers?

    • sweetbeans says:

      @Primate: I think it’s good to speak out about it, just as it’s good to speak out against anything inappropriate being marketed to children. If someone was making “bag of jagged glass” toys and selling them at Target, I’d hope people wouldn’t think that not buying it was enough.

    • BytheSea says:

      @Primate: No, because little girls see it in stores and think it’s okay. They don’t listen to mom about not being a whore because wtf does mom know.

      And then there’s the one really popular girl who has negligent parents who let her wear whore costumes every year, and most of the other days too, and all the other little girls want to be like her.

  16. bsalamon says:

    “I want to be a wench” -Mike Golic

  17. Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg says:

    Bah.

    That costume is positively tame. Keep in mind that these costumes are being sold for little girls:
    [www.halloweencostumes4u.com]
    [www.halloweencostumes4u.com]
    [www.spirithalloween.com]

    Apparently training kids to be crack whore diva Barbie sluts is starting younger and younger these days

  18. LucyTuzy says:

    Does no one make their own costumes anymore? This is the one holiday you can be as creative as you want to be.

  19. Goodnightbabytron says:

    It’s not just girl costumes that are an issue. At a Cub Scouts halloween party last week, mixed in with all the Clone Troopers and Jedi, were 2 pimps.

    What mom is letting her son play pimp for halloween?

    • jdhuck says:

      @Goodnightbabytron: Were the pimps working the crowd? Don’t make me slap you Commander Cody! Get out there and get me my money!

      To be serious, that is atrocious.

      • Kimaroo - 100% Pure Natural Kitteh says:

        @Goodnightbabytron: I remember that at a store for halloween they had a hat that was obviously a pimp hat, with the big feather and all.. but the tag said “Big Daddy Hat”.. Right.

        So the parents could claim that their sons weren’t actually pimps.

    • Absinthe says:

      but pimps are loveable & help the police with their informing!

  20. buymecandy says:

    why can’t it just be a pirate costume for girls?

  21. EyeHeartPie says:

    It doesn’t look like a wench costume. She has a sword. That makes it a straight-up pirate costume, not a pirate wench costume. Bad labeling.

  22. Etoiles says:

    Okay, I have to admit: if pirate costumes for girls were that good and that easy to get in 1986, I’d have been totally over the moon. I’ve wanted to grow up to be a mighty pirate since I was about three.

    (As I accept that “mighty pirate” is a hard career to come by these days, I’ve chosen instead not to bother growing up.)

    All of that said, this is positively tame compared to a slew of the options out there. “Wench” isn’t bad when you see costumes out and out going for “sexy.”

  23. Red_Eye says:

    Seems the only thing dirty about the word Wench is in some of your Archaic dirty minds.
    [dictionary.reference.com]

    • Anonymous says:

      If you actually scroll down in your own link, you would find this:

      ‘The word degenerated through being used in ref. to servant girls, and by 1362 was being used in a sense of “woman of loose morals, mistress.”‘

  24. Primate says:

    I just don’t understand the problem here. The market should determine whether or not these costumes are unacceptable.
    If you don’t have a problem with your kid wearing this stuff then that’s your business. If you don’t want your kid wearing it, don’t buy it.
    Leave the parenting to the parents and mind your own business.

  25. Skipweasel says:

    Can’t see a problem myself – it’s not what you /call/ the costume, it’s what it looks like, Shirley? Within reason, obviously. You probably wouldn’t sell many (for children) if you called it the Dockyard Prostitute Costume, but Wench ain’t too bad.
    Perhaps it has other connotations in the US.

  26. Zlund says:

    If your child is under 10 and she’s dressed like a stripper you are a bad parent. It’s that simple. Everyone can be as outraged as they want but if there weren’t terrible parents running around imposing an adult sexuality on their children.

    • Primate says:

      @Zlund:
      That’s really your opinion and not really based on much fact.
      If you let your child dress as mass murderer in a hockey mask does that mean he’s going to grow up and be one?

  27. Sidecutter says:

    Seriously, can we have English lessons in this country? Wench does not mean loose, immoral, slutty or anything of the sort.

    • Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ã‚œ-゜ノ) says:

      @Sidecutter: Exactly. I have no idea what mechanized rope pulleys have to do with any of this.

  28. Michael Bauser says:

    I don’t see what the problem is. If your 10-year is good at serving a fine mug of grog to travel-weary seadogs, why shouldn’t she be allowed to wear the proper server’s uniform?

    Otherwise, I’m against it, because it’s false advertising. Nobody should be dressed as a wench unless there’s ale, mead, or grog involved.

  29. chrisjames says:

    “Gather any group of parents and you’ll quickly hear about how the choices of costumes have gone from witch and princess to sexy witch and pouty porn princess,”

    What you’ll hear from any age 50 or older parents is how it went from creating your own costumes for your kids, to buying witch and princess outfits, to not caring if your 13 year old kids are having sex. Oops, hyperbole.

    My mom made all of my costumes, excluding the pirate hook that one year and the vampire fangs that other. I did the bedsheet ghost once or twice. My dad would get his own costume made too to go with me.

    I, as a kid, didn’t give two shits about any of that (and regret it since I realize that was a very loving thing to do). I cared about the candy. That’s all kids do and ever will care about.

    Maybe the quote should read “Gather any group of parents and you’ll quickly hear about how your perceived options as a consumer reflect yourself. You buy sexy costumes because the group consumerist mentality is that of a mature, possibly sex-deprived adult.” Your kids are collateral damage.

  30. The_Red_Monkey says:

    Maybe I would have less of a problem if they did not give the little girl stripper makeup as well. She looks 7 and she got caked on makeup and heels on.

  31. Corporate-Shill says:

    It could be worse, they could have used the word that starts with “W” and sounds similar to “bore” in the name.

  32. RedwoodFlyer says:

    Funny…I know someone else who wears those same boots…but she paid way way more than $29 for her getup.

  33. highpitch_83 says:

    Well, it is frightening…

    … that a parent would dress their child in that for Halloween!

  34. papahoth says:

    What’s wrong with wench? I call my wife wench just about everyday. From Webster’s: “
    Main Entry:
    1wench Listen to the pronunciation of 1wench
    Pronunciation:
    ˈwench
    Function:
    noun
    Etymology:
    Middle English wenche, short for wenchel child, from Old English wencel; akin to Old High German wankōn to totter, waver and probably to Old High German winchan to stagger – more at wink
    Date:
    14th century

    1 a: a young woman : girl b: a female servant”

    Is this not what she is? A female servant? A young woman? What’s next with you dames? Won’t be long before you have a problem being called broads too.

  35. LucyTuzy says:

    This is not a new phenomenon. When I was six (in 1984), the girl down the street (who was ten) was a Playboy Bunny for Halloween. I didn’t get what the big deal was at the time, but my mother thought it was outrageous.

  36. MyPetFly says:

    Jake: [fakes accent] How much for the little girl? How much for the women?

    Father: What?

    Jake: Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters… sell them to me. Sell me your children.

    (Second time I’ve been able to use this exchange today!)

  37. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    @Everyone quoting the dictionary: The dictionary definition doesn’t change the fact that the word has a negative connotation.

    Think of it this way: If someone calls you a wench do you really think that they’re only trying to call you an unmarried female?

  38. tmed says:

    My overweight pirate slob costume is going great, though

  39. Jrsy is the dude, playing the dude, disguised as another dude says:

    Where’s the Girls Gone Wild starter set?

  40. nidolke says:

    Don’t buy the skanky costumes and the manufacturers will stop producing them. Go to Salvation Army and make a costume like I did. I was a lady viking, not a slutty viking. $3 total.

  41. dangermike says:

    While I generally agree with the premise of the story, the example doesn’t fit it well. That costume seems fairly tasteful, in my opinion.

  42. Jabberkaty says:

    Went on a ride along with local PD in a college town on Halloween and I remember thinking that if my mom ever saw me in one of those outfits she’d skin me alive and roll me in salt.

    One girl was dressed as a beer can – picture a silver piece of cloth that covers slightly less than a bath towel wrapped around you would. She was Coors Lite. Classy.

