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21 Examples of Kids Acting Like Adults

From Shocking Child Photos to Sophisticated Kinder Clothes

— September 21, 2012 — Fashion
Kids acting like adults is definitely not a new concept; however, the use of sophisticated kinder in advertising campaigns and viral videos is. Though previously, the appeal of using children in advertising came solely from the coveted cute factor, the new approach shows more of a twist.

Whether it's literal child models in reputable fashion publications or products, such as pre-teen spas, targeted towards helping kids feel like grown-ups, this fad is manifested in many forms. The most noteworthy examples of this strategy include the recent Target ad based on the hit move The Avengers; the spot showed each of the characters of the movie depicted by (rather talented) child actors. A recent promotion video for fashion label Opening Ceremony took a similar approach.
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Child Activist Redefinitions
Child Activist Redefinitions
Bilaal Rajen Tells TEDxToronto to Say No to No
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Tech Tot Prodigies
Tech Tot Prodigies
Thomas Suarez is an iPad App Developer at Age 12
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Arithmetic-Inspired Hairdos
Arithmetic-Inspired Hairdos
Parents in South China Give Their Quadruplet Boys Numbered Haircuts
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Child Stand-In Shorts
Child Stand-In Shorts
Opening Ceremony Releases 'An OCTV Fairy Tale' Video
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Half-Pint Scientists
Half-Pint Scientists
The Anatomy Apron Promotes Early Learing and Little Doctors
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Run-Amuk Children's Fashion
Run-Amuk Children's Fashion
The Mini & Maximus 'Rock Paper Scissors Collection' is Sassy and Sweet
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Tween-Targeting Spas
Tween-Targeting Spas
The Sweet & Sassy Salon and Spa Lets Girls Feel Like Grown-Ups
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Badass Children's Eyewear Campaigns
Badass Children's Eyewear Campaigns
Very French Gangsters Recruits Rebellious Youngsters
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Child Boxer Captures
Child Boxer Captures
The Vice Style 'Kiddie Battlers' Editorial is Ready to Fight
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Fashionable Kiddie Footwear
Fashionable Kiddie Footwear
Fiorentini + Baker Launches a Juniors Line With Adorable Campaign
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Classy Kid Couture Collections
Classy Kid Couture Collections
The Gucci Children Autumn Winter 11/12 Line is Playground-Chic
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Kid-Size Comic Book Characters
Kid-Size Comic Book Characters
The 'Young Avengers' Ad for Target Plays to its Market
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High Fashion Tots
High Fashion Tots
The Kids by Phillip Lim Fall 2011 Collection Creates Uber Stylish Children
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Stylish Kiddie Lookbooks
Stylish Kiddie Lookbooks
The Sons and Daughters Eyewear Collection Shows Hip Looks for Youngsters
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Raining Kidswear Ads
Raining Kidswear Ads
The Burberry Childrenswear AW12 Campaign is Absolutely Adorable
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Kid-Friendly Cooking Tools
Kid-Friendly Cooking Tools
'Kitchen Kids' Releases Safe Supplies to Prepare Snacks
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Edgy Baby Fashion Labels
Edgy Baby Fashion Labels
'Jessie and James' Creates Designer Clothing for Little Ones
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Hipster Child Photography
Hipster Child Photography
'Fashion Portraits' by Achim Lippoth Show What the Future May Hold
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Mature Child Models
Mature Child Models
The Kid is Hot Tonight Photo Series Stars 7-Year-Old Nastya
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Shocking Childhood Captures
Shocking Childhood Captures
Mary Ellen Mark's Photography is Heart-Wrenching
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