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Sexy Sesame Street costumes for people who want to dress like exposed-thigh versions of Sesame Street characters
February 10, 2010 9:26 AM   Subscribe


 
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posted by the dief at 9:27 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


what

IAWTC
posted by Greg Nog at 9:28 AM on February 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


Also, the heads-as-hats totally look like Big Bird is eating someone's head.
posted by the dief at 9:28 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sexy? I don't know, they seem pretty childish. The big bird one's kinda like a flapper dress.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:28 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


so, i can, like BUY these?
posted by HuronBob at 9:29 AM on February 10, 2010


No. Just... no.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 9:29 AM on February 10, 2010


Eh, I've seen sexier.
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:30 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Are you a girl? Is it Halloween?.
Get off your ass and get down here! Loogit all these fuggin costumes! aaaaah.
posted by boo_radley at 9:30 AM on February 10, 2010 [10 favorites]


I'll hold out for sexy Grouch. I mean, come on, just imagine the hot clanging can lid action!
posted by yeloson at 9:31 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm feeling a bit delirious post shoveling, so let me just say: This is exactly what I want. Thank you. HAWT.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:32 AM on February 10, 2010


These costumes were brought to you by the letters N and O.
posted by Reverend John at 9:33 AM on February 10, 2010 [38 favorites]


Also, obligatory: Lady Gaga did it better.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:33 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


You know, I tend to feel that trademark infringement is treated a little heavy handedly these days. That being said, I hope the Children's Television Workshop sues the fuck out of whoever made these.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:33 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Child: "Hey, you're not the REAL Big Bird!"

Dad: "Quiet, Megan."
posted by longsleeves at 9:34 AM on February 10, 2010


No Snuffleupagus?
posted by swift at 9:34 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I need to kill this with fire.
posted by spec80 at 9:35 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sexy Snuffleupagus is on hold until this urban dictionary definition is removed.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 9:35 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


These would have to be significantly sexier before I'd object.
posted by DU at 9:36 AM on February 10, 2010


Obligatory
posted by Burhanistan at 9:36 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm glad I was a kid when Halloween was still, you know, for kids.
posted by tommasz at 9:37 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ordinarily I'd be bitching about people screwing with my childhood memories, but in this case (as in most involving cute girls and muppets) I'm willing to make an exception.
posted by JaredSeth at 9:38 AM on February 10, 2010


Elmo feel funny.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:40 AM on February 10, 2010 [8 favorites]


What is most disturbing is the disembodied puppet heads as hats. It's like they killed Elmo and Cookie Monster, and now they're staring down in condemnation.
posted by stoneweaver at 9:41 AM on February 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm sorry but Grover is the sexiest Muppet. I'd fuck the shit outta that little guy.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:43 AM on February 10, 2010 [14 favorites]


Man, I'm about as straight as they come, and I'm still forced to wonder why there's never any "Sexy [Example] Men." Is it just because women have a different standard for what's sexy, and there's no way to make absurd costumes conform to that standard? It seems kind of unfair.
posted by Caduceus at 9:48 AM on February 10, 2010


Is there nothing that can be excepted from the "slutty Halloween costume" category. Next thing you know, there'll be "slutty Virgin Mary" costumes.
posted by reenum at 9:49 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'd like to tickle her Elmo.
posted by mazola at 9:50 AM on February 10, 2010


The merciless Rule 34.
posted by squalor at 9:51 AM on February 10, 2010


make it dirty
posted by pianomover at 9:51 AM on February 10, 2010


Also, I have to concur that the hats are weird. It's like they scalped the Sesame Street characters and turned them into yarmulkes.

Not to mention, except for the first and last, those models look about 15. Though that's probably an effect of the costumes.
posted by Caduceus at 9:52 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


How come there's no Slutty Mr. Hooper?
posted by bondcliff at 9:54 AM on February 10, 2010 [6 favorites]


Dammit. I knew I shouldn't have clicked. Now I can't unsee what I have seen.

This seems to happen often with Greg Nog posts. :P
posted by hippybear at 9:55 AM on February 10, 2010


could be much worse.
posted by pinky at 9:59 AM on February 10, 2010


Sexy Sesame Street costumes

No, it's cute/tween fashion disaster, definitely not sexy, unless you like hanging around playgrounds to get your jollies.
posted by KokuRyu at 9:59 AM on February 10, 2010


Somwhere a bunch of fetishists are celebrating.
posted by jonmc at 9:59 AM on February 10, 2010


bondcliff: "How come there's no Slutty Mr. Hooper?"

Sexy Mr. Hooper. Sexy.
posted by boo_radley at 10:00 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Next thing you know, there'll be "slutty Virgin Mary" costumes.

