Halloween Law and Safety Report: What to Wear, and Not to Wear
With Halloween fast approaching (which I know to be the case based on the official notice above that I found on an easel in my house this morning), I thought you might want some guidance on which costumes you may and may not wear this year.
1. Slutty Big Bird costume: MAY NOT WEAR -- First of all, what is wrong with you, tarnishing the legacy of Big Bird by sexing him (her?) up like this? Second of all, Sesame Street Workshop is very unhappy with these costumes, and stated recently that "our legal team has sent a cease and desist letter to the website selling them, will monitor the site, and follow up accordingly to make sure the items in question are removed."
As Buzzfeed explains, "Sesame Street would never approve of a sexy lingerie version of its characters, just as you won't see an official licensed shirt of a Oscar the Grouch holding a gun."
2. Sexy "Four Loko" Beverage costume: MAY WEAR -- Although this alcoholic beverage was banned because it also contained caffeine, that does not mean you cannot wear Four Loko to the Halloween party. Indeed, as Consumerists notes, there are four sexy Four Loko flavor costumes available for you and your three BFFs to rock the party in this year.
3. A "black costume and a black hat with a white tassel": MAY WEAR, but highly discouraged if you live within rifle-shooting distance of a relative who may confuse you for a skunk.
Posted by Bruce Carton on October 22, 2012 at 04:51 PM | Permalink
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