Call me Caitlyn
“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 … everything from movie stars to TV characters to real-life celebrities. The best pop culture costumes are based on topical issues of the day. Who isn’t talking about Caitlyn Jenner this year? Even the publicity hungry Kardashian girls are taking a back seat in the tabloids these days.
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 stunning 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!) Since the issue hit the newsstands June 9, people have been asking where to buy Caitlyn Jenner’s gowns and lingerie.
One thing is for certain. Caitlyn Jenner is guaranteed to inspire one of the hottest pop culture Halloween costumes of the year. Here are several costume ideas and suggestions based on Caitlyn’s most widely circulated styles. According to the stylist for the two-day photo shoot, Jenner’s elegant fashion choices were inspired by Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Kennedy, vintage photographs of old Hollywood stars, and Rene Russo’s character in The Thomas Crown Affair–who stole the show in elegant pieces by Michael Kors and Halston.
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
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 along both sides on the back of the poster board. The black type used here was made for free 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 X-Large and is made of stretchable polyester and cotton 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 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.
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.
Call me Caitlyn
Caitlyn Jenner Reveals New Identity in Vanity Fair Photo Shoot
More Caitlyn Jenner Costume Ideas
Call Me Caitlyn Costume
Here’s the controversial Caitlyn Jenner costume that has people in an uproar. The set includes everything you need for this season’s “shock & awe” costume–shorts, padded top, beauty queen sash, and even the wig! This funny adult Halloween costume is available in sizes extra small through extra large. Everything you need for the head-turning unisex Call Me Caitlyn costume is available in this set, but good luck finding it. Several popular Halloween costume sites succumbed to pressure and dropped the costume.
Caitlyn Jenner Costume – Olympian
The PC police are working overtime this Halloween. The Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume shown below appears to be yet another victim of political correctness. At one time it was available through a popular Halloween costume website, but it has since disappeared. It’s pretty easy to create this Olympic-style costume with basic wardrobe pieces. In addition to the tank top, you may choose from a number of other shirt styles for both sexes, including T-shirts, tanks, and a hoodie.
Team Bruce Jenner USA 935 Olympic Costume Red Tank Top
These shirts 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.
Russell Athletic Women’s Dazzle Short
This 100% polyester sporty women’s athletic short is designed for running, walking, and other casual activities. Curved leg openings promote ease of movement. The covered elastic waistband has an internal drawcord for a perfect fit.
White Satin Pageant Sash
You’ll love these white satin pageant sashes. Choose from a “Call Me Caitlyn” or plain version. The customizable sash is completely blank and ready for personalization. Each 4-inch wide sash measures a generous 33 inches long.
Olympic Style Plastic Gold Medal
Each plastic medal measures 2-1/8 inches long and is suspended on a 14-inch long red, white, and blue lanyard. The torch image is printed on both sides. It’s the perfect finishing touch for your Caitlyn Jenner Olympic costume.
Adult Bruce Gender Trans Olympian Costume
This costume set includes the red tank top, blue shorts, and a short “Bruce” style wig. The longer wig–and the box of Wheaties–are available separately. The Olympian costume is presented with “a gentle playfulness that is perfectly suited for Halloween.” It will be interesting to see if this costume becomes another victim of political correctness as Halloween nears.
Update: NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Bruce Caitlyn Jenner Olympian Adult Costume
This polyester costume set includes a red jersey top, a pair of blue shorts, a synthetic fiber wig, an olympic metal, and a removable marathon number that can be attached with pins.
Is the Caitlyn Jenner Halloween 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 Adult Crewneck Sweatshirt
If you really want to keep the costume simple, here’s one of the easiest Caitlyn Jenner costume 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.