As Laura S. pointed out, there are many ways that a Halloween costume can go horribly wrong when it comes to young girls. But what about adults? The following are five horrible costumes that should never see the light of day:
1. A Rastafarian
This really goes for all costumes that are horribly racist. Can you believe that there are even racist costumes for DOGS? Yeah….but anywho, though there are clearly some pretty blatantly racist costumes out there, I still feel like there’s a rather large segment of the population that thinks that dressing up like an A Rastafarian is somehow ok because you know, like smoking weed is awesome, man, cuz it’s like part of their religion and stuff. Go listen to some Phish, stare vacantly at your blacklight posters and shut the fuck up, please.
2. Anything Using An Amputee as a Prop
Now, I don’t know if this is real, but it’s all a buzz on the interwebs. Do I really need to explain why this is a horrible idea? Talk about nerdery gone wrong. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s something about the majority of SciFci convention attendees that just ain’t right.
3. Michael Jackson
This has got to be the single most overused costume/impression in the history of the world. Yes, I may recall a little something about him dying last year. Just stop. Please.
4. A “Gold Digger”
I really don’t understand why one would like to perpetuate a bullshit stereotype about women, much less why one would be proud of it to some degree. I understand the whole reclamation of slurs thing, but I don’t know that there’s any value to claim in this case, no pun intended.
5. Amy Winehouse
2006 called, and it wants it’s costume back. This was fucking boring even then, and it has not somehow ceased to exist. Does she even sing anymore? Is it really that funny to make fun of a tragic human existence? Way to be an unoriginal asshole, guys.