The Anthony Weiner costume is reportedly a best sellers this year.
If New Yorkers thought they got rid of disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner back in June, they better think again. The sexting congressman is back to haunt the city. Or at least its Halloween parties.
Put That Phone Down, Dude! Disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner is one of the hottest-selling costumes for Halloween.
The Weiner costume is a big seller for Halloween at Ricky’s NYC, purveyor of all things for the spooky season.
Dubbed the “Anthony,” the costume consists of a mask contorted into a shocked grimace ($24.99), and a white tank top with a pair of baby blue boxer shorts from which a plastic pair of you-know-whats hangs out ($19.99).
“The thinking behind that was the guy had [a lot of chutzpah],” said Dominick Costello, president of Ricky’s NYC, using a common anatomical reference.
Weiner, who represented parts of Queens and Brooklyn in Congress, resigned on June 16 after admitting to sending lewd text messages and photos to at least six women over the past few years.
Costello said that the idea for the costume, which came from Ricky’s CEO Todd Kenig, wasn’t meant as a personal dig.
“I think it is more capitalizing on the current news kind of situation,” he said. “I thought he was great. I thought he was a very authentic kind of guy in politics.”
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