This Halloween corporate America cashed in big on Paris Hilton’s short stint in jail with her very own costume. And I’ll give them this, the costume is as authentic as it is trashy, it even comes with a false sense of entitlement. But it got me thinking just who’s this costume for?

Paris Hilton’s fans are mostly… well they’re mostly older men but except for the random oddball (pictured right), this is definitely geared toward teenage girls. Then I realized–so what else is new? A quick search of any online store reveals an excess of woefully inappropriate costumes for not just teens but preteens as well. Even the names of these costumes are troublesome: Major Flirt (skirt/military outfit), Dragon Geisha (a Geisha is basically a Japanese escort/entertainer), French Maid (just what it sounds like), and let’s not forget Frisky Witch. Here’s an excerpt of the Frisky Witch description from spirithalloween.com:

This ain’t your mother’s witch, with a freaky dress over a white skirt with tutu, ragged black cape, and pointy witch hat! Add stockings, shoes, and gloves for an added frisky factor.

Frisky factor, WTF does a preteen need added frisky factor for? In all fairness Spirit Halloween lists this costume under its tween & teens section. Oh wait that’s right tween is just another word for preteen aka frisky free-zone.

In all honesty it doesn’t bother me how you raise your kids as I’m very liberal and by liberal I mean apathetic. All I’m saying is only on Halloween is the sexing up of children sanctioned.