When Lin Kramer was shopping for a Halloween costume for her 3-year-old daughter at Party City, she was surprised to find that there were 16 "career costumes" for boys and only three such costumes for girls, according to NBC's "Today" show.
The boys costumes typically look realistic, while the girls are modified to feature skirts, Kramer noticed.
She wrote an open letter to the company on Facebook, calling the girls' costumes "sexualized."
Party City responded to Kramer, saying they appreciated the message, then deleted the post.
In a statement to NBC News, the company explained in part that, "Party City supplies a broad assortment of costumes suitable for all styles, tastes, and budgets. We believe parents are as involved in their children's costume choices as they are in selecting their everyday attire ..."