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12 Very Strange Children’s Costumes Not for the Faint of Heart

Published by Paula Mitchell Bentley in Offbeat
October 8th, 2008

This weird collection of kid’s costumes ranges from disturbing to creepy to just plain weird. I am at a loss as to why you’d want to dress your kids like this unless you wanted some funny pictures and a huge psychiatrist’s bill later on. Check it out.

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This was the first costume I found under this category of “very strange”. The chicken costume on it’s own would be very sweet. Maybe too sweet. Good thing an inventive parent decided to put an Aliens style arm poking out of the chest. Fake blood and baby costumes go hand in hand. From the look on the baby’s face he’s unaware the arm isn’t real! Totally hysterical!

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This little monkey with fez costume is really cute. But weird at the same time. Aren’t these monkeys used by street people to earn money? Is that really what your want your baby to aspire to??? At least the baby won’t get nightmares from the costume like the next one!

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Okay, I get why a child would want to be a doctor for Halloween. It’s such a noble profession. Any parent would be proud to have a kid in med school. I’m not sure that’s where this kid is headed though… This one will really help kids with a phobia about doctors! I dig the giant needle and claw hand. Like being in a doctor’s coat and mask smeared with blood wasn’t enough!

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This one is all about the make-up. It’s totally reminiscent of the Cure (which I personally love). I actually think this one is adorable although slightly disturbing. Not everyone wants to be a princess for Halloween!

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Okay, this girl did want to be a princess for Halloween. It’s just that she wanted to be a zombie princess! I love the black lipstick and tousled hair. She’s far too cute to be a zombie!

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Okay, I was wrong. Maybe all little girls do want to be princesses for Halloween! This little girl takes zombie princess to the extreme with an awesome face painted skeleton and enormous black wings. I’d hate to see what she could turn you into with that wand. Maybe I should paint my toddler’s face like that this year….

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Ahhh, what the heck is that! Oh, it’s an oompa loompa. Those little guys from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory always creeped me out. How can a whole factory be run by tiny green men who never leave?

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This one seems cute at first until you see pictures of this kid being carried around in a giant stainless steel pot. Funny but awfully reminiscent of the witch in Hansel and Gretel trying to fatten up the kids before eating them.

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Oh my gosh, it’s the $700 billion dollar bail out plan! All the Wall Street babies are going to be dressed like this in 2008!

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These ones are both for babies although I guess they’re too gruesome to be photographed for the web site selling them with anything but dolls. They’re a receiving blanket with a big hole in it that you stick your adorable chubby little baby into. Snap down the hideous creature over top and voila! Gruesome, disgusting baby costume. Can you imagine what a baby would look like nursing in this get up?

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Here’s some Halloween toques for parents who have great health care plans that cover lots of counseling. There’s the bloody brain, the squid brain eater and the rat eating a brain. Decisions, decisions.

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This costume is just plain weird. It shows you the creativity that lazy teenagers have. I bet this is what my son will be wearing if he reads this!

Some Halloween costumes are cute, some are funny, weird, commerical or scary. And some are down right strange. Kids of all ages do love Halloween though. Not only do you get to play dress up, but you also get paid with candy to do it!

For a peek at other unique Halloween costumes, check out these articles:

  1. 10 Hysterically Funny Cat Halloween Costumes
  2. 10 Hysterically Funny Dog Halloween Costumes
  3. Funny Toddler Costumes for Halloween 2008
  4. http://www.purpleslinky.com/Offbeat/15-Incredible-Jack-o-Lanterns.294281
  5. http://www.purpleslinky.com/Offbeat/15-Absolutely-Bizarre-Adult-Halloween-Costumes.296001

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  1. Sam Murray
    Posted October 8, 2008 at 8:50 am

    I think the last one is possibly the best! He’s scary cause he says so, and we should all respect that!

  2. Mark
    Posted October 8, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    I LOVE the chicken baby! The face is adorable! Now I know what to dress our toddler as!

  3. Paula Mitchell-Bentley
    Posted October 8, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks for your comments guys! Glad you liked it.

  4. willy w.
    Posted October 8, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    how’d my oompa loompa escape?

  5. KTBeth
    Posted October 8, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Hmm, I’ve been wondering what to do for Haloween… That last one seems like a good idea.

  6. Kim Buck
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I like the Money Bag – the chicken is a bit gross but chances are the child is too young to remember this Halloween season.

  7. Bozsi Rose
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 11:59 am

    You had me at Oompa Loompa…

  8. Paula Mitchell-Bentley
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks for all of the comments! The chicken is definitely gross, so are the baby hats. I guess counselors need something to talk about though! I think the Oompa Loompa is especially cute/creepy. I’m so happy that so many people like this one!

  9. Liane Schmidt
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Funny stuff – I especially liked what you said about oompa loompas!



    -Liane Schmidt.

  10. Karen N
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Cute costumes:)

  11. eileenprince
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Loved it, they’re both funny and creepy at the same time:D

  12. Catelin
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    This is totally tragic. No wonder Halloween is becoming the devil’s holiday and darker than sin.

    Posted October 10, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Here’s the origin of Halloween:
    “The Celts believed that during “Samhain” the veil separating life from death was at its thinnest. On the evening of October 31, the evil spirits and souls of the dead passed through the barrier and visited the world of the living. The Celts believed these spirits could cause all kind of havoc. They also believed that they could talk with the dead, departed loved ones and such. They also believed that they could devine the future. The powers of darkness were conjured up on “Samhain”. The Devil himself, would be called upon to foretell of future events.
    Samhain was the supreme night of demonic jubilation. Spirits of the dead would rise out of their graves and wander the countryside, trying to return to the homes where they formerly lived. Frightened villagers tried to appease these wandering spirits by offering them gifts of fruit and nuts. This is the origin of our present day “trick-or-treat.” They began the tradition of placing plates of the finest food and bits of treats that the household had to offer on their doorsteps, as gifts, to appease the hunger of the ghostly wanderers. If not placated, villagers feared that the spirits would kill their flocks or destroy their property.”

    It has always been the “devil’s” holiday. Most of these costumes are cute and funny not “darker than sin”. Get over it. It you don’t like it, don’t read it!

  14. Paula Mitchell-Bentley
    Posted October 11, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Everyone gets to have their own opinion without forcing it on anyone else. They’re just kids costumes, let’s not get too worked up! So many important things are happening in the world .. this is something dumb to fight about.

  15. Rose
    Posted October 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    That first one is just so wrong.

  16. scuba
    Posted December 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

    that’s not an Alien arm,…. it’s a neck and screaming head,…..

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