This might be a bit more asking for advice than a debate, but I could see it going that way, and I dont mind, as I am looking for what people will think.
My DS will be 2 in November. He has a big sister and therefore loves anything girl. He adores sparkles and shoes and pink, and when there is dress up clothes involved he always wants to wear the fancy dress. I have absolutely no problem with this and let him dress up in whatever he wants at the house or at playgroups.
My mom just sent the kids some Halloween costumes so we have a few choices including the ones I had already borrowed. For Conner I have an Alien from toy story, or a duck, and for DD (Ari) I have a Barbie fairy, or a pink Disney princess costume (My mom got a smoking deal on the brand name ones).
The issue is that Conner desperately wants to be a fairy. He wants to wear the Barbie fairy dress, and when he had to give that one up to his sister he went and got her old fairy costume from the dress up box and begged to have it put on.
So... Would you let your son dress as a fairy for Halloween? (and for the record, it is definitely a girl costume with a skirt and headband)
One option I have is to let him wear the fairy costume to playgroup for their party and force him to wear the duck trick or treating.
I'm really not sure what to do. I want to be really open minded about it and let him wear whatever he wants, but at the same time I don't want him to be made fun of and called a girl.
Another question, What would your reaction be to seeing a little boy dressed as a fairy for Halloween?