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For many people Halloween is “come as you aren’t” day, an opportunity to dress up as something or someone totally different. The problem happens when people dress up as someone who isn’t as excited about their day-to-day outfit becoming your Halloween night sexy vibe.
Twerkin Miley-Thicke Fiasco
spirithalloween.comOften dressing up like a famous person can provide a great costume without being culturally or religiously offensive. This is not one of those times. Let's learn from Miley's mistakes and stay far, far away from this mess.
Sexy Native American Indian
halloweencostumes.comBecause nothing says respect for Native American culture quite like a corset and stillettos! It’s not just cultural appropriation, it’s sexy cultural appropriation. As if the costume isn’t bad enough, the costume's description is the icing on top of this offensive Halloween cake: “I bet your father is wishing he never let you out of the tee pee now... You keep starting conflicts with neighboring warriors, breaking hearts within your own tribe, and staying out way past curfew. Winning over the heart of any Brave is going to be quite easy in this Sexy Native American Indian Costume.” The stereotypes keep on coming.
gawker.comDead sexy takes on new meaning with this costume. Anorexia is on the rise and is the deadliest of all mental illnesses so who doesn’t want to get in on that action? This was actually being sold at Ricky’s, a popular beauty and costume chain in NYC. Wisely, management has taken it off the shelves.
State Mental Patient
costumehub.comIf you prefer your mental illness costume with a little less specificity, then put down that Anna Rexia tape measure and give this one a try. Who cares about the difficulties and stigma that people with mental health issues face, it’s Halloween! The only thing this costume has going for it is that it’s not a Sexy Mental Patient. Also, who is paying thirty bucks for a costume they could make with a nightgown and a Sharpie?
partycity.comHomeless people are so cute. There is a grown up version for dad and a sexy version for mom (same gender parents can mix and match) so the entire family can make fun of the less-fortunate together.
halloweencostumes.comThere is really no better way to respect your elders than this homage -- because, you know, the best way to honor those who raised and cared for you is to make fun of their osteoporosis and big asses. Considering the pressure women are under to spend our time, money and energy trying to halt the natural process of aging, maybe this is supposed to be a scary costume? Or an inspirational one?
halloweencostumes.comAs a fat woman, I can’t tell you how excited I am that people can dress up in a way that suggests that I might lose my dog in my own ass, which is apparently so permanently numb, I would never notice that he’ s in there. You can go as this if you want, I’ll be going as a sexy fat woman -- though that’s less of a costume and more of my every day look.
fantasytoyland.comWho needs the whole dog gag when just having a larger body is so funny! This costume was categorized as “funny adult costumes,” right next to “Marijuana Man” and “Adult Roadkill.” Next year you can go as a tall person -- hilarious!
Mail Order Bride
fantasytoyland.comHell yeah to sex trafficking! What’s hotter than a woman who is so desperate to get out of her situation that she sells herself to a man she’s never met? Maybe if she was kidnapped and doesn’t have a say in the sale! We welcome you to America with candy corn and caramel apples.
Tokyo Treasure Geisha
halloweencostumes.comA miniskirt, corset and some chopsticks in your hair does not make you a Geisha, but it does make you offensive. If Halloween is about taking other cultures and stereotyping the crap out of them then this “Tokyo Treasure Geisha Costume” is working overtime.
halloweencostumes.comMaybe you don’t want to limit yourself to one region and are more in the market to offend an entire religion? We’ve got you covered with this sexy nun costume. For bonus points you can add the “pregnancy belly” and find someone to go with you as a priest. Either way you’ll have the opportunity for some sexy sacrilege.
Maybe you are not so bothered by the costumes, but for me, knowing that a costume might be offensive is enough to inspire me to be creative and find something else to be.