Is Your Halloween Costume Offensive? Here's A Guide To Find Out

Written by Emi Boscamp

Halloween is supposed to be fun. Fun for you, fun for me, fun for everyone. So, let's not dress up in a way that would make it any less fun for anyone else.

Whatever happened to spooky ghosts and scary monsters?

It really shouldn't be that hard. Would dressing up as Bill Cosby be fun for everyone? A Boston bombing victim? A hyper-sexualized version of a geisha? No, no, and no.

But, somehow, every year, we hear about another person who put on blackface, made fun of eating disorders, or donned all-black military gear and called himself a terrorist.

So, we're here to help. Ask yourself the following questions before you plan your disguise for October 31, and you'll have a much better chance of not offending anyone:

Have a happy — and non-ignorant — Halloween!

Graphic by Chloé Bulpin, mbg creative

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