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post #21 of 161
The first piece of clothing DH bought for DD before she was born was a skull and crossbones argyle t-shirt. Cutest thing evah!!!
post #22 of 161
we love skulls here!
post #23 of 161
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Originally Posted by jeanine123 View Post
it can be a bit hard at times finding something that fits that doesn't have a skull on it if that makes any sense.
Really? Around here, I find that this kind of thing is more of a rarity than the norm. I am purposefully looking for it too. I find it much more common to find sports, Disney characters, military and television-themed clothing than anything else. I wonder if it's a regional thing.
post #24 of 161
Don't like 'em, but don't care if anyone else wears 'em.

I don't 'do' dark imagery for my kids...no skulls (in the pirate format), no bloody anything, no weapons, no vampires, etc. At Halloween, we do neutral costumes and decorate to celebrate fall rather than ghouls and gore.

I do a lot of energy work and to me, this imagery's really low vibration and basically the LAST thing I want on them. I personally prefer to dress them in brighter colours with more life-affirming stuff.

Just me. I'm wierd that way
post #25 of 161
Skulls rock. Dd2 used to have a pair of babylegs with a skull & crossbones print on them.
post #26 of 161
I could care less if other people wear them. As for my own kids, I like them as 'accent' pieces, not so much on main pieces of clothes. Like, on a pair of huggalugs, or a shoe, or a bow or a bracelet, if that makes sense. Actually, I like them a lot better on kids than I do on adults - although again, I have a lot more things to worry about than skulls and crossbones. I find imagery of guns, violent goo dripping zombies and gross garbage pail kids a lot more distracting and bothersome than skeletons.
post #27 of 161
DD has some skull and crossbones onesies...we called them the Evil Knievel outfit.
post #28 of 161
I really like some graphic designs that are out right now. I do think the skull and cross-bones are going to be over saturated this season and will not be as "cool" as they were last season. I personally would not want to purchase something for my daughters with a skull and cross-bones on it- mostly because we live in a very religious area and I think people can see that as morbid.

In many cultures people wear/display skulls as a sign of remembrance- in Mexico there are huge festivals where people wear skull like mask to honor their dead family members and friends.

I personally have a skull in my living room that is a ceramic one that I painted- my great grandma had one in her kitchen and I always loved it so when I saw one I grabbed it and painted it and now it is like a part of her is still in my world.

I did try to go buy my husband some just inexpensive tees and all I could find were stuff with skulls- so I had to pass.
post #29 of 161
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Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife View Post
The shoes I thought were cute.

Another part of the new line that has a skull shirt here.

Per the dress code at my older two kids' school, the shirt would not be allowed but I think the shoes would be okay.

eta: the links aren't really working right b/c it's flash, so if anyone is interested - you have to click back or forward a page or two. I tried the shoes I like have several tiny skulls on them.
I think the shoes you meant were on page 22-23. If so, they're pretty cute. I probably wouldn't buy them, but I wouldn't have a problem with my kids wearing them.
post #30 of 161
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
I don't particularly like skulls on clothing for anybody, of any age. I won't wear them, and I wouldn't pick it out for my kids.

However, I wouldn't stop any of my kids from wearing things that are "not my taste" once they're old enough to pick out their own clothes. I just don't think clothing is worth fighting about, especially not something like a cartoony skull design on otherwise appropriate clothing styles. I save my "gentle persuasion" about clothing on modesty (appropriate parts of the body being covered), not on fabric designs.

I certainly wouldn't think twice if I saw a young child wearing skull design clothing. It's just clothing- not my own personal taste, but nothing to make a big deal about either.


DH wears shirts with skulls on them. I don't care for it, but I don't wear it. And I wouldn't be that picky when it comes to my kids clothing either, when they get to an age where they can pick out their own clothes. I wouldn't choose clothes with skulls on them for my kids. I don't know what I would do with clothing with skulls that was a gift.
post #31 of 161
I don't like the skulls, etc for kids and wouldn't buy anything with those images on it for any of my kids. I never have bought anything "camouflage" either. I just don't find it attractive and appealing.

What others wear doesn't concern me.
post #32 of 161
Well, first off I'm totally annoyed that you showed me that because now I have to go buy that shirt. Maybe one for each boy because they're that cute!!

I love skull stuff. I'm an old used to be punk rocker though. We try to dress our kids in not kids clothing. My boys have been in them for years. Even down to cute little skull shoes!

If this baby is a girl, I'm excited to put her in pink skully stuff.
post #33 of 161
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Originally Posted by *Aimee* View Post
Well, first off I'm totally annoyed that you showed me that because now I have to go buy that shirt. Maybe one for each boy because they're that cute!!
sorry

at least it won't be out until the end of Oct. so you have time

and yeah, Lisa, that's the right page. For those with baby girls, don't flip through all the pages - way too much cuteness for your wallet.
post #34 of 161
I don't usually go for skulls on clothing, but the current trend doesn't really offend me or make me think of pirates -- it all reminds me of the momento mori tradition... more than pirate flags.
post #35 of 161
Hmm, I always associated skull and cross bones with death. As in pirates (the real ones from the past and present) and signs on poison. Because of that I would never choose to buy clothing with skulls on it for DS. I guess I don't understand why you would want to put a symbol of death on a child. But when he is older and that's what he chooses to wear, I wouldn't stop him.
post #36 of 161
I like the cute skulls. but not the ones made to be SCARY. Lea'Ann loves skeletons and skulls
post #37 of 161
We do them.

My son also just got an Old Navy shirt that says "Mummy's Boy" and has a picture of a mummy on it.

The options for boys are often so limited that a skull is a refreshing break from diggers/sports/boats.
post #38 of 161
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Originally Posted by Shera971 View Post
Hmm, I always associated skull and cross bones with death. As in pirates (the real ones from the past and present) and signs on poison. Because of that I would never choose to buy clothing with skulls on it for DS. I guess I don't understand why you would want to put a symbol of death on a child. But when he is older and that's what he chooses to wear, I wouldn't stop him.
well, besides the 2 yo, my kids can and do choose what they want to wear (including picking out what I buy). Actually, come to think about it, the 2 yo does insist on wearing certain things, like a specific horse sweater over and over again even when it's dirty (and hot outside).

I guess, though, that they don't associate skull stuff with death necessarily, so maybe they would choose differently if they were better informed (?)... Not that I think "dead person!" when I see, say, a Babyhawk mei tai with skulls on it, but I get that others maybe do.

Thanks, all, for your thoughts
post #39 of 161
DH and I went shopping for our almost 4yo DS today and I was surprised at how many skulls there were everywhere! I noticed it when I took my 15yo DS school shopping last month, but I thought it was just that age. The majority of 15yo DS's clothes have skulls on them, and that's fine. For the 4yo? I did not buy anything with a skull for him. It's a teenage look, to me.
post #40 of 161
I don't think skulls are a big deal, especially since it is almost Halloween. There are some families that hate Halloween and some that believe that the devil is going to get them on Halloween (my mom was one of these people) and I think they would consider the skulls either a sign of consumerism gone to far or a sign of the devil and that might drive them to ban these things in their homes.
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