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Heated debate over controversial Halloween costumes

People love to get creative when it comes to Halloween costumes, and the current year’s newsmakers always help inspire costume ideas. But what about when those newsmakers are controversial? For example, there’s reportedly been a great demand for Casey Anthony costumes, and you can find retailers selling outfit accessories online, though most big-box retailers are steering clear of the polarizing figure.

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Charlie Sheen has authorized his likeness to be sold at a major costume store chain. But is it appropriate to dress up as the mentally unstable actor?

And what about those that fall into the “is it too soon” category, such as Steve Jobs? It’s reported that Steve Jobs zombie costumes are going to be a big hit this Halloween.

Expect to see a bunch of people dressed up as Occupy Wall Street protesters, mocking the grassroots movement.

And that’s just the costume ideas for adults. Our Momania blogger has a good discussion posted about whether it’s acceptable to allow your child or teen to dress up as a murderer or other violent character from a movie. (The image above is a Michael Myers costume for kids.)

How do you feel about controversial Halloween costumes?

5 comments Add your comment

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October 28th, 2011
9:09 am

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October 28th, 2011
10:06 am

It’s halloween for chrisake! let the kid dress as they want .. doesn’t mean they will grow up to be a mass murderer.

Again, this year, really?

October 28th, 2011
10:31 am

I get so tired of this every year. Yes, my child will trick or treat on Halloween, not the weekend before or after. Yes, my child will be the Scream character and last year she was a zombie cheerleader. If I forced her to dress up as a princess or something she didn’t want to be, then there would be an entire article on why we aren’t letting our kids express themselves.

what about?

October 28th, 2011
10:34 am

They sell an Obama mask too. But is it ok to dress up as a mentally unstable war criminal constitution violator?? The same question would apply to those wanting to dress as Bush.

Dave

October 28th, 2011
6:29 pm

We should let kids AND Adults express themselves. I don’t need to read an article to know that we are always growing up