I've got a question that I'd be interested to hear other people's opinions on.
There's a Jewish holiday called Purim coming. I won't give all the background but on Purim you dress up in costumes, get drunk, have a grand old time, etc. Given that we have a new baby to dress up, we're especially excited, especially since I, myself, hate wearing costumes.
However, my wife has gotten this idea that she wants to dress up as an "Indian Bride" - wearing a sari, having the red dot on her forehead, etc. And this sorta strikes me as...well, inappropriate, I guess. Like maybe you shouldn't be using other people's cultural dress as a Purim or Halloween costume. I mean, I wouldn't necessarily like it if someone showed up for a Halloween party dressed as "A Jew" - wearing a fake beard, black hat, side locks, etc.
I think it's one thing to dress up as a specific PERSON of another culture or race but as a "generic ethnic guy" not so much. For example, dressing up as "Lebron James" = fine; dressing up a "A Black Man" = not really.
What do people think? Is this no big deal and I'm just being sensitive or do you think it's actually offensive to wear Indian wedding attire as a costume?