10 Topical But Inappropriate Halloween Costumes



Halloween is a great time to indulge the child within each of us and pull out some pranks that have been in the works all year long. It is also a time when costumes are openly accepted in society, even more than Comic-Con. Wearing a store bought costume is easy, but planning and executing one that is edgy and topical is quite the art. Here is a list of 10 Halloween costumes that pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable this past year and sometimes fell off the cliff as well.

Donald Trump

There is no celebrity shaking up the airwaves the way Donald Trump has been the past few months. For better or worse, the Presidential candidate is on a roll and now seems like the best time to make fun of him for Halloween, before, you know, he becomes President of the United States.

Rainbow Mouth

The Rainbow mouth filter in Snapchat blew up this past season and it seems like the craze has even seeped into the Halloween season.

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner has been a highly debated controversial topic over the past few months. A bad way to make your opinions clear about the athlete is by wearing a Halloween costume resembling her.

The Lion Killer

The dentist who merciless killed ‘Cecil The Lion’ was thrust into the media limelight for all the wrong reasons. This costume is almost barbaric and makes fun of the incident in the darkest possible manner.

The Lion Strikes Back

Honestly, this costume of Cecil attacking the dentist feels a lot more humane than the one where the dentist looks like he is gloating.

Which Color Is It?

For some reason, the color of this dress became a highly debated topic a few months ago. It wasn’t really an optical illusion as much as it was unnecessary hysteria. Pay homage to mass stupidity by wearing the dress that got everyone yapping.

Left Shark Onsie

The popular character from the Superbowl halftime show – Left shark, has been commercialized by one of the most commercial pop artists of all time. Katy Perry officially sells this onsie on her website for $129.99.

Psych Ward

This highly insensitive T-shirt was immediately pulled off the racks after complaints piled on regarding its content. The shirt is supposed to be a reference to Raleigh Hospital, but this was clearly just a very bad idea.

Pizza Rat

Pizza Rat was the latest off-Broadway sensation that took New York by storm this past year. It was only obvious that a Halloween costume would be dedicated to the rascally rodent.

Bill Cosby

Well its a real shame that Bill Cosby turned out to be quite a creep, but at least the controversy has kept one aspect of his legend alive – Comedy. Making fun of Cosby has been the rage this past year and wearing a sweater seems to be enough of a reason to pull out the ‘Hey hey hey’s’!