U.S. Border Patrol (Getty/ John Moore)

"Sexy Border Patrol Officer" is a Halloween costume you can buy because that's America now

Politically tone deaf is the new holiday hotness


Jarrett Lyons
September 21, 2017 6:33PM (UTC)

Looks like Kayleigh McEnany and Tomi Lahren might be all set for their costume parties because Spirit Halloween stores is selling a sexy border patrol outfit for the holiday.

"Straddle the border between being legally lovely and criminally hot in this Border Babe adult women's costume," says the Spirit website of the product. The chain store encourages you to "lay down the law on Halloween!" Indeed, you can do all that and horrify traumatized immigrants, all while looking chic and desirable.

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The online sale only “Border Babe” comes complete with a short dress, hat, badge, removable orange button, belt and binoculars. Unfortunately, the price is unlisted on the website. Feast your greedy eyes.

Other versions of the costume from Amazon (because of course, other companies are making similar sexy costumes) are retailing for $34.

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After Gothamist blew up its spot, Spirit doubled down on the costume, patting themselves on the back for having "respectfully developed these costumes."

"We playfully acknowledge topical themes — and building the wall is certainly a trending conversation in today’s political climate," the website said in a statement to Gothamist. They added, "We believe this costume carries similar sentiments akin to that of a police officer, military costumes, firefighter, doctor and more," which may indeed be true for some people, depending on their affiliations.

"As the president continues to drive the headlines and hashtags," Spirit continues, "we have costumes for everyone to join in on the fun." Pass the hemlock.

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Helpfully, the company reminds their consumers that "Halloween is a time for humor and fun." Spirit also claims that "due to the overwhelming popularity" of Putin and Trump-themed costumes last year, it expects them to be a huge rainmaker this season.

And you know what? They’re right. It’s sold out on their website. Better luck next Halloween, when they release a "Klan Kutie" mini-dress.

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