Sexy Virgin Mary (not very sexy)
posted by briank at 10:01 AM on February 10, 2010


I prefer this.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:01 AM on February 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'll hold out for sexy Grouch.

Bitch, I live in a fuckin' trash can!
posted by shakespeherian at 10:02 AM on February 10, 2010


As requested: Slutty Virgin Mary Costumes

(is this like a mild version of Rule 34?)
posted by zonem at 10:02 AM on February 10, 2010


Quotable quote from the above:

"There is no pornography here, there's no sex, there are no virgins menstruating or feeling each other up," Oyarzun said ahead of the catwalk show set to be held at a Santiago nightclub later on Thursday. "This is artistic expression." (reuters)
posted by zonem at 10:04 AM on February 10, 2010


Costumes of Wal-Mart?
posted by Joe Beese at 10:08 AM on February 10, 2010


"There is no pornography here, there's no sex, there are no virgins menstruating or feeling each other up,"

This is my disappointed face.
posted by gamera at 10:08 AM on February 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


;_;
posted by Damn That Television at 10:11 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


DO NOT WANT!

(The uncomfortable feeling this give me in my pants..._
posted by quin at 10:13 AM on February 10, 2010


(is this like a mild version of Rule 34?)

This is a corollary to Rule 34 dealing specifically with Halloween. It probably deserves it's own number, but I don't think that's been fully established.
posted by graventy at 10:16 AM on February 10, 2010


Man, I so would have worn any of these dresses to school in high school.

Not the hats, though. That's just freaky.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:19 AM on February 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


Sexy Mr. Hooper. Sexy.

The bow tie was sexy, I'll give you that, but those suspenders have "slut" written all over them.

Seriously, they did. Good thing we didn't have HDTV back then.
posted by bondcliff at 10:23 AM on February 10, 2010


Link seems to be bonking.
posted by bearwife at 10:24 AM on February 10, 2010


This seems entirely the wrong place to make a "raping my childhood" comment.
posted by Jon_Evil at 10:25 AM on February 10, 2010


These are neither sexy nor unsettling.
posted by JeffK at 10:33 AM on February 10, 2010


only 8.5 more months of shopping until halloweeen! oh no!
posted by Theta States at 10:35 AM on February 10, 2010


Oh, wow. Awesome. I can't decide whether the first Big Bird costume, with its great little flapper dress, or the last one, with the giant Big Bird hood, is more wonderful.
posted by egypturnash at 10:37 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


This costume makes me want to have a wife and kids if only so that I can make my wife wear the costume and do some real Oedipal style damage to my kids and their budding sexualities.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 10:37 AM on February 10, 2010


Those costumes like like someone tore the top half of muppets' heads off (or possibly curb-stomped them so hard they popped their heads in two), skinned their carcasses to make dresses, and wore the skull tops as caps. These are not costumes, these are fucking horror shows.
posted by nanojath at 10:39 AM on February 10, 2010


Cookie Monster Reaper
posted by aerotive at 10:40 AM on February 10, 2010 [8 favorites]


This costume makes me want to have a wife and kids if only so that I can make my wife wear the costume and do some real Oedipal style damage to my kids and their budding sexualities.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 12:37 PM on February 10


Something about your impression of what Oedipus is all about is very, very wrong
posted by nanojath at 10:41 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sexy Cookie Monster Slayer
posted by Ron Thanagar at 10:41 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Crap, sorry to step on your heels like that aerotive.
posted by Ron Thanagar at 10:42 AM on February 10, 2010


Just wrong all over. Do not want.
posted by arcticseal at 10:46 AM on February 10, 2010


Halloween belongs to heterosexuals now.

And you need it more than we do. Straight people in Brazil have Carnival, straight Northern Europeans have Fasching, straight people in New Orleans have Mardi Gras—all big public parties where straight people show their tits, shake their asses, and flaunt their sexualities. Booze companies attempted to make a national holiday out of Mardi Gras, without much success. But straight people seem to have made a collective unconscious decision to adopt Halloween instead.

You made a good choice, straight people, a better one than the booze companies were trying to make for you. Whereas the [gay] pride parade is now the big public celebration of queer sexuality with all its squalor and glamour, Halloween is now the big public celebration of straight sexuality, of heterosexual desire, every bit—tit?—as squalid and glamorous.


