Yandy.com, a lingerie website has been selling a costume that looks like Big Bird . . . if Big Bird were a stripper. The strapless yellow mini-dress with mesh cutouts and somewhat stripey, sheer two-tone pink and orange stockings are the perfect Halloween costume if you’re looking to freak everyone out by fetishizing one of their childhood best friends. It’s just kind of . . . wrong. And creepy.
You know who agrees with me? Sesame Street and Big Bird himself! For real! Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, is threatening to sue Yandy if they don’t stop selling their sexy Big Bird costume, as it’s copyright infringement. The website is of course trying to pretend that the getup is not a Big Bird costume at all by calling it an “Exclusive Yellow Dress And Stockings,” but um, when you go to that page and hover its tab on your web browser, a box pops up that says, “Exclusive Yellow Bird Costume, Adult Yellow Bird Costume, Adult Bird Costume, Bird Puppet Costume.”
UUUUUUUM. Okay. So, how many yellow bird puppets do you know of who have stripey pink and orange legs? Right. Just one. And his name is Big Bird. Clearly Yandy doesn’t have even one half-naked leg to stand on.
And honestly, I’m glad. Sure, it’s Halloween. And if you really want to prance around in almost nothing, that’s your prerogative. But Sesame Street is about little kids–like, kids who aren’t even old enough to go to school yet. If you want to dress like Big Bird this Halloween, maybe think about wearing something that might be appropriate to wear around his biggest fans, too.
What do you think? Is the sexy big bird costume too racy? Should Sesame Workshop chill? Would you wear this costume? Tell us in the comments!