Halloween is a time for three things:
For kids to dress in some kind of adorable outfit.
For women to turn the most benign of costumes into the skankiest of costumes.
For celebrities to cross certain lines with their controversial costume ideas.
With the third point in mind, we present 14 especially scandalous celebrity Halloween costumes over recent years:
Tomi Lahren as...The Flag?
Tomi Lahren thinks she's being all Patriotic with this photo. But she's really in violation of the flag code.
Snooki as a Missing Child
It may sort of seem like a silly concept, but milk cartons are actually used sometimes to alert people to missing children. Not exactly something one should mock, Snooki.
Julianne Hough as Crazy Eyes
Julianne Hough going as a character from Orange is the New Black was a funny idea. She just should have avoided the whole blackface thing.
Chris Brown as a Terrorist
Chris Brown went as a member of the Taliban in 2012. We were impressed he managed to dress up as the one type of person more hated than he is.
Bill Maher as Steve Irwin
In 2006, mere months after the death of Steve Irwin, Bill Maher dressed as a "dead" version of the crocodile hunter. His outfit included a bloody stinger stinking out of his chest.
Adrianne Curry as Amy Winehouse
Adrianne Curry dressed as Amy Winehouse in 2009. The costume included a beehive wig and a fake hypodermic needle sticking out of her arm. Yikes!
Heidi Klum the Goddess Kali
Heidi Klum always goes all out for Halloween. In 2008, the supermodel dressed up as the Hindu Goddess Kali and was accused of offending the Hindu faith. (Yes, this really is a photo of Heidi Klum.)
Dwight Howard as a Homeless Man
Dwight Howard has made many poor choices in life, such as the way he behaved before leaving the Orlando Magic and the way he had impregnanted numerous women out of wedlock. But dressing as a homeless man is right up there (down there?), considering Howard makes millions of dollars per year.
Dwyane Wade as Justin Timberlake
Dwyane Wade feels Julianne Hough's pain. He was criticized for painting his face white in 2010 when going out as Justin Timberlake.
Bill Murray as Jimi Hendrix
Bill Murray came under fire in 2010 for trying to recreate Jimi Hendrix’s look and performance at Woodstock. Some things are so iconic, they should just be left alone.
Lily Allen as Dr. Luke
Lily Allen is not dressed here as a regular physician. She's decked out "Dr. Luke" from the "gynecology department" to make a statement about the sexual assault case brought against producer Dr. Luke by Kesha.
Jeff Ross as Joe Paterno
Jeff Ross dressed up one year as Joe Paterno; the same Joe Paterno who had his legacy as Penn State football coach forever tarnished because he played a role in covering up a heinous child molestation and assault scandal. It didn't help that Ross posed with two shirtless young men for photos.
Ashley Benson as Cecil the Lion
Ashley Benson is dressed up here as Cecil the Lion. She has received a lot of flak for the outfit.
Really, Harry Hamlin?!?
Harry Hamlin has apologized for this Halloween costume. He may have gone too far by dressing up with a Swastika across his chest.
Shaun White as Simple Jack
Shaun White could have dressed as anyone... and he chose a character from the movie Tropic Thunder that was so controversial in 2008 that some folks boycotted the film.
Kourtney Kardashian as Michael Jackson
No, Kourtney, just... no. Did you really make your skin darker to portray this beloved icon?
Bella Thorne as a Sexy Weed Doctor
Not just a weed doctor, folks. But a SEXY weed doctor.
Lena Dunham as a Grabbed Pussy
We can see why this one would offend some folks out there -- but we can also see why some would find it hilarious. We're torn!
Meghan McCain as Queen Elsa
Really, Meghan McCain?!? This is the best and most original thing you and The View executives could come up with?!?