Dan Savage, Happy Heteroween: In Defense of Sexy Pirates, Sexy Nuns, and Sexy Cadavers
posted by alasdair at 10:51 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


It strikes me as really inappropriate to call these sexy costumes. The sexy costume trend is about having an excuse to tart it up. These costumes aren't like that at all. They're feminized (and maybe objectionable for this reason), but not everything feminized is slutty.
posted by painquale at 10:52 AM on February 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


I am so pleased that three different people posted the Muppet Reaver from Dragon Con '08 in response to this link.

Ah Metafilter: thinking my thoughts before I thought to think them.
posted by xthlc at 11:17 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


They're kinda cute. I'd "let" my daughter wear them. Heck, if if I were a girl, I'd wear them.

I can't decide whether the first Big Bird costume, with its great little flapper dress, or the last one, with the giant Big Bird hood, is more wonderful.

The giant Big Bird hood. Especially with the orange and pink tights.

I'm glad I was a kid when Halloween was still, you know, for kids.

You know, you can wear costumes at times other than Halloween. Costume parties for adults seem to have been around for a loong time.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:23 AM on February 10, 2010


In a double-ironic way, I appreciate a well-done sexy costume from something that originally has no sex appeal whatsoever. I mean, I can get behind Sexy Freddy Kreuger or Sexy TMNT because you can spot the identifying costume elements that still exist, despite being filtered through the sexy. These are barely even costumes really, (except for that last one), these are just bright dresses with ugly headbands.
posted by 23skidoo at 11:24 AM on February 10, 2010


This is good. My Tickle-Me Elmo doll is starting to get pretty worn out.
posted by orme at 11:46 AM on February 10, 2010


The sexy costume trend is about having an excuse to tart it up. These costumes aren't like that at all.

"Roman Boy"
, on the other hand...
posted by hermitosis at 12:07 PM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm holding out for sexy Lovecraft outfits.

Mmm... what's that you say? All the way from Yuggoth? Tell me more, sexy mi-go.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 12:09 PM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


6! 6 sexy outfits! Ah ha ha ha ha!
posted by june made him a gemini at 12:13 PM on February 10, 2010 [12 favorites]


Hands up if you thought this was gonna be a link to peopleofwalmart.com.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 12:49 PM on February 10, 2010


Caduceus: Man, I'm about as straight as they come, and I'm still forced to wonder why there's never any "Sexy [Example] Men." Is it just because women have a different standard for what's sexy, and there's no way to make absurd costumes conform to that standard? It seems kind of unfair.

Those costumes do exist for men, but they're much rarer. It's much harder to pull off. Absurd costumes can easily slip into "weird little [something]" territory; said territory is the sexual death knell for heterosexual men.

See, there's a fine line between being a freak and being a "weird little [something]". A man who's a freak can still be sexually attractive to women in an adventuresome, dangerous, novel way. A man who's a "weird little [something]" is just a complete turn-off.

In short, it's easier for women to be weird yet sexy than it is for men.
posted by PsychoKick at 1:03 PM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


In short, it's easier for women to be weird yet sexy than it is for men.

I totally agree.
posted by hermitosis at 1:11 PM on February 10, 2010 [9 favorites]


I totally agree.

OH FUCK

UNICORN SAMURAI IS THE NEW RICKROLL
posted by Greg Nog at 1:59 PM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well, after you kill and eat a muppet, it only makes ecological sense to wear their skin.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:45 PM on February 10, 2010


UNICORN SAMURAI IS THE NEW RICKROLL NIGHTMARE THAT WILL KEEP ME AWAKE NIGHTS
posted by davejay at 3:54 PM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Jesus, hermitosis. Just... just... goddamn, man.
posted by boo_radley at 4:41 PM on February 10, 2010


Sexy sexy, aaand frog.
posted by Clamwacker at 5:53 PM on February 10, 2010


I'm holding out for sexy Lovecraft outfits.

You might consider wearing Cthulhu's Feet--and nothing else!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 6:02 PM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have almost nothing productive to contribute to this thread aside from the following:

@_@ OMFG HOLY FUCKING SHIT AT THE UNICORN SAMURAI.

*cries*
posted by howrobotsaremade at 9:53 PM on February 10, 2010


Unicorn samurai guy should be a busker at a busy transit terminal.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:56 PM on February 10, 2010


It's costumes like these that totally ruin Dragoncon. Ugh.
posted by stormpooper at 7:49 AM on February 11, 2010


Somehow the horse is even creepier than the unicorn. And the spotted catman at the wedding? Bizarre.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:46 AM on February 11, 2010


I question his actual swordsmanship.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:24 AM on February 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Unicorn samurai has just ruined my morning. Maybe my afternoon, too.
posted by menschlich at 6:13 AM on February 12, 2010


I question his actual swordsmanship.

Swordsunicornmanship.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:01 AM on February 13, 2010


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