Wearing a Hooded Sweatshirt Could Cost You $500 Kate Mara and Max Minghella wear hooded sweatshirts. Photo: Beware: Normcore could cost you. A proposed bill in Oklahoma would make it illegal to wear a hooded sweatshirt in public. Since the 1920s, the state has had a law on the books banning hoods during crimes, a regulation instituted to combat offenses carried out by the Ku Klux Klan, but the new proposal takes the existing law to a whole new level. According to local news station KFOR, wearing a hood, or a similar head covering, that conceals one’s identity, even if the individual were not involved in a crime, would be punishable by a fine of up to $500. Related: Urban Outfitters Ordered to Remove Outrageous Thigh Gap Picture on Their UK Website State Sen. Don Barrington, the author of the legislation, explains that the bill is intended to “make businesses and public places safer by ensuring that people cannot conceal their identities for the purpose of crime or harassment.” Some exemptions would be put in place, such as for religious purposes, Halloween costumes, safety or medical reasons, parades, circuses, sports, mascots, and weather gear, but these immunities don’t include everyday dress.