From 'Moana' to 'Crazy Eyes', stay clear of these controversial Halloween costumes

Halloween is right around the corner -- if you have yet to choose a costume, you might want to stay clear of these offensive choices.  

With plenty of costumes on the market, it's important to be conscious about the ones you chose. Your costume may seem funny at the time, but you may get yourself into some trouble if it's racist, homophobic or just downright offensive.

Even celebrities have shown us that tasteless costumes can yield to a series of consequences. In 2013, Julianne Hough dressed as Crazy Eyes from 'Orange is the New Black -- today, she's still 'mortified' by her 'racist' costume. Or take this man, who was slammed by the internet for going as a bottle of roofies last year -- we don't get it either. 

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Kelly Ripa put her pert posterior on display in a skimpy outfit imitating Miley Cyrus.

She's a warrior! Paris Hilton turned heads in 2015 in a gladiator ensemble that revealed her super flat tummy. 

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Paris Hilton put her best foot forward in a Playboy bunny ensemble complete with sexy, blush-colored lingerie and a set of bunny ears. 

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum was the cutest and hottest Dr. Seuss character we've ever seen. 

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Mariah Carey was positively sinful in a devil outfit with a corset that showed off her curves.  (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)

Wowza! Coco nearly had a wardrobe malfunction in 2009 when she and her hubby, Ice-T hit up a Halloween party in bondage-style outfits. Cocos' flashy look was definitely hard not to look at. 

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Mariah Carey probably caused more fires with her sizzling firefighter style than she did put them out. We're pretty sure that's not what the regular guys wear. 

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Marie Antoinette got a very sexy spin when Christina Million donned the classic dress with knee-highs and an over-the-top wig. (Photo by BRIAN LINDENSMITH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Christina Milian showed off her taut tummy in a lady bug look one year. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
Christina Milian and Shenae Grimes were equal parts hottie when they hit a Midori party,but we're partial to Shenae's skintight style as Poison Ivy. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Alessandra Ambrosio definitely was the hottest devil we've ever seen -- and that's sayin' something! The Victoria's Secret model wowed in a plunging leotard with a serious cape. 

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Sarah Hyland was all kinds of sexy in this futuristic ensemble! 

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Dylan Penn definitely put herself in a whole new category with this skimpy ensemble, complete with a cigarette. 

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She's poison! Shay Mitchell rocked her best baddie look as Poison Ivy and it was all kinds of sizzling hot. 

Ariel Winter was just a youngin' when she sported this ab-flashing Jasmine ensemble. But she looks great!. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Miranda Kerr could tame any lion in this circus ensemble! 

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Kim Kardashian was one sassy catwoman. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian showed off her fit physique in this Wonder Woman look. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Back when they were still together, Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman definitely turned heads when they hit the town as a doctor and a nurse. Christina's look had hearts racing! 

 (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

Matt Lauer may not be the sexiest woman we've ever seen, but he gets points for that perfect pair of Baywatch boobs. 

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Even costumes from your favorite children's movie --  from  Pocahontas to geishas -- may easily be considered 'cultural appropriation.' Last Halloween, coming off of the huge success of Disney's 'Moana', the company was heavily criticized for its selling of a controversial Moana costume.

The outfit, based on The Rock's character Maui, featured a leaf skirt, tribal tattoos and 'brown skin' -- many considered the outfit an example of Polynesian appropriation. 

In the end, Disney pulled the costume, issuing an apology following the viral complaints. 

"The team behind ‘Moana’ has taken great care to respect the cultures of the Pacific Islands that inspired the film, and we regret that the Maui costume has offended some,” Disney said in a statement released Wednesday. “We sincerely apologize and are pulling the costume from our website and stores," a representative of the company said

So for this Halloween, make sure to think twice about the costume you're buying. If you're looking for some quick inspiration, check out our Pop Culture costumes here

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