Cecil the Lion Halloween Costumes are a Thing

Whatever happened to being a good ol' fashioned witch or zombie for Halloween?

Following the controversial Caitlin Jenner Halloween costume, comes another costume that has the internet in a spin. 

According to seller Costumeish.com, the Cecil's murder was "2015's most controversial killing" and "has laid bare the rift in American and Zimbabwean attitudes toward exotic game hunting and animal conservation pitting an outraged mob against a Minnesotan dentist in a scandal sure to be remembered for a generation."

Too soon? Image via Costumeish.com

The costume includes a severed lion's head, a smock featuring fake blood splatters, gloves and dentist tools. The outfit costs $59.99, but, according to the website, 15%  will go to "a wildlife foundation."

Another company capitalising on Cecil's murder is Yandy.com, who have created a 'Sexy Cecil the Lion' costume. The velour costume complete with fur hood, aims to "Show your support for all wildlife in this limited edition, Cecil the Lion costume featuring a light brown, crushed velvet romper with long sleeves, a zip up front, attached lion tail, a cheeky cut back and a deluxe, faux fur trimmed hood with lion ears."

Tacky or fun? Photo: Yandy

People on social media don't seem to be happy with the idea of a Cecil filled Halloween:


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