Caitlyn Jenner Costume Ideas
“Call me Caitlyn.” Three words that sent the media into overdrive. When Bruce Jenner dropped a bombshell during his April 2015 interview with Diane Sawyer, he had not yet endured 10 hours of facial-feminization surgery. The newer, softer face revealed on the cover of Vanity Fair created quite a stir in the popular culture arena.
Pop culture costumes are always a hit. Every Halloween you see plenty of the old favorites, from movie stars to TV characters to real-life celebrities. The best pop culture costumes are based on topical issues of the day. Who wasn’t talking about Caitlyn Jenner in 2015? Even the publicity hungry Kardashian girls were bumped from tabloid covers.
Call me Caitlyn
These Caitlyn Jenner costume ideas are based on the photos taken by photographer to the stars Annie Leibovitz for the July 2015 issue of Vanity Fair. In addition to the revealing white corset, Caitlyn models a number of gorgeous dresses.
The decathlon champion’s unveiling put the spotlight on several fashion designers whose gowns and dresses were chosen for the momentous shoot.
Jenner wore designs from Donna Karan, Badgley Mischka, Zac Posen, and Herve Leger. (Donna Karan’s sleek red dress subsequently sold out!) As soon as the issue hit newsstands June 9, people began asking where to buy Caitlyn Jenner’s beautiful gowns and lingerie.
According to the stylist for the two-day photo shoot, Jenner’s elegant fashion choices were inspired by Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Kennedy, and vintage photographs of old Hollywood stars. Another big influence was Rene Russo’s character in The Thomas Crown Affair–the stunning actress stole the show in elegant pieces by Michael Kors and Halston.
One thing is for certain. Caitlyn Jenner inspired one of the most controversial pop culture Halloween costumes of 2015. Here are several costume ideas and suggestions based on Caitlyn’s most widely circulated styles.
Trashy Lingerie White Corset
Boned Corset Bodyshaper
The customized white satin Edy corset worn by Caitlyn sells for $200 at Trashy Lingerie, a favorite shopping site with the Kardashian girls. I like this similarly designed corset because it’s available in sizes up to XXXXXX-Large. In case you’re wondering, the largest size will accommodate a 50-inch bust and 52-inch hips. The corset hooks in the front and laces up in the back. It features four steel bones to create an hourglass figure. This item does run small, so keep that in mind when ordering. The companion G-string would only be party-appropriate over opaque tights, but you could also wear more substantial briefs or cover up even more with comfortable knit white yoga pants.
Butterfly Women’s Plus Size Opaque Footed Tights
If you do choose to wear this corset with the G-string or white briefs, you’ll want to layer over TWO pairs of opaque tights. Trust me on this–I taught aerobics for 7 years. These 87% nylon, 13% spandex tights are ultra soft with a wide comfortable waistband. If you want to keep the cost down a bit, wear a pair of cheap queen size pantyhose under a pair of sturdy opaque tights.
Vanity Fair Cover Poster Board Prop
“Call Me Caitlyn”
Anyone brave enough to wear the Caitlyn Jenner white corset costume might as well go the extra mile and accentuate with a Vanity Fair magazine cover prop. Think of the photo opportunities!
You can easily find 20 x 30-inch foam poster board at your local dollar store. Cut out the cropped area of the board as indicated. Reinforce the prop by taping wooden craft dowels or paint stirring sticks along both sides on the back of the poster board.
The black type used here was made on Picmonkey with the Playfair Display font. You can also purchase vinyl lettering or pen the text by hand.
Agent Provocateur Black Corset
Lace Overlay Illusion Maxi Evening Dress
Caitlin’s black lace corset from Agent Provocateur retails for $1,119 and pairs nicely with a black leather jacket. Sexy vintage floral lace dresses are available in several sizes, including large. Since these dresses are floor-length, you won’t have to worry about what to wear below the corset. Search for another Black Lace Nude Dress.
Sleek Red Donna Karan Dress
Basic Knit Jersey Mini Dress
Donna Karan’s red cutout jersey sheath with a mesh insert is now sold out on the designer’s website and at Sak’s Fifth Avenue. The actual dress worn for the shoot was purchased for $2,195 at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California. It was such a hit with Jenner that Vanity Fair presented it as a gift when the shoot wrapped. This V-neck form-hugging red dress is available in sizes up to XX-Large and is made of stretchable polyester, rayon, and spandex for a snug fit.
Classic Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses
These plastic tortoise design sunglasses are inexpensive enough to use for a costume, but reviewers are pretty satisfied with the overall quality of the lenses and frames. Trendsetter Jackie Onassis was fond of large sunglasses similar to this pair. This outfit in particular demonstrates how the former First Lady of the United States has influenced Caitlyn’s style.
