American clothing retailer Hot Topic is now selling a Sailor Moon costume in its Halloween collection. The polyester outfit featuring the titular character from Naoko Takeuchi's 1992 magical Girl manga series costs US$60.
In August, Hot Topic posted a video previewing this year's Halloween line, which includes a glimpse of the Sailor Moon costume. Lingerie company Leg Avenue stated on its official website that it received rights to manufacture a Sailor Moon costume for Hot Topic.
The retail chain's online store also lists women's and girls' costumes featuring the Sanrio characters Hello Kitty and Badtz-Maru as well as hat and mustache kits for the Nintendo game characters Mario and Luigi.
Hot Topic currently sells other Sailor Moon-themed merchandise exclusively at its online shop.
bullshit on the ~online exclusives~. i've seen the sailor moon & the one with the scouts at two hot topics now (i own the one with sailor moon by herself).
but anyway. unsure how to feel. i feel that maybe they should have gone with her "IN THE NAME OF THE MOON, I SHALL PUNISH YOU" pose at least. thoughts, arama?