Last-Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Don a Balaclava for Pussy Riot

Dress up for Pussy Riot this HalloweenStill looking for a Halloween costume? Why not don a balaclava for Pussy Riot and stand up for human rights!

Three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot were arrested in February for performing a protest song at a Cathedral in Moscow. Russian prosecutors charged the three members with “hooliganism” and a court eventually handed two of them jail sentences. While we were thrilled to hear that the third detained member was conditionally released, one simple truth remains – none of these women should have been arrested in the first place. Demand that Russia release Pussy Riot now!

The women of Pussy Riot wear balaclava masks not only to protect their identities, but also to let the world know that anyone can fight for the right to free expression. This Halloween you can stand united with thousands of activists all over the country and wear a balaclava in support of Pussy Riot.

All you need is a brightly-colored beanie, a pair of scissors, and a marker. First cut three holes in the beanie for your eyes and mouth. Then head out into the night and exchange candy for Pussy Riot pins, stickers, and our palm-sized guide. Congratulations! You are now a champion of free expression.

If mentioning the name of the band makes you blush, focus on Amnesty’s important work protecting freedom of expression in Russia. You might also bring along the Pussy Riot petition, if that’s more your style. Be sure to post pictures of your antics to our Pussy Riot Tumblr.

Ensure that the women of Pussy Riot are never forgotten. Don a balaclava and support freedom of speech!

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3 thoughts on “Last-Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Don a Balaclava for Pussy Riot

  1. Still pretty good, especially considering it was rushed. This actually reminds me of all the improvisations we had to do when we planned last year's Christmas party a little too late.

  2. USSR President signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children. So has this resolution of breach of human rights worked out for AIUSA?