Be Black For Halloween!
Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, which is extra-great for me this year because since the big day falls on a Wednesday there are more acceptable nights to party while wearing a funny hat. This year for one of my costumes I was thinking of being Whoopi Goldberg (this idea has since been shelved for its un-sexiness factor), so I did a quick search and found these:
Whoopi Goldberg has a Jheri Curl? Really, now?
I don’t look anything like Whoopi Goldberg but pretty much any black person could be believable as another black person without a mask. I then realized that there are probably all types of great ways to become your favorite black person through latex. Here are some of the best of what I found – everything from the ridiculous to the downright inaccurate. And by the way, what are YOU gonna be for Halloween?
Shaquille O’Neal, Mike Tyson, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan. Teeth are a serious issue with all of these. And why is MJ so freakishly shiny?
Condi Rice, Jesse Jackson, and Nelson Mandela. They did a great job of making Jesse and Condi look shady (if not constipated). I’d have to re-use that Mandela mask and be Morgan Freeman next year.
Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, and Prince. Whoever made these should be ashamed of themselves. That Eddie Murphy mask looks like one of the tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers from the Cab Calloway era or something. Meanwhile, why is Prince all slack-jawed? He looks like Ol’ Mister from The Color Purple.
Michael always deserves a category of his own if you ask me. The one on the far right is really going to give me nightmares…