Cost of plastic gun and plastic hat (which arrived broken) and those tiny scraps of clothing? $60.00. The cost was doubled when she had to replace the hat and gun.
But the cost isn't the issue in my mind. What I want to know is
WHY ARE ALL THE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES SO DARN SKIMPY THESE DAYS?
Everywhere I look I see costumes that are tiny scraps of cloth held together with cheap lace. French maids. Fairies. Sexy Vikings and Cheerleaders. It's nigh impossible to find a decent girl's costume that doesn't expose the midriff. (By girl I mean teen/young woman. Although it's becoming harder in the child market, too, which is QUITE disturbing as well.) For every pirate I find like the Elegant Pirate Lady I find ten Wenchy McWenches.
Seriously. What's up with the cheap lingerie, girls? Explain this to me!