It took me a while to really decide how I wanted to do this one, especially since I’m not a fan of scary stories. But I do love dressing up! I was sad to find that some of my favorite comic characters don’t even appear to have costumes made for them while I have scarcely seen other characters in my lifetime despite their popularity. That was when it hit me. So, I’ve made a list of characters for Halloween, but I’m also dividing up the list. The first five are characters I wish had costumes and the second five are characters I’d love to see and actually have a chance to.
Yes, some of the first five will have boutiques and whatnot that may show up, but their costumes haven’t hit mainstream stores and so it’s a bit harder to think I’ll see little girls dressed up as them.
Characters I’d love to see out there but costumes readily available for girls:
And before you say that I have Captain Marvel or Storm in the wrong category, I’d like the kid friendly costume, not the ’80’s costumes that are provocative on grown women. Also, the Lumberjanes would be AMAZING as a girl group somewhere.
Now, I don’t want to go all SJW on a top ten Tuesday post, but I hope everyone out there is conscientious about their costume choices and avoid cultural appropriation. That said, what is your take on blurring lines for characters?
I get that there’s a difference between dressing up as a “Muslim” or in a “sexy burqa” is totally inappropriate, but what about a non-brown person wearing the new Ms. Marvel? The origin of the costume is a burkini. Or what’s the consensus on race-bending your favorite character because you love them so much?
It’s easy to do a google search and find all the outlandishly crazy things but superheroes and other characters have a tendency to sit in a weird middle where it’s more about the love of the character than being of the same background and I’m curious about what others think, so let’s talk about it!
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