  43. Outrun1986 says:

    I live in the northeast so its cold on halloween, most kids have coats over their costumes so you can’t see what they are anyways. The ones that don’t have coats are stupid, or they have extra clothes on underneath the costume. Point of the matter is most kids here are covered up no matter what the costume is since the weather is usually around 40-50 degrees on halloween.

    Schools have VERY strict rules on costumes here so if a kid came in looking like a slut they would probably be sent home and the parents given a lecture.

    That costume is not that bad, it could be much worse (if anything, its the way its presented in the picture that makes it look bad), hasn’t anyone else besides me noticed the high heels in the baby and little girl shoe bins at target?

  44. MaxIsmene says:

    Support the Females as Property Movement.

    Save yourself, save society and save the girlies from the tremendous burden they have been required to bear since being allowed to enter general adult society.

    Some historians believe the burden commenced in 1920 when females were granted the general country-wide privelege of voting.

    Sadly, as females gained various rights and priveleges their inability to accept the accompanying responsibilities has harmed those females, males and society as a whole.

    The emotion-laden generally irrational female of the human species has fallen short of adult expectations.

    We must remove the enormous burden from female shoulders for the good of all.

    Admittedly, there IS a very small percentage of females who ARE capable of bearing the burden of adulthood in our modern society so exceptions will be made for those few.

    However, easing females out of the requirements of being full-fledged adults and re-assuming their roles of yore will be a blessing in many ways and will assuredly improve the female’s general happiness.

  45. Anonymous says:

    There was an article about this in or local paper just last week. Its out of control and my wife and I both noticed it when we were shopping for a costume for my 8yr old daughter. I am no prude by anyones standard but this is just inappropriate for a little girl. Even more disconcerting is what we as a society are becoming when this is ‘normal’ or when these are the choices available. Maybe its time to go back to home-made costumes. In my opinion they were more fun.

    Ted Whitebone

  46. Anonymous says:

    I’m not a mom, but given that these little girls are, maybe, 6 years old I, have have a hard time sexualizing any of these costumes. I ran around naked at that age! While there are perverts, I don think it really become a problem until your 14 yr old wants to go as a gothic zombie porn star.

  47. Justifan says:

    sexualization is in the eye of the beholder.
    she’s a female pirate. shes got a freakin sword. people need to chill out. pirates of either sex look ridiculous, thats the whole point.
    if your daughter dresses like a princess about to be married are you going to tell her what happens on the wedding night?:P

    meh

  48. Anonymous says:

    I had a witches costume that I used from age 8 till age 18… it was down to my knees at 8 and covering my butt and a couple inches of thigh at 18! At least we weren’t spending money on costumes every year :P Oh, and I wore opaque tights every year too!! (I swear!)

  49. BytheSea says:

    Why can’t she just be a pirate? Why does she have to be the one who bring the pirate their beer?

  50. parabola101 says:

    I am a parent of a girl child who is now all grown up and became a pole dancer and I blame all of the holloween custumes that she wore when she was little — because at that time no other choices existed… (scarsam) … The picture of the priate wench reminded me of my daughter she was a little girl she went through all sorts of phases (behaviors) dealing with her gender as did her the majority of her girlfriends. I affectionately called these phases “gender nazi days” as they all seemed to have an invisible gender line of what was appropriate during these periods. for example during one of these phases she would only wear a frilly pink tutu and red slippers and of course a magic wand was the accessory of choice. Usually these little girls just wanted to be beautiful & powerful. And have some control over their environments. For holloween sometimes we bought a costume but if my daughter didn’t like the choices we invented one at home, which were usually have more flexable choices.

    Halloween is a the perfect NORTH AMERICAN celebration to explore aspects of fears, fantasies, try on different aspects of our personalities or push social norms or comfort zones. Overall this is an important aspect of getting to know ourselves… BTW I have a little boy (10 yrs) and he really liked to wear red elf shoes with gold trim and little gold bells… As for my little girl whose all grown up now she’s working towards getting her Phd and doing alright… Happy Holloween Everyone!! Have FUN!

  51. pgh9fan says:

    The good news is that it’s on sale now for $15.00. That’s a $14.99 savings!

