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It’s Halloween So The Offensive Costumes Have Already Started, Like Fashion Nova’s Sexy Selena Costume

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Halloween is right around the corner which means people everywhere are looking for the costumes. This also means people testing the boundaries of cultural appropriation which can make the season a bit uneasy, especially for Latinos. Halloween can be a time for people to get really creative or just be plain offensive. For California brand Fashion Nova, some are questioning their just released line of Halloween costumes that include the iconic purple Selena jumpsuit and a family collection of Día de Muertos costumes.

The Fashion Nova Selena costume is named “La Flor” and is getting attention for being much more revealing than the original outfit.

The famed purple jumpsuit is from Selena’s last performance at the Houston Astrodome back in 1995 and is one of her most recognizable outfits. Some fans aren’t too happy with Fashion Nova’s version of the outfit because of the revealing top and their attempt to make money off of the iconic singer’s name.

This isn’t the first time the iconic outfit has been at the back end of some controversy.

One person took to Twitter and said Selena’s “dad would’ve smacked her if she wore this.” This isn’t the first time the outfit has been replicated, just last year Kim Kardashian wore the purple jumpsuit and got some flack for it. While the outfit may not be culturally insensitive, it shows that Selena’s fans are always willing to stand up and defend her name.

This “Dia de los Muertos” collection is also a bit questionable.

Latinos are constantly defending Dia de los Muertos, the multi-day holiday in Mexico celebrating those who have died, because people continue to misappropriate it’s true meaning. With the success of the Día de Muertos inspired Pixar movie “Coco,” it’s no surprise that Fashion Nova tried to cash in on the moment. The collection has three Día de Muertos costumes, including “Señorita Muerte,” which is already sold out, a “Mr. Muerte” costume, and a “Day of the Dead Boy” costume. While it’s not your typical Mexican sombrero and mustache costume, this is still cultural appropriation, especially when trying to replicate a cultural holiday that represents those who’ve passed.

Fashion Nova has been called out before for appropriating and stealing artist work.

The fashion line is most known for catering it’s clothes for curvy women and selling reasonably priced trending outfits. But it has also had it’s share of criticism for appropriating certain styles and using artists work without consent. Just earlier this year, Jai Nice, designer of the brand Kloset Envy, called out Fashion Nova for stealing her design and stealing off black culture. Mitú reached out to Fashion Nova but there has been no response as this time.

READ: 20 Latino Celebrities Who Dressed Up For Halloween Last Year To Inspire You This Year

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Here Are Some Super Sweet Spanish Nicknames For Relationships That Are Too Bizarre In English

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Here Are Some Super Sweet Spanish Nicknames For Relationships That Are Too Bizarre In English

We’ve all heard mi amor and bonita used in Spanish to describe significant others. It makes sense since those mean my love and beautiful. However, there are some common nicknames we use to show our significant others love that would be very offensive in English. These are names you’ve definitely heard your mom or dad use in sweet moments and you’ll feel so represented in these. Write some down. You don’t know when you’ll need it.

Bichito / Bicho

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Kicking off our list is probably one of the most interesting terms of endearment in Spanish. Literally translated as ‘little bug,’ bichito and bicho are probably terms that would have English speakers scratching their heads. Like, who would call their boyfriend or girlfriend a bug? 🐞 


This term from Argentina is used to describe someone who is beautiful or handsome. Honestly, bombons in any version are very beautiful things. Whether it is using it in the endearing sense, or when talking about the actual chocolates. Bombon is just one of those words that has no negative connotations.


Guys (and ladies) if your girl’s favorite Disney princess is “The Little Mermaid,” this is one name you might like to file under ‘cute nicknames.’ Sirenita = well you guessed it, little mermaid. Sure. You might have heard someone as some point affectionately refer to their love as their little mermaid but how common is that really?


If you have got yourself a curly-headed cutie you can turn into your wife a la Kyle from the song “iSpy,” then china is the nickname you can memorize. China in Spanish isn’t talking about the country or dinner plates, but a curly-haired woman. We know. Some of these don’t make any sense but the phrase “raining cats and dogs” makes no sense in any other language.

Flaca / Flaco

You don’t hear many girlfriends/boyfriends/partners in the U.S. call each other ‘skinny’ as a term of endearment. A common nickname for baes in Latin America, flaca is also what is used as the term for ‘girlfriend’ in Peru. Though, if your family uses it to describe you, it usually means you have gotten too skinny and need to eat.

Gordita / Gordito

It’s almost an unwritten rule that adding ‘ita’ or ‘ito’ to anything in Spanish makes it a cute form of a nickname. You won’t hear people in the U.S. saying ‘Hi little fatty’ to the person they are dating, but in Spanish, this is what make a person feel loved. Also, this word is common in families and only sometimes means you are a little too fat.

Media Naranja

Similar to someone saying ‘their other half’ in English, media naranja is used to describe a person’s significant other in Latin America. It literally means ‘half of an orange.’ Might be a bit bizarre but that’s life in the Southern Hemisphere.


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Chick is often used in English for a girl, and it has its counterpart in Spanish. Used often in Chile, ‘galla’ is a term for girl.

Mi Cielo

Spanish speakers love using celestial bodies in reference to the love of their lives. This phrase literally translates as my sky. Guess you can tell that special someone that if you’re calling them mi cielo, it’s because you always have someone to look up to. 

READ: These Are The Nicknames Your Mom Adored, But Seriously Embarrassed You Growing Up

What are some of the terms of endearment you call your bae? Let us know in the comments and share this article with them!

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