Editor's note: This story has been updated from an earlier version to remove an erroneous detail about a scene from the movie "Mean Girls. If it's Halloween, it's time for kids to dress up and indulge in make believe. But along with costumes for ghosts, goblins and the latest pop culture icons Duck Dynasty, anyone?
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My daughter has officially entered the tween years -- and Halloween just got a hell of a lot more problematic. In years past, her wishes to dress as a witch or mermaid or princess were pretty easy to fulfill. We went online, found a suitable girls' costume that would be warm enough for a chilly night of trick-or-treating, and ordered it. This year, though, the game has changed. Big time. According to the costume manufacturers of America, once a girl child reaches double digits, it is officially time for the Halloween hoochification process to begin. Just like that, your daughter's leopard costume options morph from loose-fitting onesie Got a wannabe tween Robin Hood on your hands? Your year-old will have to steal a few more dollars from the rich if she wants pants for her costume. Cleopatra is a great costume option for your girl -- at least until she hits the tween years.
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Sexy Halloween marketing to tweens is just sick. My niece is nine years old, one year shy of this year-old tween mark, and this year, she dressed as a Broncos football player for Halloween. Lindsay Ferrier of the Huffington Post did some unofficial research when searching for a tween Halloween costume for her daughter. What she found was beyond troubling. Lindsay discovered that typical Halloween costumes made for children, like Little Red Riding Hood, automatically morphed into a thigh-high ensemble with platform shoes when designed for young girls who hit the double digits: year-old and year-old girls.