Xeni Jardin at 1:43 pm Wed, Oct 31, 2012
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In our Epic Halloween DIY Costume thread, Boing Boing reader Jean Dunk shares this wonderful photo and says, "Here is my 9 month old as a mermaid." Here's a larger size.
Thank god this isn’t in the “overly-sexualized costumes” thread…
That was basically my thought. and,… Why: 1) should we cover a baby’s nipples, 2) should we allow men’s nipples to be seen but not women’s, 3) would a mermaid bother with a bra seeing as she doesn’t (typically) have anything covering her cloaca?
Y’know, it seems to me that excepting those circumstances when they’re perched on rocks above the surface, singing young seamen to their doom, most mermaids wouldn’t even need the bra for support while they’re swimming around. Right?
Still, in this instance, the top piece is useful. Without it, young Ariel might just be mistaken for a normal (if preternaturally adorable) infant halfway wriggled out of her blankie.
Why…should we cover a baby’s nipples
Isn’t the point of most costumes that they convey a visual concept by using familiar tropes? If a woman wears a costume with a mask, do we compare it to a niqab?
Awe this is so cute!! What a beautiful baby and outfit. That must have taken a lot of time, talent ad effort to make!! So cute!!
Such a shayna punim!
Now that’s some thoroughly blinding cuteness!!
That is freakin’ adorable!
He’s so cute!!!!
What? Why not? Never assume…..
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