Friday, January 16, 2009

A Pretty Penny

Do you have $300-$400 to spare? Shop eBay for your child beauty pageant needs:

National Pageant Dress 6-24Months/ Cinderella Fashions
SOLD - $400.00
This dress is for girls so young that a diaper cover is included.

NATIONAL GLITZ PAGEANT DRESS 2 2T 3 3T SLIM 4
SOLD - $300.00
Here's a dress for ages 2-4 -- includes a warning that: "IT DOES HAVE A FEW STAINS ON THE INSIDE OF THE DRESS FROM SPRAY ON TANS."

AMAZING GLITZ BABYDOLL PAGEANT DRESS BRIGHT PINK OOAK!!
SOLD - $300.00
The baby modeling this tiny dress is sporting makeup -- foundation, blush, and lipstick.

National Glitz Pageant Dress 2T-4T
SOLD - $300.00
The lucky buyer can pay for this dress using a convenient monthly payment plan.

National pageant dress
SOLD - $300.00
This seller reassures us that "I have also resecured all of the snaps on the dress. You wouldnt want a clothing malfunction on stage."

NATIONAL LEVEL PAGEANT DRESS SIZE 4-5
SOLD - $280.00
The little tot modeling this dress is made up to look as if she is in her twenties.

2 comments:

Dr. H said...

Damn, I won't buy my toddler jeans that cost more than $10 bucks. I must be doin' somethin' wrong.

MomOfThree said...

Very interesting that all but one of the listings promoting A COSTUME for sale included photos of children. Three of the costumes were displayed on dressmaker's mannequins, so there really wasn't any need to show pictures of them actually being worn. Did anyone else notice that two of the listings also had a shot of mom beaming in the background behind her little contestant? One listing even included mom and daughter in a slide show! I just thought it interesting (and maybe typical) of how these were presented for sale....on e-bay, no less, not even on a pageant site; not to mention that each one sold for a nice sum of money.

Maybe it's just me, but long before I'd fork over hundreds of dollars for a "dress" (and a second-hand one at that!) for a child so young that the ensemble included a diaper cover, I would take that money and put it into a prom/college/wedding fund for the child.