It is the time of the year where people dress up and enjoy. Yes, Halloween 2020 is near. You may have thought of the costume you are going to wear for the day. However, there are some costumes you should not wear. So here are the points you have to keep in mind while selecting the costumes. Everybody has to enjoy the day so you must not offend others with the costumes you wear. Have a look at the tips below.
1. Steer clear of costumes insensitive to culture
Friendly reminder as Halloween approaches, these types of costumes will NEVER be okay. Stop using culture as a costume. Thanks🙂 #culturalappropriation #offensive #cultureisnotacostume #halloween #costume pic.twitter.com/memTndIPew— Makeupkey_ (@DneesyC) September 27, 2020
Some people wear costumes about culture thinking it as a great joke. However, it can offend people. Donning dresses linked with Native American, African or Indian cultures are not Halloween costumes. So try to choose dresses that are not culturally insensitive.
2. Do not offend people by wearing Covid related costumes
Covid pandemic is a series issue. Till now many are suffering from the effects of it. So do not wear costumes about Covid pandemic or patients. This will make people feel bad. Many may feel hurt if you play a joke on the pandemic. There are many other options for costumes available for you to wear.
3. Be Covid safe
Yes, you have to enjoy the day but do not forget to wear masks. You have to be safe from infection. Try to consider the safety of yourselves and others. Then you can have a full advantage of the day. Do not try to frighten others by saying you have Covid because it is also not a joke.
4. Glamorising frontline workers
Many people are wearing sexualised costumes of frontline workers. They are actually putting their lives at risks to take care of Covid patients so it is not suitable for Halloween.
5. 2020 election references
This year’s election preparations are going in full swing so many may think that it is a good idea to apply during Halloween. This is also taken by many as a serious issue so we have added this in the list. Wearing a costume of a candidate can offend people and may lead to unnecessary rifts.
6. Black lives mater costumes
Many people are showing support to black lives matter campaign. However, do not wear a black costume during Halloween in support of it. It may get taken in a negative light. That is why be careful when choosing a costume.
7. Dressing as a cop
Do not dress up as a cop during Halloween. There are many other types of costumes you can wear instead of wearing a costume of a notable profession. It will give the impression that you are making fun of the profession.
8. Reference to pop culture
Choosing a dress of your favourite celebrity or personality is great however it must not be offensive. Some people make fun of embarrassing moments of stars. When making some pop culture references make it wholesome and positive. There must not be any derogatory or hurtful meanings in the costumes.
These are the eight Halloween costumes you should not wear. Enjoy your day and make others around you happy.