7 Hauntingly Horrible Halloween Costumes

Halloween is almost upon us! Or, at the very least, the time to plan ahead for Halloween is almost upon us!

It can be tempting to pick a costume based on one of your favorite characters, or a costume that really amps up the sex appeal. In order to save you from some spooky strife this season, here are some of literary characters you definitely should NOT dress up as this Halloween.

1. The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the hat)

 

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I had never heard of Yandy before I began compiling this list, but they seem to specialize in the sexualization of characters no one wanted to see in a sexual context. They also seem to only have one model. Get acquainted with her, she’s in a lot of these.

 

 

2. Alex (A ClockWork Orange)

 

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One of the many themes in A Clockwork Orange is the overexposure to pornography and sexual violence in our society. I’m not sure that Anthony Burgess would really appreciate this version of his iconic anti-hero.

Also, Alex is 15. In the movie adaptation he appears to be closer to 20, but the age discrepancy still seems worth mentioning.

 

3. OOmpa Loompa (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

 

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Why, Yandy? Why?

 

 

4. HandMaid (The Handmaid’s Tale)

 

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I don’t need to explain why this one is problematic. You get it.

 

5. Hannibal Lector (Silence of the Lambs)

 

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Yandy strikes again. If the lambs had stopped screaming, I think they’d start up again after seeing this.

 

6. Pippi Longstocking (Pippi Longstocking)

 

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Considering that this Pippi is much less sexually charged than many of the ‘child character gone adult’ costumes, I think the most egregious thing about this particular outfit are the heels. Very bold to pair your office pumps with your Raggedy Ann dress.

 

 

7. The Grinch (How The grinch Stole Christmas)

 

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This one is barely even a costume. It’s just green. You could switch that Grinch hat out for a Shrek hat and no one notice the difference.

Plus, there doesn’t need to be a sexy version of the Grinch, he’s already sexy enough…

 

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