Hey, let's have a holiday where we all dress up in fun costumes and make each other laugh and/or gasp with fright! Won't that be fun?
In theory, yes, as long as everyone chooses costumes that are in good taste. But this being ‘Merica, of course not everyone exercises good judgment. Some Halloween outfits are just plain wrong. See: Sexy Nun, Sexy Osama bin Laden, The Human Tampon. (You think these are just made up? No, they've all been done.)
Grab a stiff drink and journey with us through the bowels of good taste. We're just as horrified as you are.
What kind of Halloween costume would require a person to carry around a lifelike skinned pig? Frankly, we don’t want to know. But if you’re in the market, we know where you can get one. (_$987, The Horror Dome)
Oh, banana. Thou most phallic of fruits. Just in case you weren’t already concerned that drunken revelers would try to pull your costume off, thereby leaving you nakedly exposed in the street, here’s a solution virtually guaranteed to get you sexually assaulted. (_$69.95, Yandy.com)
Although this looks like just your average Sexy Firefighter costume, it’s much, much worse than that. Not only is this a costume specifically designed for tweens, it’s also listed in the “Careers & Occupations” section of the website, thereby suggesting to a generation of twelve-year-old girls that lady firefighters wear fishnets to work. (_$39.99, Halloween Express)