A definitive list of the things you should not wear to a fancy-dress party.

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Don’t you hate it when you innocently go to a fancy-dress party in a cool costume and you have a fun night with all your pals and then you wake up the next day and you’re the most racist/disgusting/worst person on earth?

The Alice Kunek Blackface controversy of recent days isn’t an isolated incident of fancy-dress gone wrong.  On Australia Day this year, two young men dressed up in black face as indigenous Australians for an  ‘Aussie Icon’ party, and most recently, Warney’s daughter Brooke posted an instagram photo (and hashtagged #holocaust) of her pals dressed as the deceased pilots of the recent Malaysian Airlines tragedy, and Holocaust victims. Awkward.  So here it is Australia. Print this out. Stick it on the fridge. Circulate to all fancy-dress-party-lovers everywhere. Letterbox all the costume shops. Here is The Definitive Guide on What Not To Wear To Fancy Dress Parties.

 1. Blackface.

                Don’t do it. Not at a fancy dress party, not at a sporting game, nowhere.  


  It’s f**cking offensive.

2. Brownface.

See above.

3. Yellowface.

See above.

4. Native American Indians.

A photo posted by Jaime ???? (@gimme_a_whiskey) on Sep 20, 2015 at 5:31pm PDT


5. Hitler.

A photo posted by Melissa Fuffy ???????????????? (@melissapink1202) on Nov 1, 2015 at 7:15pm PST

It’s something we talked about in this week’s Mamamia Out Loud podcast. Turn the sound up and listen to this. Post continues below…


6. The Malaysian Airlines pilots or victims.

A photo posted by Aaron Jones (@azzadanutta) on Nov 14, 2013 at 1:26am PST


7. A Suicide Bomber.

A photo posted by (∴) third eye view (@chrisbecasual) on Nov 2, 2014 at 12:25am PDT

8. Chris Brown and Rhianna / Ike and Yono / Anything to do with Domestic Violence.

A photo posted by Mr. Rude Stone (@rudestone0) on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:04am PST


 9. An Eating Disorder.

IA photo posted by Class Project 2 ⬆️ Awareness (@awareness_ed) on Oct 28, 2015 at 8:06pm PDT

10. A Boston Marathon runner.

A photo posted by Mr. Rude Stone (@rudestone0) on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:06am PST


11.  Caitlyn Jenner.

A photo posted by Timothy Douglas (@farmboy_tim) on Oct 27, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT

12. A homeless person.

  A photo posted by Brandon Gordon (@brand_og) on Oct 31, 2012 at 10:50pm PDT

Wait, there’s even more. Mia Freedman, Kate De Brito and Monique Bowley decreed some other costumes no-go areas, including sexy nurse, sexy nun, sexy teacher…  Listen here:

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What costumes did we leave off the list?

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