Stranger Things-Inspired Costume Faces Serious Backlash (for Good Reason)
The whole “sexy Halloween costume” trend has officially gone too far…
Stranger Things is a show that has become a cultural phenomenon since its release on Netflix last year, and it’s no wonder that so many people want to dress up as characters from the show, especially given their iconic ’80s looks. But one company has created a Stranger Things-inspired costume that’s got people on social media outraged, and for very good reason… because it’s a sexy Eleven costume.
The “Upside Down Honey” costume, as Yandy.com has generically dubbed it, features a super-short pink dress and thigh-high, roller-skate style socks that clearly mimic Eleven’s iconic Stranger Things getup, but is just downright inappropriate considering the fact that Eleven is played by a CHILD:
just in case you haven't reached ur breaking point in 2017 yet, plz enjoy this sexy "eleven" halloween costume pic.twitter.com/tArp54wloB
— spooky emma (@dilemmalord) September 26, 2017
We’ve seen fictional characters get the sexy Halloween costume treatment for years — including iconic Disney characters — but Eleven is a played by a real, young girl, and the idea of objectifying Millie Bobby Brown‘s character like this has a lot of fans justifiably upset…
There's a sexy @Stranger_Things Eleven Halloween costume.
SHE'S ? A ? CHILD. pic.twitter.com/0bEJCVYeNo
— Scariable ? (@variablecosplay) October 7, 2017
— 103.5 Juice FM (@1035juicefm) October 5, 2017
Don't make an 11-year-old sexy. It's easy to remember. HER NAME IS ELEVEN
— James Egan (@jameswzegan85) October 9, 2017
STOP SEXUALIZING CHILDREN AND RELIGIOUS FIGURES FOR HALLOWEEN!!! IF I SEE ONE MORE SEXY ELEVEN OR NUN IM GONNA FIGHT SOMEONE!!!
— halloween episode (@ewitsmadi) October 29, 2016
It kind of makes you wonder how this costume actually went from design to approval to production… but, then again, Yandy.com also has a sexy “Fake News” costume and a sexy Pikachu costume, so maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised. Let’s hope that women boycott Yandy’s sexy Eleven costume so that the company gets the message that sexualizing child characters isn’t profitable (as well as straight up reprehensible).