‘Robbery Victim Kim Kardashian’ Just Topped the List of Tacky 2016 Halloween Costumes
It’s October, which means it’s time for everything to go all Halloween, all the time. Normally I am totally down for that. Halloween is my favorite holiday. Just this week I was trying to cover my entire house in cool glow-in-the-dark skeletons and homemade Versailles ghosts. But while Halloween is the best holiday, it has its problems, and it is basically an open invitation for some people to be tacky as hell. Every year people dress up in blackface, as the burning World Trade Center buildings, and as people killed in terrorist attacks.
One would think a really tacky Halloween costume would require some creativity and elbow grease, but costume companies are ready to take all the work out of it for you. Now, just a week after Kim Kardashian was bound in a bathtub and robbed at gunpoint in her hotel in Paris, you can pay $69.99 to dress as “robbery victim” Kim Kardashian for Halloween.
The costume comes with a short white bathrobe, a long black wig, black sunglasses, a fake diamond ring, a gag, and rope to be tied up with. It’s obviously a Kim Kardashian costume, but the company couldn’t call it that, so it’s just marketed as the “Parisian heist robbery victim” kit.
And for some reason, the costume company even gets very judgmental and victim-blaming in its ad copy.
“This Halloween it’s all about theÂ #HallomemeÂ and who better than America’s goddess of all things glamorous “Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume?” SheÂ has devoted her life to promoting American decadence, youth, and hedonismÂ but all that flashy living caught up with her one night in Paris when armed men bound her, stole her jewelry and her peace of mind. This Halloween have some fun with pop culture and dress just like the Queen of Social mediaÂ with our sensational “Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume” Costume.”
All that flashy living caught up with her? Um, no. Armed criminals assaulted her and a hotel employee and robbed her. This isn’t her decadence catching up with her, this is a group of completely separate human beings committing a crime. They caused the crime, not Kim Kardashian.
Unfortunately, it is only October 11, which means we have several weeks for people to get creative with their tacky Halloween costumes. There’s no chance in Hell this will be the worst one we see this year. This year is crazy, and the costumes are going to be even crazier. But when it starts to get bad, take heart: Heidi Klum is coming, and Neil Patrick Harris and his family are too. Between the five of them, they will save Halloween 2016 for sure.