- Posted by Johanna on September 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
A nostalgia website is advertising, since Halloween is coming up, this Sexy Elmo Sesame Street Costume.
I’m trying to think of a set of words that go less well together, and I’m not coming up with any.
I’m mostly posting this to scare KC, since he and I hate Elmo. (“Elmo loves you” sounds vaguely like a threat to me.) But let’s look at the costume a bit more. First off, since when did “sexy” become code for “girl version of costume”? Take anything, chop it off into a miniskirt, and voila! It’s trampy Halloween time!
Then there’s the hat, which is actually a mask being mis-advertised. It’s a good thing the googly eyes are included, because otherwise, someone may think you just got a good deal on some odd-colored cheap fake fur in colors that don’t match.
If you thought the red and orange was bad, you should check out the clashing tights on the Sexy Big Bird, which looks like a repurposed flapper dress. Yes, there’s more than one of these monstrosities — don’t forget the electric blue Sexy Cookie Monster. Please, no eating jokes. That model with her mouth wide open is bad enough.
Each of the three of these is billed as “a sassy & sexy alternative to the traditional costume”. Well, yes, something that shows your arms would be more revealing than a full-body Muppet suit. I can’t believe the Sesame Street owners actually licensed this stuff.