I was excited to see that the local mall now has a Halloween store occupying an old shop. I love the costumes and stuff. It reminds me of my childhood and all of the costumes I wanted to wear. I mostly got stuck wearing the thin plastic suit like ones with the mask that had the little rubber band holding it on your face. For a chubby kid those costumes sucked. I always dreamed of making my own costume and winning some kind of prize.
I was looking around this store and noticed all of the offensive costumes that are available to parade around in. So I wanted to highlight a few here.
The some kind of African/tribal guy. This one is reminiscent of Kamala the Ugandan Giant or those guys from the old T&C surf shirts. For the life of me I cannot understand the logic in this costume. So let us mock the Polynesian culture to make a buck. I am probably just jealous that others need a costume to acquire the beer belly I have. What would Sally P. say to this guy? Does she support his right to party with a spear and trial head gear? WWJD?
Guy with serape & hat
So Speedy Gonzales was not enough? This guy is so commodified he does not even get a name. Just, Guy with serape & hat. The worst part is that one could vacation in Mexico and purchase an authentic serape for half the cost of this cheap thin fabric thing they are calling a serape. Silly Gringos!
The Tooth Fairy
I am not sure what to say here. You better add your own comments here. Why the cigar? You can dress up like this and make an ass out of your self and folks that are in love with someone of the same sex cannot marry and live life together. And they are the abomination?
Tequila Popper Dude
So we can exploit a people if we do it in a way that there are choices. So I can be Tequila Popper Dude or Guy with serape & hat! Arriba! Arriba! This one is cooler because he is dude. All tequila drinking Mexicans wearing bandoliers full of shot glasses love to be called dude. Well Mr. McCain we had better close the boarder now cause I do not want this country full of booze drinking Poncho Villas and their marauding band of Guys with serapes & hats
He looks awfully puzzled to me… “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani [in this commercial hell hole]?” Do your family a favor and keep the stereotypes and insults out of the tricking and treating. Purchase offensive-free costumes. Let not creativity die!!!