- Social media flooded with images of people wearing Islamic State costumes
- Some hold severed heads in sick reference to terror group’s decapitations
- Others dressed in jihadist-style robes and face masks while holding guns
- Comes after businesses were accused of profiting from Ebola for Halloween
Simon Tomlinson for MailOnline
08:02 EST, 31 October 2014
09:13 EST, 31 October 2014
Partygoers are dressing up for Halloween as fighters from the Islamic State in the latest sickening trivialisation of the world’s horrors.
Social media has been flooded this week with pictures of people wearing ISIS-style outfits weeks after the jihadists beheaded four Western hostages in their reign of terror across Iraq and Syria.
Some are pictured holding fake machetes and severed heads in a twisted reference to the group’s brutal executions.
It comes days after businesses were accused of cashing in on the Ebola outbreak by selling ‘sexy nurse’ costumes as the infection toll passed 10,000 in west Africa.
Bad taste: This image of a party-goer dressed in an ISIS-style Halloween costume was one of several posted on the Twitter account of Baghdadi Al-Rolexi with the message: ‘Another victory!! So many converted ISIS recruits at Halloween parties. I tell you, best strategy girls and booze!’
‘We both needed an escape’: This Instagram user posted this picture wearing an Islamic militant-style outfit saying: ‘Me and the mother of my beautiful bay girl having a great time at Halloween party #ISIS #TERRORIST’
Femme fatales: Four women dress up in female versions of Islamic State attire while pulling gun poses
One set of ISIS-style Halloween images was posted on Twitter with the message: ‘Another victory!! So many converted ISIS recruits at Halloween parties. I tell you, best strategy girls and booze!’
Some show revellers wearing face masks and jihasist-style black gowns while brandishing fake automatic weapons.
In another, four women sport skimpy versions of Islamic State attire while pulling gun poses with their hands.
On Instagram, user Keno486 published a image showing him dressed in a black face mask and holding what appears to be a fake sniper rifle.
Sinister: One picture posted by Twitter user TJ@Skinny215 shows a group of ISIS-looking militants with the caption: ‘Where’s the Halloween parties… Isis will be there’
‘Grams and pops are ready for their costume party #ISIS’: Celine Ann Cruz posts a message next to this picture of party-goers in Islamic State-style outfits before their Halloween celebrations
He posted the message: ‘Me and the mother of my beautiful bay girl having a great time at Halloween party last night!
‘We both needed an escape from the everyday hardships that have come our way! #ISIS #TERRORIST #MEMBER #ALLFORFUN #HALLOWEENPARTY #LP #GOODTIMES’.
Another image posted by Twitter user TJ@Skinny215 shows a group of ISIS-looking militants with the caption: ‘Where’s the Halloween parties… Isis will be there’.
One partygoer appeared to have refashioned a ninja outfit for their jihadist-themed costume.
Heidi Harris posted the image on Twitter with the message: ‘ISIS costume at the party I’m attending #ebola suits were big, too #isis’.
ISIS have beheaded four Western hostages in recent weeks – U.S. freelance journalist James Foley, British aid worker David Haines, British taxi driver Alan Henning and American journalist Steven Sotloff.
Shameless: This Halloween party-goer has dressed up in an ISIS-style outfit with a machete and fake severed head in a sickening reference to the terror group’s spate of beheadings in Iraq and Syria in recent months
Macabre: Another sickening Halloween costume is created to look like an ISIS fighter decapitating a prisoner
This partygoer appears to have refashioned a ninja outfit for their jihadist-themed costume. Heidi Harris posted the image on Twitter with the message: ‘ISIS costume at the party I’m attending #ebola suits were big, too #isis’
It comes after websites and bars were accused of cashing in on the Ebola outbreak by selling costumes for Halloween, mocked up to look like a containment suit being worn by volunteers risking their own lives to treat people infected with the deadly disease.
The costume – which is available in a male and female version – has appeared on the brands on sale website.
A description of the suit says: ‘As the deadly Ebola virus trickles its way through the United States, fighting its disease is no reason to compromise style.’
The costume has gone on sale as flyers were released advertising a ‘Saturday Night Ebola Fever’ Halloween event in London. The name of the event was later changed.
In a separate controversy, Bar Risa in Birmingham admitted it had made ‘a huge error’ by staging an Ebola-themed Halloween party on Wednesday night.
Brutal: Fighters from Islamic State march through the terror group’s stronghold of Raqqa in Syria
Fancy dress firms have also come under fire for selling Halloween outfits labelled as ‘skitzo’ and ‘psycho ward’, with a British government minister saying the ‘horrendous’ costumes ‘demonise’ people with mental health problems.
Jokers’ Masquerade’s website, www.joke.co.uk, is selling a £12.45 ‘Adult Skitzo Costume’, consisting of an orange jumpsuit with ‘a set of black vinyl shackles and belt, plus a restraining face mask to complete the look’.
It also offers a £20.99 ‘Maximum Restraint Halloween Costume’ consisting of a straightjacket and a mask similar to that worn by Anthony Hopkins when he played cannibal killer Hannibal Lecter in Silence Of The Lambs.
Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb will give a speech today urging retailers not to ‘demonise’ people with mental health problems by selling mocking party outfits.
Cashing in on deadly disease outbreak? This ‘sexy Ebola containment suit’ has gone on sale online
The ‘horrendous’ costumes have been criticised for ‘demonising’ people with mental health problems