The 2013 Carnival season is right around the corner and I wanted to give you a little sneak peak at this year’s costumes… Every year my kids’ school is full of the same old, gender specific costumes like Indians, cowboys, clowns, princesses or fairies and like every year, I am doing my very best to try and put my own spin on things and come up with something a little more unique !
My son is a huge fan of Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, an animated family TV series that centers around the adventures of four ninjas and is based on the Lego toy series of the same name. Dressing up as one of the four ninjas was an obvious and easy choice and the green ninja costume was one very lucky find… 😉
One of the greatest things about Lego Ninjago is that one of the main characters, Nya is a female Samurai which not only provides little viewers with a positive female role model but will hopefully influence more girls to dress up as ninjas and samurais this year !!!
Which brings me to the much dreaded task of finding a cute, age-appropriate and non-stereotypical costume for my two year old little girl…. Every year I browse stores, catalogs and the world wide web only to become increasingly frustrated at the limited chioces – not every girl wants to be a princess, witch, mermaid, Minnie Mouse or a ladybug and not every girl likes pinks and pastels ! Not to mention the sad fact that many of the costume choices for girls of all ages are highly sexualized these days…
My feisty, rambunctious two-year-old is not the princess-y type, nor would I like her to be and this year she will go to her school’s Carnival party dressed as the little pirate she really is at heart !!!
(images: bridgee for littlestarblog)