Black Off-the-Shoulder Zac Posen Gown
Black Long Formal Maxi Dress Gown
Zac Posen’s black off-the-shoulder gown retails for $6,990 at Bergdorf Goodman. This polyester gown is available in plus sizes, and can easily be outfitted with simple coordinating black ties at the shoulder straps. See more Black Evening Gowns.
Caitlyn Jenner Costume Hair
Raquel Welch Spotlight Wig
Raquel to the rescue. The Raquel Welch Spotlight wig does capture Caitlyn’s flowing, auburn locks. However, it’s a bit on the pricey side for a Halloween costume. If you can use this wig for daily wear, it’s gorgeous. Definitely my number one pick!
Natural Short Curly Brown Wig
This beautiful, but fairly inexpensive short curly brown wig in the under $12 range will also do the trick for a Caitlyn Jenner costume.
Vanity Fair Photo Shoot
Caitlyn Jenner Reveals New Identity in Vanity Fair Photo Shoot
Bruce Jenner (1976)
If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life. You never dealt with yourself,’ and I don’t want that to happen.
Team Bruce Jenner USA 935 Olympic Apparel
It’s pretty easy to create an Olympic-style costume with basic wardrobe pieces. These apparel items are officially licensed Bruce Jenner Olympic designs. The shirts are available in many styles, and are printed on high-quality 100% cotton. Join Team Bruce Jenner and show your support for people from all walks of life struggling to discover who they are.
Royal Blue Athletic Running Shorts
Sporty athletic shorts are designed for running, walking, and other casual activities. Curved leg openings promote ease of movement. Choose from several styles and colors for both men and women.
Olympic Style Gold Medal
Each world class premium quality medallion is built to last and will remain in good condition even after years of use. Measuring a generous 3 inches, the strong and resilient zinc material medal is suspended by a long red, white, and blue V-neck ribbon. It’s the perfect finishing touch for your Olympic-style Caitlyn Jenner costume.
Bruce Jenner Olympian Costume Set
Verified purchasers of this costume were pretty happy with the overall quality. The polyester costume set includes a red jersey top, a pair of blue shorts, a synthetic fiber wig, a small plastic olympic metal, and a removable marathon number that can be attached with pins.
Controversial Caitlyn Jenner Costume
Here’s the controversial Caitlyn Jenner costume that had people in an uproar. The “shock & awe” costume includes shorts, padded top, beauty queen sash, and even the wig! Everything needed for the head-turning Caitlyn Jenner costume is available in this set, but good luck finding it. Several popular Halloween costume sites succumbed to pressure and dropped the costume.
Is the Caitlyn Jenner Costume Offensive?
We’re all about fun at the Halloween Fun Shoppe. Bruce Jenner became an American hero after winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon. But let’s face it–there’s absolutely no way the most iconic image of 2015 was going to be ignored during Halloween season. Do you agree?
Call Me Caitlyn Crewneck Sweatshirts
If you really want to keep your Caitlyn Jenner costume simple, here’s one of the easiest ideas. You can’t go wrong in a comfortable cotton and polyester fleece knit sweatshirt. Choose from charcoal grey, forest green, heather grey, Kelly green, maroon, navy blue, red, royal blue, or black.
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- 1 Caitlyn Jenner Costume Ideas
- 2 Call me Caitlyn
- 3 Trashy Lingerie White Corset
- 4 Boned Corset Bodyshaper
- 5 Opaque Tights
- 6 Vanity Fair Cover Poster Board Prop
- 7 Agent Provocateur Black Corset
- 8 Lace Overlay Illusion Maxi Evening Dress
- 9 Sleek Red Donna Karan Dress
- 10 Basic Knit Jersey Mini Dress
- 11 Tortoise Sunglasses
- 12 Black Off-the-Shoulder Zac Posen Gown
- 13 Black Long Formal Maxi Dress Gown
- 14 Caitlyn Jenner Costume Hair
- 15 Vanity Fair Photo Shoot
- 16 Bruce Jenner (1976)
- 17 Team Bruce Jenner USA 935 Olympic Apparel
- 18 Royal Blue Athletic Running Shorts
- 19 Olympic Style Gold Medal
- 20 Bruce Jenner Olympian Costume Set
- 21 Controversial Caitlyn Jenner Costume
- 22 Is the Caitlyn Jenner Costume Offensive?
- 23 Call Me Caitlyn Crewneck Sweatshirts
- 24 Still Looking for Famous People Costumes?
- 25 Halloween Fun Shopping