在我的童年时代，这只是为了打扮，所以我记得我的妈妈把我打扮成日本艺ish，帕丁顿熊，外星人，我的兄弟是维京人或海盗 - 她的唯一规则是她必须用什么服装来做服装she had at home (the Geisha was my Dad’s silk dressing gown!).
但是我感觉到如今的服装往往是怪异的，要么是南瓜，因此Zombie Geisha可以，但不可以Trad Geisha。
My daughter had been a bumblebee, a Dalmatian and batgirl! I agree it's fine for them to dress up as non scary
AuntBeastie ·11/10/2018 16:51
艺妓并不是真正合适的万圣节服装 - 另一种文化不是服装。
That said, do what you like re spooky or non spooky. I’ve always assumed costumes are supposed to be spooky given the origins of Halloween, but there’s no law saying you have to do the same.
NotUmbongoUnchained ·11/10/2018 16:54
Butterymuffin ·11/10/2018 16:54
I've always known them to be spooky costumes. I agree that pumpkin is the best option for very small kids. I don't like the majorly gory costumes though, or the 'sexy'那些。
ChanklyBore ·11/10/2018 16:56
Fancy dress is fancy dress, you can dress as whatever you like.
Halloween is All Hallows’ eve and it is scary only.
If you are having a fancy dress party and it happens to be Halloween you can wear whatever you like.
Splurge77 ·11/10/2018 16:56
You still see loads of costumes that aren’t spooky. I’ve not noticed any change in that respect.
噢是的我是 ·11/10/2018 16:56
它不必怪异 - 我小时候从来没有任何怪异的服装。那是在爱尔兰 - 传统源于掩饰自己的想法，因此精神，pookas和各种食尸鬼不会认识您。现在，商店中成人的大多数服装确实是怪异的性工作者品种，不确定古老的爱尔兰食尸鬼会做什么
Honeyroar ·11/10/2018 16:58
I always find people/kids dressed in general fancy dress costumes a bit strange at Halloween- it's like they just don't quite get it!!
ComtesseDeSpair ·11/10/2018 16:59
The historical basis of “guising”, I think, come from an old Celtic transition of dressing to impersonate the spirits (Aos si) - who would enter the living world and were appeased with food and drink; impersonating them meant that one could receive the food and drink on their behalf. So traditionally, a Hallowe’en costume should be spooky - but later traditions, both in the UK and the US are for dressing up in any kind of masquerade or disguise, so it’s all good and do whatever you like.
LuckyAmy1986 ·11/10/2018 16:59
I went to Japan and had a makeover by Japanese women as a geisha, photo shoot etc and walked around lots of Japanese people wanted to take photos of me and said I looked beautiful. No one was offended, especially my Japanese relative who arranged it. Lots of foreigners can do this experience. What’s the big deal?
NotUmbongoUnchained ·11/10/2018 17:01
AuntBeastie ·11/10/2018 17:03
I still wouldn’t personally find that acceptable LuckyAmy, but in any case participating in something like that in Japan with Japanese people who were sharing their culture and teaching you something about it is very different to putting on a silk dressing gown and acting out a stereotype with no real understanding of the history and meaning behind it.
Deadringer ·11/10/2018 17:05
Growing up in Ireland we always dressed as witches, ghosts or monsters, that was the whole point. If wearing a geisha costume is cultural appropriation then surely celebrating Halloween is too?
ElenOfTheWays ·11/10/2018 17:05
Halloween is supposed to be spooky ( note SPOOKY not slasher crap) so witches, ghosts, black cats, etc.
I disapprove personally, as I do of the ridiculous gore some people favour which has nothing to do with Halloween; but he's your child, dress him how you like. And how he likes.
AuntBeastie ·11/10/2018 17:08
If wearing a geisha costume is cultural appropriation then surely celebrating Halloween is too?
Halloween is celebrated in lots of forms by lots of cultures so, unlike geishas, it’s a shared cultural tradition
DS is 2.5, he's going as a spider from Asda...their toddler costumes (spider, monster and witches) are cute rather than scary.
你的DSmight recognise ghost/spider/monster/witch...DS recognises and likes lots of 'spooky' things, mainly because of Ben and Holly.
But you have to be spooky if you don't want to, there's always lots of disney princess and batmans/supermans trick or treating.
LuckyAmy1986 ·11/10/2018 17:09
Ok but the relatives friends there now send my daughter geisha outfits etc for her to dress up in here, just for play. I understand what you are all saying that’s it’s different there to here but a geisha outfit is dress up for most Japanese people too! The day I did it there were lots of Japanese girls doing it too and it was obviously a new and exciting experience for them. They proudly showed me pictures of lots of celebrities who had been there for the experience. I don’t know, I guess don’t see why it’s offensive.
Just let me pop back to 1979 and tell my Mum off for offending the Japanese population of rural Scotland .
We called it Guising, made lanterns out of turnips (Swede), dressed non-spookily and had to do a little song or joke in return for our sweeties. It was fab.
LuckyAmy1986 ·11/10/2018 17:11
MrsTerryPratchett ·11/10/2018 17:12
Racism is fine but spookiness isn't?Umm no.
And I can't bear the stream of little princesses that file past every time there is any fancy dress. Spooky is better than the uniform of femininity that seems to have taken over.
LuckyAmy1986 ·11/10/2018 17:13
Who is being racist?!