Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair Cover Is a Halloween Costume Now


PicMonkey Collage - JennerSometimes, Halloween retailers try to cash in on the major issues of our time by developing awful (and insensitive) costume ideas that let people get in on the story. This is one of them.

Spirit Halloween, the company known for creating pop-up costume shops across the country every year, decided to create a get-up in reference to Caitlyn Jenner‘s courageous re-introduction to the world as a transgender woman. The costume itself is an obvious representation of her iconic cover on Vanity Fair.

“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,” said PR head, Trisha Lombardo. She went on to say that the company’s decision shouldn’t be seen as a slight against transgender people, and that it should fit in with their usual line-up depicting famous figures and celebrities.

Needless to say, not everyone is so excited with the idea. “There’s no tasteful way to ‘celebrate’ Caitlyn Jenner or respect transgender people this way on the one night of the year when people use their most twisted imaginations to pretend to be villians and monsters,” said Vincent Villano of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Twitter users have also noted their displeasure with the outfit:

You can see the costume for yourself here.

[h/t Advocate]
[image via screengrab]

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