Sexy witches, vampires, and even Pennywise are all the rage this Halloween or any Halloween, really, but a new "sexy" costume based on Eleven from Stranger Things has taken things too far and people are really upset about it. Netflix's Stranger Things is all the rage right now as Season 2 quickly approaches. There's the SNES-themed retro game as well as a plethora of amazing promotional posters that pay homage to the classic movies that have inspired the hit show, but all of the aforementioned material is officially sanctioned by Netflix. The new "sexy" Eleven Halloween costume is not officially affiliated with Netflix or Stranger Things in any way, shape or form.
The costume in question is called the Upside Down Honey, and it has caused outrage and controversy due to it sexualizing a 12-year old character who is portrayed by 13-year old Millie Bobby Brown. Eleven's signature pink dress has been given a significant makeover with a lower neckline and a shorter length in the front when compared to the back, which shows off more of the legs. The costume adds knee-high socks and a tiny blue denim jacket to the mix and is topped off with an Eggo Waffle purse. Blonde wig and fake blood are not included.
One retailer, Yandy Girl, selling the costume, which ranges in price from $40 to $80, stood behind their decision to carry the costume. The retailer had this to say.
"We don't take ourselves too seriously and neither do our customers. The Yandy girl strives to be the talk of the Halloween party. And we've found these topical, pop culture inspired costumes with a fashion-forward twist are always a fan favorite year after year."
Though the sexualizing of everything for Halloween is nothing new, the new costume has stirred up quite the controversy for sexualizing a minor. There are also "sexy" costumes of Harry Potter's Hermione Granger and there has been for years, which is strange because the character is a minor as well.
It isn't clear where the Upside Down Honey "sexy" Eleven costume originated from, but it appears to be selling quite well. It shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone since nothing is sacred when Halloween comes around. There are also costumes for Donald Trump's proposed border wall, Nazis, Fake News, Pregnant Kylie Jenner, and too many to list. That being said, a costume that sexualizes a 12-year old girl probably isn't the best idea for a Halloween costume this year or any year, especially since actual children may accidentally stumble on to the costume.
Fans of Stranger Things have taken to social media to express their anger, with many calling on a total ban of the "sexy" Eleven costume. One fan hit it on the head by saying, "Don't make an 11-year-old sexy. It's easy to remember. Her name is Eleven." Really, that's all there is to say about the matter. Check out the Upside Down Honey "sexy" Eleven costume courtesy of Spooky Emma's Twitter account below as well as some reactions to the costume as Stranger Things Season 2 quickly approaches.