  52. Raanne says:

    Can anyone tell me what the problem with this costume is? The skirt is down to her knees, the shirt isn’t low cut, there is no midrif showing, and the sleeves go to the elbows. I think its really just a sad sign of how hyper-sexualzied people have become, and a little sick that a costume of a little girl being a pirate is even thought of as sexual. The costume is “pirate wench” because wench is a pirate-ish term to call a woman.

    • Rectilinear Propagation says:

      Can anyone tell me what the problem with this costume is?

      @Raanne:

      Prudishness aside, I think I draw the line at a costume for young girls with the word “wench” in the title.

    • chemrebel says:

      @Raanne:
      “The costume is “pirate wench” because wench is a pirate-ish term to call a woman.”

      And just HOW old is the model in the costume? I’d be surprised if she’s even hit double digits yet in years. Only when my daughters turn 18 can they be as wenchy as they want.

      Granted the costume itself is not bad compared to some of the other trash I’ve seen (and worn when I was young and stupid). Pirate princess would have been a better nomenclature for a child’s costume. Save the wenchiness for us women.

  53. RobinB says:

    I agree with Raane, it’s more the model’s stance and expression that are “wenchy.”

  54. Anonymous says:

    You’ve got to be kidding me – if this costume (or even it’s title) deserves this much attention, the country is indeed in a sad state!

    Look – it’s a costume, it’s cute – not sexy…. it would be perfect if one had a boy & a girl, one dressed as a pirate, one as a pirate wench…..

    For god’s sake!

    If you want everything to be this politically correct, it should be called:
    “Pirate costume designed to be worn by a predominately female audience”

    or we could be real, and call it a pirate wench costume.

    is it sexist? – sure…. deal with it, boys and girls are different. They know it by this age.

    Is it inappropriate for a little girl – absolutely not.

    Get off your high horses!

  55. ELC says:

    And people wonder why women/girls in our society have such complexes about their looks today. The sex-ification of girls (NOT guys only girls) is very sad. And we wonder why rape is on the rise, etc, etc – this kind of stuff only sends one message: women are meat, enjoy them at will.

    Oh about the complex thing; except for the fat ones who seem to wear the outfits designed for the skinny ones – what’s up with that?? gross! look in a mirror and make sure it isn’t dirty or from the carnival.

  56. Grrrrrrr, now with two buns made of bacon. says:

    Arrrrrrrr!!! Ye be stirrin’ up a mutiny, matey!

    They sell the costume, yes, but as a parent of said potential halloween wench, you have the power not to buy it and forbid your kid to wear it.

    I think it’s tacky and inappropriate and I certainly wouldn’t let my kid wear it.

    On the other hand, if all you over-18 ladies wish to dress as a pirate wenches for halloween, I won’t complain. :)

  57. a_pink_poodle says:

    Sweet statutory! :O

  58. StedmanLumos says:

    Why is the outrage with the companies selling these costumes? There has to be a market/demand for these things or they wouldn’t make them in the first place.

  59. Anonymous says:

    Saw a store-bought pirate wench costume walking down the street in suburban Las Vegas yesterday on an 11-yr-old girl (don’t worry, she was with her mother). Not the same model pictured here, though. This one was much shorter about the skirt and worn without the somewhat modesty-preserving thigh high boots. Sigh.

  60. Zaphâ„¢ says:

    My wife doesn’t buy costumes anymore cause they are all sexy/slutty. She hates that she cannot get a regular costume anymore.

  61. S-the-K says:

    If my daughter wants to dress up as a smelly pirate hooker, then who am I to say no?

  62. lordmorgul says:

    Goodness sakes people… look up the word Wench. It has a very specific meaning at the time when pirates (who dressed like this as opposed to modern day pirates) were running around on ship decks and in dirty slums.

    A ‘wench’ is a serving girl, not a prostitute. It is not a sexual term in the context of a pirate.

  63. andoman says:

    That outfit looks totally fine to me. Actually even the sexy outfits, which are a bit disturbing are fine. Besides halloween is about shock and horror. Who cares, its one night. Just supervise the kids trick or treating.