That's right; while Halloween Express stores in Waukesha County have pulled the long-running Slenderman costumes from their shelves, Party City and Spirit Halloween still currently have this option available to shoppers, and some people are deeply concerned over the possibility that these two stores are going to follow suit and yank it. What if Waukesha children wanted to dress up as Slenderman? Why doesn't anyone care about their suffering, as these noble Internet crusaders do?
Hmm. I'm pointing a finger, but it's not my index finger and it's not technically pointed "at" you. My other three fingers are pointed in the direction you can go; namely, to hell.
Halloween is supposed to be a time for imagination. Please use yours to try to figure out how a costume of the character who inspired the stabbing could be seen as in poor taste just as much as one of the stabbers themselves.
Nothing says "Nanny State" like a business voluntarily pulling this Slenderman product to maintain a good relationship with the community and keep those consumer dollars following!
Look, I live in Wisconsin, so this is more or less a local story for me. If kids in Phoenix and Pittsburgh and Cincinnati want to dress up as Slenderman, more power to them, but I think Halloween Express has made the right call by not selling the costume in area stores. And I think people are absolutely right to ask for Spirit Halloween and Party City to not sell Slenderman items this year. Besides, if your little darling is absolutely heartbroken over not being able to get his or her grubby little hands on this tasteless costume, there are plenty of other equally obnoxious alternatives still on sale in the very same shops. Try any one of the embarrassingly racist costume options available in your local Halloween store, or put together a DIY Ebola victim costume. The power to demonstrate your own utter lack of taste is in your own hands now, and I believe in you! You can do it!