November 1, 2014 6:14 pm -

Ebola victim suits were the costume of choice at New York’s annual Halloween parade.


Creativity was on display and current events were on marchers’ minds as a costumed crowd of thousands flowed up Sixth Avenue on a windy Halloween night.

Dr. Jane Testa sported a ‘hammer out Ebola’ costume featuring a hazmat suit, flashing lights, a large version of the virus – made of balloons – and a sign with a biohazard symbol and the message: ‘Quarantine: Ebola outbreak. Deadly force may be used.’

‘Don’t get too close!’ Testa warned, holding a balloon hammer with a red cross.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to Ebola Costumes The Rage At New York Halloween Parade

  1. mea_mark November 1st, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Halloween is the best time to deal with fears and put things in perspective, so good going.

  2. Obewon November 1st, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Last of all 7 US treated Ebola patients condition upgraded to “Stable” “based on our patient’s clinical progress and response to treatment,” according to a statement by the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation.
    Dr. Spencer, 33, has been receiving antiviral and blood-plasma therapies that have been successful in treating Ebola patients at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

  3. Republicans_are_Evil November 1st, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Are they laughing at Ebola or at the fear of Ebola?

    • tiredoftea November 1st, 2014 at 6:59 pm


  4. Kick Frenzy November 1st, 2014 at 6:57 pm


    Nope, Chuc… er… Jane Testa.

  5. tiredoftea November 1st, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I suppose costumes of politicians spewing Ebola nonsense would have been too subtle.

  6. StoneyCurtisll November 1st, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Whats more scary than Ebola?…
    A republican majority in the house and senate…
    Vote~! And vote hard~!

    • Republicans_are_Evil November 1st, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Before the Republicans turned bat shit insane, I didn’t take voting very seriously. This midterm election, I voted early. The GOP is doomed.

      • M D Reese November 1st, 2014 at 8:32 pm

        I did too. The clerk told me that they’d had a LOT more people voting early this year.

        • Republicans_are_Evil November 1st, 2014 at 8:43 pm

          I had to wait in line.