This is the outfit made infamous by companies-that-should-have-known-better Asda and Tesco. We had previously thought that awful, dangerous stereotypes like this were doomed to the dark ages, but when the “mental patient”/”psycho ward” costume hit the headlines a few weeks ago, commentators began to question whether we really had reached the 21st century after all.
Due to the sheer notoriety of this costume, some of you will undoubtedly attempt to reinvent it. But do bare in mind the reasons why it was pulled from shops. Even if not everyone does, a lot of people at the party will think you’re an idiot if you brandish a pickaxe and claim to be a “mental patient”.