We are not a costume.

In anti racist halloween, beautiful Natives, Halloween, I am not a costume, I am not your costume by Adrienne K.Leave a Comment

Happy Halloween! If you didn’t get your fill from my Open Letter to the PocaHotties and Indian Warriors This Halloween, or the follow up of Halloween Costume Shopping: A Sampling of the Racism for Sale, here are some human reminders as to why you might not want to dress up as a stereotypical Native this Halloween: (lots more photos after the jump)

 (context for Robohontas here)

In case you were wondering, I’ll be dressing as Katniss Everdeen tonight. She’s fictional. and I’m a nerd. :)

Halloween Costume Shopping: a sampling of the racism for sale
Open Letter to the PocaHotties and Indian Warriors This Halloween
But Why Can’t I Wear a Hipster Headdress?
Nudie Neon Indians and the Sexualiztion of Indian Women
A Cowboys and Indians Party is just as bad as a Blackface Party
Paris Hilton as a Sexy Indian: The Halloween Fallout Begins (includes lots of links about the costume issue)
Mid-Week Motivation: I am not your costume

(Thanks Girlaboutcamp, Chelsey, Jaclyn, Robohontas, Bree, and SAIO!)

PS- You can still send me your “I am not a costume” pictures or post them in the comments, I’ll keep adding to the collection!