BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images; Dolls Kill
Bernie Sanders is getting the Halloween treatment.
The Vermont senator, 80, went viral for his cozy outfit during the January inauguration of President Joe Biden. Now, months later, one fashion company is selling Sanders' meme-worthy look as a Halloween costume.
Ahead of the holiday, online boutique Dolls Kill has debuted the Once Again Asking Costume Set, a riff on the senator's famous look. The company describes the outfit as a "political chairman costume," which comes complete with "a grey coat, cozy mittens, and a face mask for a total insta-worthy moment," per a product description.
While Sanders arrived at the inauguration in a puffy jacket, pants and the iconic mittens, the $85 Dolls Kill costume notably removes the pants altogether.
Twitter users had a whole lot to say about the must-see look, and many were amused.
"WHY DOLLSKILL SELLING A SEXY BERNIE SANDERS COSTUME?!" one asked.
Another added, "Just when you think you've seen it all... a 'sexy' Bernie Sanders Halloween costume. Of course, it's marketed as a 'political chairman' costume. Ha!"
"Could be sexier," one teased.
why did they make bernie as a hot got e-girl costume I'm wheezing pic.twitter.com/i4DFHNUncL
— jewish girl autumn (@CharlotteERosen) September 21, 2021
I LOVE Halloween, but the "sexy" Bernie Sanders is a bit disturbing. pic.twitter.com/gUy20efesj
— Rockstress (@RockstressFM) September 23, 2021
Sanders' mittens in particular made a splash earlier this year, and Jen Ellis, a teacher from Essex Junction, Vermont, was revealed as their creator.
"I made Bernie's mittens as a gift a couple years ago. They are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with fleece (made from recycled plastic bottles). #BerniesMittens," Ellis explained on Twitter.
Though his inauguration ensemble became a sensation on social media last winter, Sanders dismissed it as nothing but bundling up for the cold.
"In Vermont, we know something about the cold, and we're not so concerned about good fashion, we want to keep warm," the senator told Gayle King on CBS News in January. "And that's what I did today."