Diy gypsy costume ideas
When it comes to disrespecting women, this costume is a double whammy of terrible. It not only reduces women to sex objects, but it makes a woman’s weight into a joke. In the age of body positivity, haven’t we grown past this?
(The answer is yes.)
Whether it’s a member of ISIS or someone who’s committed a horrifying mass shooting, we can every consent that it is % a bad thought to dress up as a terrorist.
While we’re at it, let’s cross dictators, love Hitler, off the list, too.
When someone dresses up as a member of a culture that isn’t their own, particularly in an exaggerated or «humorous» way, it can be hurtful to those who do belong.
Even if it’s a beloved Disney character (hint: Moana). Skip the thick mustache/poncho combo, the Native American headdresses, the kimono, the — well, you get it. If it would make an offensive mascot, it’s an offensive costume.
This «tranny granny» costume was pulled from Walmart after facing backlash from consumers who pointed out that it mocks and satirizes transgender women — in addition to using a transphobic slur. But numerous retailers still carry the costume, crediting it as a Mrs.
While this one is especially offensive, any costume intended to insult trans people — such as this Caitlyn Jenner costume from a few years ago — should be avoided.
A Holocaust victim
In the past, celebrities — more than one! — own been called out for dressing up as a Nazi for Halloween.
Know what’s just as bad? Dressing up as a Holocaust victim.
Final year, several retailers came under firefor selling an «Anne Frank» costume for little girls. Numerous places pulled it off the shelves after customers complained, but other online stores continue to offer it as «World War II Evacuee Girl» or «Child’s s Girl Costume.» It goes without saying that anyone who went through such a tragedy deserves more respect.
With refugee crises frequently in the headlines, there may be folks who ponder this is a newsworthy topic to take inspiration from, but it’s so significant to remember that it deeply impacts the lives of millions of people.
The same goes for any costumes that reference immigration issues — other people’s genuine struggles are not costume fodder.
Anything involving blackface
Let’s be clear: It’s not — we repeat, not — okay to dress up in blackface for Halloween (or any other day of the year). It’s so simple to dress up as one of your favorite celebrities — no matter their skin color — without being offensive. Let’s avoid Julianne Hough’s «Crazy Eyes» costume and Luann de Lesseps’s Diana Ross costume, okay?