WILDLY INAPPROPRIATE COSTUMES
1. Sister Wives
The show’s not on right now and everyone will just assume you’re fighting with your two best friends over some guy dressed as Billy Ray Cyrus. It’s key that your Halloween costume be relevant and timely if you want anyone to know who are you without asking. Stick with the shows that everyone’s talking about right now.
2. Abby and Brittany Hensel
Trust me, I thought about it. A lot. But at the end of the day it’s just not nice to dress up as Abby and Brittany Hensel. I know, I know, making good decisions sucks sometimes. But if we ever want to get all our questions answered, we can’t be them for Halloween.
3. A Half-Ton Killer
The story of Mayra Rosales covering up for the murder her sister committed actually turned out to be really tragic. Definitely not the feel good half-ton killer story that we all expected. So unless you want to have serious conversations about child abuse all night, I’d streer clear of this one.
4. Someone with a giant face tumor
Once again, this TLC special turned out to very disturbing. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the tumors I saw during the episode or the emotions I felt when I realized that adults grew up with these deformities. While I can recommend watching the special and gaining some valuable perspective on your life, I don’t recommend this as a costume. Seriously, have some respect.
5. Honey Boo Boo
Surprised to find this in the wildly inappropriate costume section? Well, as I explained yesterday in the award-nominated essay “1o Pop Culture Halloween Costumes That You’ll See At Every Party In America,” this costume will be overdone. So overdone that by the time you arrive at your party, no one will be impressed that you rented a real live pig to serve as Glitzy. Go for original this year and don’t go for Boo Boo.