When Halloween costumes go too far

It's that time of the year again.

Every October without fail, there are Halloween costumes that offend and shock the public.

Costumeish.com made the cut this year with a Kim Kardashian costume depicting the now infamous night where the reality star was gagged-and-bound while being robbed at gunpoint in a Paris hotel.

Although the online costume store didn't use the 35-year-old star's name, calling the ensemble the 'Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume Kit', it didn't have to state the obvious.


The costume kit includes a 'white short sexy robe', a long black wig, a fake gag, Kardashian's signature oversize sunglasses, and a '$4 million dollar' ring- similar to the one given to her by her husband, Kanye West.

Costumeish.com made sure to leave a note stating the ring isn't real and is not worth $4 million.

The costume description reads:

This Halloween it's all about the #Hallomeme and who better than America's goddess of all things glamorous "Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume?" She has devoted her life to promoting American decadence, youth and hedonism 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 media with our sensational "Parisian Heist Robbery Victim Costume" Costume.

Those interested in dressing like the gagged and tied star, would have had to shell out $69.99.

But it's too late now.

The company received so much backlash for the costume that by Tuesday afternoon, they tweeted their decision to remove the costume.

James Hall owns Decades Costumes in Sacramento. The store owner said he's been picking costumes for 35 years and has 'everything'.

Hall said that although he personally believes the Kim Kardashian robbery costume is politically incorrect, and wouldn't use it himself, he'd likely sell it to a customer. He said a costume can be offensive depending on who you wear it around.

"It depends on who your friends are," Hall said. "You could have friends who appreciate it or look down on it."

Hall said that although he avoids costumes depicting physical violence or racism, sometimes people don't tell him what their costume is going to be.

He explained seeing many different costumes over the years that many would find offensive, such as Princess Diana with a steering wheel on her head.

"Any time someone dies, people do crazy things," Hall said.

While local costume store owners rarely make national headlines for their selection of costumes, Costumeish.com got a lot of heat from media attention.

The company has been in the costume business for more than 15 years and Costumeish's founder Johnathon Weeks said it's the first time the company has ever pulled a costume from it's site, according to TMZ reports.

The pressure was likely serious given the company is known for making other controversial costumes in the past years such as Cecil the Lion, an Ebola hazmat suit and Megyn Kelly as a bloody tampon.

Although many found the Kim Kardashian costume distasteful, ABC10's Facebook page revealed others weren't bothered by it or had other ideas about the motives behind the costumes.

However, Costumeish.com is still carrying other questionable ensembles such as a Donald the Wall Builder and a Donald Taco Trump costume.

Authorities are still investigating the Kim Kardashian Paris robbery. The star recently filed a federal lawsuit against a media outlet which claimed she faked the robbery.

Copyright 2016 KXTV


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