It seems that every year when Halloween rolls around, we have the same unfortunate conversations about cultural appropriation and why using blackface for Halloween costumes is never OK.
In October 2013, actress Julianne Hough got called out for donning blackface when she dressed up as "Orange Is The New Black" character Crazy Eyes. Last year, blackface Ray Rice costumes were all the rage, marrying racism and misogyny for some especially offensive Halloween get-ups that mocked the football player's domestic abuse case.
But Halloween is all about creativity and thinking outside of the box, and there are ways for everyone to dress up as characters of different races without it being offensive. As long as the costume isn't mocking or appropriating another culture and doesn't utilize black, brown or yellow face, there's no reason why we can't have fun becoming our favorite celebs or iconic characters on Halloween.
So in celebration of this idea, we've compiled 19 great examples of people in racebending Halloween costumes:
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