Is this the worst Halloween costume of all time as some bloggers are describing it? Probably not.
Is this a costume that anybody under the age of 65 will recognize when the little girl shows up at the front door Monday night looking for candy? Probably not.
New this year, it’s the World War II evacuee costume, an outfit for young girls who are not into princess outfits but imagine themselves fleeing from the London blitz to the British countryside in 1940 or 41.
Actually it’s not usually overly sensitive Americans who are offended. It’s the British who still don’t have a sense of humor when it comes to the Nazi bombing of 70 years ago.
Blogger Nick Douglas, editor of Slacktory.com told the Huffington Post that the United Kingdom has several commemoration days worked into the elementary school curriculum as a creative way to teach kids British history.
The costume is designed for Evacuee Day and for 11.99 pounds, a time-stressed British parent can purchase it — complete with an ID and destination tag pinned to the collar.
The costume is sold on eBay.