Pirates and Princesses: Small Children, Cute Costumes

1 Nov

Halloween always brings me back to childhood, when I had so many ideas for what to be that it was difficult to pick just one.  I think my favorite costume was the formal dress Belle wore in Beauty and the Beast that my mom made me when I was 4 or 5.  She worked so hard on it and it was so much prettier than anything we could have found in a store.  I wore it until I was far too big for it if I could muster an excuse to look like a princess.  As an adult, I rarely partake in Halloween beyond the consuming and passing out of copious amounts of mini candy bars.

Last night, a lot of children were running around my neighborhood all dressed up for Halloween.  We got no trick-or-treaters, but did watch costumed families frolicking through the streets with tons of candy.

Disney Candy Bag

I’ll leave you today with some fun articles related to my all time favorite conglomerate, Disney!  This one discusses the problems with “princessification” and a lack of real, strong female icons for young girls. And, although I do wish Disney made their female characters more realistic, Disneyland is truly the happiest place on Earth, so some Disneyland “secrets” should be shared.

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