Halloween is coming, and you have been waiting for this the whole year. You have been attentive to the popular horror TV shows and films, and you want to look the best on this scary holiday. Halloween is becoming more and more popular each year, and it is somehow becoming interconnected with fashion. The costumes play an extremely important role, and if you do not want to look like an outsider in your boring or simply inappropriate outfit, then keeping on reading this article about the Halloween costume bloopers to avoid in 2017.
There were many scandals about people painting their faces in black to look like a famous African American character or actor. You need to understand that this is just inappropriate! It offends a huge amount of black people. Therefore please, dress up just like the particular African American, but never paint your face in black color. You can even wear the Afro wig to look more convincing, but doing anything to your face is racist. If you are afraid that no one will recognize the character, simply choose the white one that is closer to your skin tone.
Wearing anything that reminds of Nazi Germany will hurt the feelings of thousands of people whose relatives suffered from what Germany did to the Jews and the soldiers all over the world during the countless wars. There were a number of incidents when people dressed up like Hitler, and it was so far from fun. Halloween costumes are about entertainment and not provoking sadness and frustration. You do not want any person to remember what his/her relatives went through. That is why we do not play with the Nazi symbolism.
Allow us to be honest: on Halloween, we choose the unreal characters we want to look like. However, Native Americans are real people – why would you choose to dress like them? They have been oppressed for centuries, but they managed to survive – this is worth our respect and not wearing Halloween outfits resembling them. Just like dressing up as any nation or minority – whether it is Mexican, Japanese Geisha or Arab people – it is simply inappropriate and vulgar. Imagine if you belonged to some distinguishable nation, and you would see someone come in the ridiculous costume symbolizing it. Would you not feel disgusted and offended?
No, this costume will not offend anyone for sure. However, the film was a huge hit this year, and eventually every other woman will be wearing Wonder Woman costume. Do you want to bump into 20 females dressed up like you? Probably not. There are many other cool Halloween costumes – why choose the most popular one? Be creative! Find the character from the horror film that everyone is aware of but never thought of wearing his/her outfit! Do not tell us you have no time to make a creative costume because you are overloaded with the academic assignments. Okay, EduBirdie will help you and you will find out about your amazing opportunities.
First of all, it is just tasteless – whether you dress up like a sexy nurse, a sexy police officer or a sexy teacher. Second of all, do you not find it sexist? Such costumes hint at the fact that women cannot be taken seriously in any of these professions, and this is just wrong. Halloween’s outfits have gone really far now, it is simply unoriginal to dress up like anyone sexy. Sold in the majority of cases in the sex shops, such outfits will poke fun at you. There are so many Halloween costume ideas– create something special!
The last one on our list of Halloween bloopers is the costume of the homeless person. We have no idea why it is so popular and why is it that funny. Homeless people are a huge problem in almost every country, so mocking at this issue is just disrespectful. These people cannot stand up for themselves and they will not raise this issue in the social media, and that makes dressing up like them even more disgusting. And as was mentioned earlier, the homeless are real people; they are none of the characters! Be creative and pick the one from your favorite horror film.
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