Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume Is it the Costume that is Disgusting or the Male Model that is the Problem?

By on August 25, 2015
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Halloween may be two months away – but the Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume is already for sale.

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For a mere $74.99 you too can look like Caitlyn Jenner did when she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Or at least have the attire – the shorts, a padded top, a pageant sash and a wig can be yours. The sash says Call Me Caitlyn, just in case people aren’t sure who you are. The man posing in the costume doesn’t come with the purchase.

We’re not sure if it’s the costume that is the issue or if it is the male model that makes it that much worse. The male model is especially hairy, has a tattoo down his arm and looks the complete opposite of a woman. It is completely insulting.

Unfortunatley, the costume is being sold on several websites including Spirit Halloween and With the costume being inappropriate and mocking the transgender community we called the company to ask them what they were thinking (maybe not exactly in those words). The spokesperson for the company stated,

“ is all about fun! Our Adult Humorous Costumes section has all kinds of over-the-top costumes on buzzing themes, characters, and celebrities. Our Call Me Caitlyn Unisex Adult Costume is a good example of our wide selection of irreverent costumes and is really no different from anything else we offer. After all, Halloween and costume parties are the times to get irreverent!”

Since when is Halloween about being irreverent? About not respecting people and making fun of others? Dressing up my daughter as Minnie Mouse as a child was because she loved the sparkly costume we found at the Disney Store. My son has been a Star Wars character since the year he could tell me who he wanted to be and my husband and I have dressed as a zombie and Morticia. All perfectly innocent costumes. Even when Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky were popular, the costumes that emerged were not nearly as insulting as the Caitlyn costume.

What do you think of the costume? Beyond insulting? Or it is just for fun?

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