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 of 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 a few years ago -- we don't get it either. 

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Most Scandalous Celeb Halloween Costumes
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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 still on the lookout for what to wear, check out some of our favorite, non-offensive costumes here

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A history of Halloween at the White House
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1963: US President John F Kennedy (1917 -1963) sits behind his desk, laughing as his children Caroline and John Jr (1960 -1999), show him their Halloween costumes in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington, DC. They wear plastic hats and fright masks. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Vice President Richard M. Nixon addresses a crowd at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, October 29, 1960, while campaigning for president against Sen. John F. Kennedy. Next to him stands 10-year-old Tom Lemke, wearing a Halloween ghost costume that reads "Jack Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance," referring to John F. Kennedy. When Nixon spotted to boy in the crowd, he called attention to the youngster. (AP Photo)
(Original Caption) Mrs. Patricia Nixon, wife of the Vice President, frolics with their daughters, Patricia, 8, and Julia, 6 (right), as the girls prepare for Halloween fun. Mrs. Nixon made the costumes the girls are wearing.
Rosalynn Carter, center, watches as daughter Amy Carter gets her face painted at a Halloween party at the Poe Elementary School, Oct. 30, 1976, Houston, Tex. The woman at right is unidentified. (AP Photo)
First lady Betty Ford greets costumed school children from the Washington area Thursday, Oct. 31, 1974 during a Halloween benefit for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund on the White House South Lawn. Mrs. Ford gave each of the children a bag of trick-or-treat candy, an apple, and reached into her pocket to put a quarter coin into the UNICEF collection boxes they carried. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin)
President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter stand by as daughter Amy and some of her friends carve pumpkins during Amy’s 10th birthday party Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1977 in the White House in Washington. Amy is seated directly in front of the President. (AP Photo)
(Original Caption) President Reagan's only comment 10/31 regarding the upcoming November 2nd elections was carved in a pumpkin, "Stay the Course." The Reagans returned to the White House after a weekend at Camp David.
Barbara Bush (C) entertaining costumed children w. help of colorful crew of clowns, w. secret servicemen lurking, celebrating Halloween on WH grounds. (Photo by Diana Walker//The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images)
Pres. & Barbara Bush (C) officiating at WH Halloween fete flanked by Marilyn Quayle (L), daughter-in-law Margaret & granddaughter Marshall (R). (Photo by Diana Walker//The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images)
Barbara Bush (C) & Mrs VP Marilyn Quayle (L) amid colorful crew of clowns, celebrating Halloween on WH grounds. (Photo by Diana Walker//The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images)
Pres. & Barbara Bush amid colorful crew of costumed children & entertainers, celebrating Halloween on WH grounds. (Photo by Diana Walker//The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images)
Pres. & Barbara Bush (R) officiating at colorful outdoor WH Halloween fete w. Mrs VP Marilyn Quayle (L). (Photo by Diana Walker//The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images)
Mrs VP Marilyn Quayle (C) & Mrs Margaret Bush (R) amid colorful costumed crew, celebrating Halloween on WH grounds. (Photo by Diana Walker//The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images)
Beaming Pres. Bush (C) at GOP campaign event for Rep. Stan Parris (L), out on golf course w. Halloween-costumed & other kids. (Photo by Diana Walker//The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images)
President Bush poses with some local children, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, who were visiting the White House dressed up for Halloween. Bush was on his way to South Dakota, Indiana, and West Virginia to campaign for local candidates. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama walks around his neighbourhood with his daughter Sasha, 7, dressed up for Halloween, in Chicago ON October 31, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama distribute candies and cookies as they host a Halloween reception for military families and children of White House and Residence staff at the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet trick or treaters at the North Portico of the White House as they celebrate Halloween in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2009. The First couple welcomed more than 2,000 children from Washington, Maryland and Virginia schools and their families to celebrate Halloween. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet trick or treaters at the North Portico of the White House as they celebrate Halloween in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2009. The First couple welcomed more than 2,000 children from Washington, Maryland and Virginia schools and their families to celebrate Halloween. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 31: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out Halloween treats to children on the North Portico of the White House on Octtober 31, 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama hugs a trick or treater at the White House October 31, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Obama's greeted children and military families at the North Portico to celebrate Halloween and to trick or treat across the North Lawn. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama offer treats to trick-or-treaters October 29, 2011 to celebrate Halloween on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 29: U.S. President Barack Obama waits with first lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson to greet trick or treaters at the White House October 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted military families and other trick or treaters for a Halloween party. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama give out treats to children on the South Lawn of the White House, October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat for Halloween. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Lois Robinson (L) give out treats to children on the South Lawn of the White House, October 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat for Halloween. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hand out treats to local children and children of military families as they trick-or-treat for Halloween on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, October 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama greets trick-or-treaters at the White House in Washington, DC on October 31, 2014. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to the White House for a Halloween party. AFP PHOTO/YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out treats to children during a Halloween event at the White House October 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama and the first lady hosted local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat and celebrate Halloween. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hand out treats to children during a Halloween event at the White House October 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama and the first lady hosted local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat and celebrate Halloween. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama laughs as he arrives to hand out treats to children trick-or-treating for Halloween on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, October 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet a young child dressed as the Pope and riding in a "Popemobile" as he hands out treats to children trick-or-treating for Halloween on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, October 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance along with children performing Michael Jackson'n Thriller in the East Room at the White House during a Halloween event in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2016. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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