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A Sexy ‘Fake News’ Costume Exists & 2017 Can Officially End Now


You know when you’re absolutely sure your day can’t get much worse? You woke up late, didn’t have time to shower, maybe forgot to even brush your hair and probably somehow misplaced your keys. Just when you think this particular hell of a day can’t get worse, you step in dog poop. Been there?

Well, this Halloween costume from Yandy is the personification of that feeling of bad to worse.

The creative minds behind the lingerie/negligee brand Yandy came up with a costume so peak 2017 that it might as well come with a stuffed Fiona the Hippo companion and a covfefe cup.

Behold, a sexy “fake news” costume.

In case you are one of the lucky ones and not familiar with the phrase “fake news,” it’s basically Donald Trump’s original, go-to catchphrase describing a multitude of media outlets (mostly CNN and “the failing” New York Times) that he claims ignore, overlook, or distort what he views as factual, unbiased pieces of news. Honestly, I could dive deeper into the whole thing but just know that “fake news” has basically plagued media literacy, particularly in regards to social media commentary, for over a year.

Well, maybe the people at Yandy decided to have a little fun. Maybe they researched the ferocity of the “fake news” demo and the appealing monetary dedication of their fervor. Whatever. Either way, this costume is going to run you $54.95, though it isn’t available for order just yet for all of the #FAKENEWS fans.

Fans of the Sex & The City movie might remember a certain scene of relevance and I can’t help but bring it into a more modern context for this scenario. Basically, in the movie it’s Halloween and Carrie and Miranda are browsing the costume section of a Duane Reade. As they wander, Miranda glances at costumes and observes that the only two options for women are either “witch or sexy kitten.” Carrie observes the relatability in the sentiment and deadpans, “You just said a mouthful there, sister.”

Well, now a woman can be a witch, a sexy kitten, or sexy fake news. And that’s a whole damn mouthful of its own. Halloween costumes: from bad to worse to please make it end, for the love of God.

Brooklyn-based writer and editor who is probably eating Mexican food and yelling something about feminism, the Kardashians and/or finding the perfect highlighter.