Caitlyn Jenner Costume Puts In Early Bid for ‘Worst Halloween Getup’
There's one at every Halloween party. No — there's at least three at every Halloween party: That guy or girl who goes for a "topical" costume that references a headline-making event from the past year. 2013 and 2014 both saw packs of Miley Cyruses (Miley Cyri?) dressed in VMAs teddy bear bodysuits mingling Breaking Bad meth cooks. Way back in 2003 everybody was Roy of Siegfried & Roy fame, with the tiger that bit him attached to their necks. Clever, kind of!
The thing about Halloween is, you can be anything you want. Literally anything. This one guy was a human spatula using just tin foil and a dream. The possibilities are endless — if you're not super creative, you can always go with a classic like "Raggedy Ann and Andy" or "
Ariana Grande Sexy Cat." Sadly, two things are for certain in 2015: A Caitlyn Jenner costume exists, and you'll see at least one person wearing it. Please don't let that person be you.
According to the description from one retailer, Anytime Costumes, “You probably won’t break any Twitter records when you wear this outfit like Caitlyn did, but you’ll be sure to get a few laughs out of your friends and the other guests at the get together.” HAHAHA! Transgenderism is hilarious!
In addition to eroding recent moves toward trans acceptance by making Caitlyn's public transition a big joke, there are several other things wrong with this costume:
- It comes with lame white shorts that are too long — at least commit fully if you're going to be "that guy."
- It retails at $74.99. SEVENTY FOUR NYEEN-TY NYEEN. Go the Jo-Ann Fabrics and make yourself a sash for twelve dollars, already.
- Topical costumes are the worst (see above).
Spirit Halloween, who manufactured the costume, told the Daily News that their shoddy polyester mess was, in fact, made to honor Jenner. "Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year, and Spirit Halloween is proud to carry the costume that celebrates her," claimed PR and marketing head Trisha Lombardo. Mmmmmhmm. Right.
If you do choose to purchase an overpriced, pre-packaged Halloween costume this year, you can't do much worse than this one...unless you go as Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, in a costume that's selling for $59.99. That's at least as cringeworthy. Let's step up our collective game this Halloween.
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