Gawker also covers other racist costumes -- "Sexy Squaw," "Harem Girl," and the like.Some Halloween costumes offend the senses. Some are just plain offensive. Here's a handy guide to 12 racially charged Halloween costumes, whether you can get away with wearing them, and what to do if you accidentally bought a racist one.
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Whereas geishas occupy a grey area (Oscar-winning movies have that effect), mishmash pan-Asian "doll" costumes get a resounding "nay." Ditto "Asian Costume," "Sexy Asian Girl," and this "Chinese Take Out Costume." (That last one is just begging for gross jokes about "eating out.") Do not wear these costumes. Possible exception: You are an Asian female who likes to spend Halloween confronting fetishistic creeps and making them uncomfortable. Proceed with caution, though, because that joke can backfire.
Oh, and if you don't want to take advice from Gawker, and want something a little more high-brow, look at this post about racist Halloween costumes from Sociological Images.
And did you know you could find racist Halloween costumes for your pets?