Illegal Alien Will Not Make the Halloween Costume Top 10 List

Retailers including Target, Walgreens and eBay have pulled an illegal alien costume from online and retail stores after complaints from immigrant-rights activists.  The costume featured an orange prison jumpsuit, green card and space alien mask.  20091020023324108

It seems that nothing really surprises me anymore, but how did this costume get into the stores in the first place?  Did the buyer think it was funny or did it just get overlooked?  According to Target, it was a data entry error (sounds unlikely to me).

Nonetheless, at least retailers like Target, Walgreens and eBay listened to consumers, reacted immediately and pulled the costume from their stores.   Next Halloween, I’m sure these retailers will be paying closer attention to what costumes they sell.

Jennifer Manocchio


After starting her career with Edelman in Chicago, Jennifer joined Sweeney and quickly established herself as an exceptional industry innovator. In 2004, she opened Sweeney’s first full-service office outside of Cleveland and quickly rose through the ranks to become agency president. Jen leads by example and without fear. She has been critical to agency growth throughout the past decade and continues to lead the agency into the future.