Many of us, of Christian faith or otherwise, do not celebrate Halloween. However, this post is not about trying to convince you of the reasons Halloween is evil. It is simply a reminder, if you are dressing up in costumes for Halloween or any other event, for you and your children to be ever ready to dress modestly! And what better time to write about costume modesty than in October?
It is rather disappointing to see that some women (and men) who on regular days are modest and conservative (probably because of their being shy and comfortable in baggy clothing and not because of convictions) will go almost naked when wearing (or not wearing) costumes on Halloween.
Halloween is the “perfect” excuse to be slutty, so it seems. Hardly anyone judges you for wearing hooker heels and low V-neck tops, because that is what’s being sold everywhere in costume stores. You know where else you can find these costumes? Porno shops, all year round. October is the month when you can find a little piece of your friendly Adult store in the aisles of almost every retail store.
Perhaps if it isn’t the pagan or Satanic influence that prompts you to not celebrate Halloween, it should be the blatant sexual display of the body, including that of children’s. It is the one night where our children are openly invited and allowed to accept processed candies and treats from total strangers, some of whom may be pedophiles.
I personally do not have anything against just costume wearing or pretend play. We should enjoy creativity, because our God is creative! Through clothing, we can tell stories that inspire and invoke childlike wonder. Jesus told parables to reveal truth, and so fiction and storytelling through our clothing may not be bad in and of itself.
MODEST COSTUME ALTERNATIVES
Speaking of which, here are some cute and modest costumes for men, women, and children alike. These can even be worn for parties and events besides Halloween.
Let me start with modest couple costumes from Disney back when they were somewhat wholesome and family-friendly!
For girls, boys, and even the whole family, dressing up as Bible characters is a lot of fun for educational purposes!
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