One of these things is not like the other, indeed!
Halloween hub Party City has Cookie Monster costumes for boys and girls — but one of them doesn’t look at all like the Cookie Monster we know and love. The “Girls” version of the Sesame Street character features a frilly dress with tulle ruffles and a headband with the cookie monster’s iconic googly eyes.
The “Boys” version resembles the classic character — a fur-covered zip up suit, with the large, round eyes on top of an attached hood.
So what’s going on with this? Is Party City onto something with these gender-based costumes? Or should girls who want to be Cookie Monster just be Cookie Monster?
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