Scroll down this Bustle article for top tips for dressing up for Halloween without being culturally insensitive - some of it will feel obvious, some less so. It's very easy for people to get defensive at this time of year about their costume choices. But it's even easier to have a rethink and come up with a costume that's original and funny without punching down on an oppressed minority! 

Mikki Kendall's 4 suggestions are: 

  1. Pick a celeb that looks like you and choose an iconic moment from their career
  2. Be a monster, or a pun, or your favourite meme
  3. Be a character from your favourite book, tv show or film - aka cosplay!
  4. Be utterly random.