Wishcraft by Chasing Fireflies offers upscale costumes worthy of a Broadway stage. Many of the costumes are priced higher than $50 with some are around $100. There are dragons, Marie Antoinettes, musketeers, golden rapunzels, kangaroos, giraffes, and even Medussa.
I didn’t have an issue with Aztec princess, Cleopatra, Japanese empress Lotus Blossom, but for some reason the Indian Goddess Durga costume, which features multiple fake arms, just struck me as wrong.
The magazine features a beautiful child-size Indian sari, which I think Indian children at school would appreciate and might be flattered by. But somehow the multi-armed Goddess Durga costume seemed in bad taste. Maybe because it’s a religious figure versus just a historical or cultural one?
I think if a kid showed up as Jesus at school or around the neighborhood some fur would fly. (They might get away with St. Peter or John the Baptist.)
Would Arabs be offended by the Sultan and genie costumes? Would Native Americans be offended by the Indian costumes that look like they are straight off the Lone Ranger TV show from the ’50s?
Am I reading too much into this? Would the kids, parents or teachers at school be offended by the Indian Goddess with multiple arms costume? What other costumes might cross the line from dressing up to mocking? Or should kids be able to wear anything they can put together?