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7 Halloween Costumes for Activists

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5. Anti-Fur

The folks at PETA have built whole campaigns around sexy individuals dressed as animals and protesting the wearing of fur, as this photo from Denver Westword shows.

Of course, the costumes don’t have to be skimpy to make a point. Just about any animal costume accompanied by an anti-fur sign would do the trick.

 

6. Sexy Vagina

If you’d rather riff on the “sexy” and often sexist Halloween culture, check out the satirical costume line that occasional Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal introduced to Jon Stewart. Her big showpiece was a costume that is next logical progression in objectification: a sexy vagina.

Better yet, the same vagina costume can be used to advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights. In fact, you can go on eBay to bid for the actual costume featured on the show.

 

7. Oil Spill

It’s Halloween tradition to drench yourself in fake blood, but a real activist family will coat themselves in fake oil instead. Ghosts and goblins won’t scare people as much as the threat of another oil spill might.

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5:16AM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

10:31PM PST on Nov 16, 2013

When my boys were growing up we never spent one penny on costumes, everything came from home or relatives. We made it all ourselves from both boys' ideas, or mine. Candy was the only expense on Halloween.

10:53PM PDT on Nov 2, 2013

Simon S. wrote
"... Good news:
The Ozone's been healing since we changed from CFC's to HFC's - a rare example of scientists pointing out a problem and industry changing its practices and SOLVING it. That shows it CAN be done, chaps."

I wonder if the relatively fast action on the ozone hole is due to the fact that its presence hurts light skinned, blue eyed, people far more than it hurts people of color.

6:48AM PDT on Nov 1, 2013

TY.

4:38AM PDT on Nov 1, 2013

loved global warming one

7:25PM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

ty

11:33AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Some are great, others less so, but all are fun to look at.

5:18AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Cool.

2:25AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

cute

2:17AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Interesting, funny, crazy, and inappropriate :)

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