Our treasured annual tradition of roasting bad costumes from the big costume stores continues! Eleven years of mocking racist, shameful, or just plain confusing Halloween costumes. This is your trigger warning for cussing, dick jokes, and so forth. 🙂
If you’d like to read previous years here they are:
Here we go! In no particular order here are some Bad Costumes for 2021:
Corporate Sponsored Apocalypse. Nothing soul crushing about dressing up as your favorite brand for a holiday while the world is on fire and rich countries hoard vaccines during a pandemic! It’s every early 2020 corporate newsletter starting with “___ cares about your health” or whatever.
Urban Commuter. I should have put this one behind a click-through since it’s so deeply harrowing and scary. Sorry for the nightmares everyone! Before you @ me I did find this in the Halloween section of a site. If anyone has any clue what the hell is going on here comment below please.
This year there were almost no indigenous costumes I could find on mainstream sites, I think maybe we’ve finally turned a corner on mocking cultures to celebrate a holiday (thank fuck). I did see a myriad of “ha ha fat people” costumes that were the same tired tropes as every year, so we haven’t really moved forward there so don’t get too excited. Please remember insulting entire groups of already marginalized people isn’t a cute look this October (or ever).