Child Pimp & Ho Costumes

image Looking for a unique Halloween costume for your kid? Then check out the Child Pimp & Ho Costumes offered by Brands On Sale. For your boy you have a choice of the generic pimp suit costume, the long pimp daddy suit, cheetah pimp suit, or zebra pimp suit. But for your girl you're limited to just a single ho costume (though you could send her out in the spoiled brat girl costume). And let Fido join in the fun with the pimp suit dog costume. A link to these costumes was doing the blog rounds last week, and when I first saw them I figured they were simply costumes in bad taste... not a hoax. But according to des femmes they are a hoax. Des femmes reports that, "I spoke with Jonathan at Brands On Sale. He said the page was hacked and they're still trying to remove it from the server. The pimp costumes are actually zoot suits and the ho costume is supposed to be a flapper." This was posted on the 25th. It's now six days later and Brands on Sale apparently still has not been able to correct the item descriptions, which seems a little suspicious. But we'll have to wait and see what happens.
Update: Looks like I was wrong. This Yahoo! News story that Dwight linked to in the comments seems to indicate that Brands on Sale is seriously selling these outfits... that they weren't the creation of a hacker.

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Posted on Tue Aug 31, 2004

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I find that highly amusing. The fact that a hacker would go to the trouble to make up yhis stuff is funny.
Posted by Dany  in  Texas  on  Tue Aug 31, 2004  at  12:55 PM
This week I got a direct-mail advertisement for something called "HOE" that supposedly is a great help for foreigners trying to learn English (perhaps it teaches a somewhat limited vocabulary, though?). Imagine my disappointment when I read on and found that HOE stands for "Hands-On English." This company is probably quite legitimate, but it has one of the most unfortunate acronyms since "Ayds Candy."
Posted by Big Gary  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Aug 31, 2004  at  02:37 PM
Due to overwhelming demand, our child ho costume is currently sold out. However, we are currently accepting preorders which will be delivered in time for Halloween 2004.

Bahahahaha!! LOL
Posted by Lane_Meyer  in  USA  on  Tue Aug 31, 2004  at  06:05 PM
Posted by AW  on  Wed Sep 01, 2004  at  06:46 AM
Yahoo News has a story that apparently originated with an Oklahoma TV station, about parents who are upset over this:

" spokesman Johnathan Weeks told the Washington Post last week that the costumes are among his biggest sellers. He said the company plans similar outfits for entire families in the future -- including infant-sized pimp and ho garments."

Posted by Dwight Brown  on  Mon Sep 06, 2004  at  08:14 PM
Bad taste is the words to describe it,it would have been funny if it was the work of a hacker,not it
Posted by Evey  on  Tue Sep 07, 2004  at  10:04 AM
great. as bad influence isnt enough, now children want to act like pimps and hos...
Posted by Eva  in  New York  on  Fri Mar 24, 2006  at  06:09 PM
Useful information! Thank you.
Posted by Edwin  in  USA  on  Tue Jan 16, 2007  at  02:58 AM
I don't think these costumes are cool..
Posted by Costumes  on  Mon Mar 31, 2008  at  12:44 PM
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