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Can we discuss how the hobo nightmare is based on the hobo clowns mixed with the fear of clowns and isn't actually a big ol' fuck you to homeless people? Or how the gorilla costume has been around long before Harambe? Or how the restrained prisoner is normally a nod to Hannibal the cannibal? Or how the prisoner costumes are paired with cop costumes for couples or friends and literally have nothing to do with the justice system past that? And for the dia de los Muertos, as someone who has worked in a Halloween store for nearly 4 years I can tell you right now half the people who buy those costumes actually celebrate the day of the dead, 3/4 of the other half are encouraged by their Latino/Latina friends or family to go ahead and get the costumes, and the final 1/4 get the costume because the like the way it looks. I'm confident if you wanted to that last half you could probably teach all about day of the dead and they will love and respect it. There was only 1 group of 3 people in all my years working who wore the costumes to joke around. And, it should be of no surprise, they were 3 white frat boys.
OMG, I would have to throw out almost all of my costume ensemble. Wait, does that mean I can't dress up for King Richard's Faire because I'm mocking the British aristocracy?
Is this list some kind of spoof? Because this is stupid. isn't the point of a costume to highlight the most ridiculous part of a stereotype
People dress up as witches every year with green skin, warts, and big noses. Very stereotypical. We don't look like that, but you don't see us complaining!
Exactly, it's Halloween, we all know it's over the top to an absurd level, the one day where, I think, we shouldn't care about this sort of stuff.
Dude, if someone put actual work and research into making their costumes let them wear it. Everything after the day of the dead was just pulled out of your ass.
omg, people are always going to be offended no matter what you wear say or do. so be true to you do what the fuck you want and live a happy life.
Our culture as a nation is what's gotten offensive. Screw this dumbass list. If my kids want to dress up as cowboys and indians?? Yeah. THEY WILL!!
Seriously? Exploiting the prison system, and mass murderers, and the gorilla? The pregnant reality star is not body shaming! It’s hilarious! Is this a joke?!? So, you think Hannibal Lector is going to be super offended if I dress up like him for Halloween? That’s what that costume is, dumb asses! It’s a character from a movie! You really think all these things are offensive?! You have got to be kidding me!!!
Hey and before I forget give candy to anybody as long as they have a costume on. Who cares about the age. If you have the spirit in you. Have fun with it