This Cecil The Lion “Killer Dentist” Costume Is Perfect For Halloween (If You’re Terrible)

If having a laugh at the expense of trans women like Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t sound like your ideal Halloween, here’s another tasteless costume to consider: Cecil the Lion’s “Killer Dentist” Walter Palmer! For $59.99, 15 percent of which will allegedly go to “a Wildlife Foundation,” Costumeish.com will send you “a severed lion’s head mask, bloody smock, and bloody gloves for a gruesome, complete look.” WHAT A DEAL. And charitable to boot!

Anyway, to be honest, while I find this costume yucky and also way too expensive, it ranks relatively low on my own personal Offensive Costume Scale. Every year, there’s at least a handful of headline-grabbing regular old Americans who blow my mind with their racist and offensive DIY costumes, and while I consider myself an optimist, I know this year will be no exception. So a “Killer Dentist” costume? Meh.

But here’s an alternative costume idea: a Dentist-Killing Lion! All you need is a lion costume; a bib; a dentist’s smock, preferably with a nametag that says “Dr. Walter Palmer” on it; and some fake blood. Put on the lion costume, get a bunch of fake blood on the bib and the smock, and then carry the smock around in your mouth, like you just had Walter Palmer for dinner. You’re welcome.

[Death & Taxes]