Caitlyn Jenner costume set to hit store shelves

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A national Halloween chain is defending its decision to sell a costume of someone who’s become a transgender role model.

Next month, Spirit Halloween will sell a Cailtyn Jenner costume based on her Vanity Fair cover. The stores recently opened in the Indianapolis area.

In a statement to WISH-TV, Spirit Halloween said:

At Spirit Halloween, we create a wide range of costumes that are often based on celebrities, public figures, heroes and superheroes. Caitlyn Jenner is all of the above and our Caitlyn-inspired costume reflects just that.”

Other Halloween sites are selling a similar type of costume. The outfit has caused some controversy.

A petition on has demanded Spirit Halloween not sell the costume. The petition has more than 10,000 signatures.

The Spirit Halloween costume will cost $50, and include a corset and a wig. The company said it will be available by the end of September.

Thursday night on WISH-TV, hear from members of the transgender community about the costume.

To see one of the Caitlyn costumes, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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