So we are several months away from Halloween, and we know a lot of you are probably already considering your costumes. You going topical? Shocking? Elaborate? Funny? All four? Whatever you do, try to keep it relatively couth. We know that sounds a tad hypocritical, consider some of the articles we’ve posted, but we’re allowed to push the boundaries of good taste because we’re a website and this is our job. You, on the other hand, have real people to answer to.
You don’t have to be boring, we’re not saying that. We’re just saying that you’re going to have an option this year that you may think is edgy and funny, but it’s going to be incredibly off-putting, and you’re going to end up walking home drunk and alone. The specific option I’m referring to is the latex Casey Anthony mask that someone has put on ebay [Thanks Gawker]. There’s only one available now, but trust us, this has opened the flood gates. Latex mask manufacturers countrywide are tasking their most soulless sculptors to craft the molds that will send these masks into mass production. They will litter the walls of every Halloween USA franchise that pops up in every recently abandoned Payless Shoe store across the country.
Don’t do it. It will be creepy. You’re going to have the “what should I bee for Halloween” conversation with a handful of your friends. You’ll bring up the idea of going as Casey Anthony and the majority of your friends will uncomfortably smile, but you won’t take the hint. Because you’ll be too busy listening to the one guy in your circle who thinks it’d be a hilarious idea. It’ll be the guy who came to last year’s Halloween party dressed as Bill Clinton, with his underaged date dressed as Monica Lewinsky in tow. Consider the source. It’d be in your best interest to talk that guy into dressing like Casey Anthony, and not doing it yourself. That way you can watch everyone push him, instead of you, out of their social circles in disgust.