With all the hubbub around “politically-correct costumes” this Halloween, you’re probably wondering just what is and what isn’t acceptable to wear. Luckily for you, the State-Run Media is here to help. We’ve compiled a useful guide of common examples to clear up any confusion you might have.
Dressing up as an Engineering Student – Acceptable
Although engineering students are a protected class in the United States, they’re all far too busy working on projects and labs to attend any Halloween parties, so you should be safe with this costume.
Sexy Mummy – Not Acceptable
Mummy culture has strong values about keeping all skin covered. It is utterly disrespectful to this 5000 year old culture to use their traditional religious garb as a halloween costume. You should be ashamed of yourself!
Presidential Candidates – Be Careful
Although presidential candidates themselves are generally OK with halloween costumes based on them, not everyone will be. Dressing up as Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton might make some other party members or visited houses angry with you, and could result in less candy gained from trick-or-treating. If you do want to go down this route, we recommend dressing as a third-party candidate that everyone can agree to make fun of, such as Gary Johnson.
Human-Sized Rubber Ducky – Not Acceptable
Rubber duckies face many challenges in life, including being squeezed, thrown, discarded, and lost in the bathroom, all without their consent. Rubber ducky abuse is a major issue in our society, and should not be treated so lightly as to be a Halloween costume. Think before you put on your fake beak this October, and perhaps decide on a different costume.
We hope you have found this to be a helpful and informative guide to politically correct costumes!