Apparently, there are ‘Ebola costumes’ for Halloween

Apparently, there are ‘Ebola costumes’ for Halloween

So what’s the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, bloody Ebola patients and faux protective gear.

Twitter and other social media were abuzz leading into the holiday with talk of hazmat suits and respirators. Too soon? How about just no, said Philadelphia physician’s assistant Maria McKenna. …

Like it or not, some costume sellers have leftover yellow jumpsuits, rubber gloves and masks from the “Breaking Bad” craze last Halloween. Some sellers predict Halloweeners will repurpose those for takes on Ebola or make their own getups. …

“I wouldn’t say we can see an uptick in sales. I’d say it’s still chugging along because it’s a good seller no matter what,” said Ricky’s president Richard Parrott of the ‘Breaking Bad’ look. “But people are definitely asking about an Ebola-type costume.” …

[T]he costume site BrandsOnSale went there. It’s selling an “Ebola Containment Suit Costume” for $79.99, complete with white suit emblazoned with “Ebola,” face shield, breathing mask, safety goggles and blue latex gloves.

“You are sure to be prepared if any outbreak happens at your Halloween party. This will literally be the most ‘viral’ costume of the year,” declares the online product description.

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