In the 21st century, every Halloween costume tends to come with some sort of “sexy” variant. Whether or not a sexy Babadook or a sexy Marmaduke is your cup of tea is a matter of taste, but when a company sexualizes a child to cash in on a popular property that’s going to court a lot of (deserved) negative attention.
Online retailer Yandy.com is selling an adult costume that attempts to replicate a distinctive season 1 look sported by Eleven on Stranger Things. The ensemble up for sale, dubbed the “Upside Down Honey Costume” for legal grey area reasons, looks a bit like if Paris Hilton were suffering a cocaine overdose during the W. Bush years and just got out of a waffle ping pong tournament.
Here’s the official description associated with the Upside Down Honey offering:
Evade your enemies in this Upside Down Honey costume featuring a powder pink babydoll dress with a ruffled bust, white buttons accents, a navy bomber jacket with long sleeves, white thigh high socks with striped tops, and a waffle purse. (Wig not included.)
As you would expect, Stranger Things fans were not happy to learn that Millie Bobby Brown’s character was given this “sexy” makeover, especially considering that a child is being used as the hook for an adult costume. It’s maximum cringe and Twitter was full of voices calling out the outfit.
For some Stranger Things costume options that are lighter on the budget and place an emphasis on fun, check out our DIY inspiration guide.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)