Parental satisfaction is reportedly many. Seeing your child grow into a complete human being. Reflect on the joys of opening a gift on Christmas morning. imagine that they are crushed on all sides by the oppressive forces of capitalism, making them susceptible to malicious game hosts who offer moderately large sums in return for putting their lives at risk. It’s a rich tapestry.
At least we can deduce from that a new Variety report this morning claiming that – in addition to its popularity among the “solid food” set –Netflix’s Play squid has also dominated the rankings of Google search results for baby costumes this Halloween. (Play squid is actually at the top of the rankings for all Halloween costumes, but these are the babies who are really licking our mental gingerbread cookies right now.)
To claim this crown, the series – which is becomes ubiquitous enough now that it is being banned from schools in various forms-had to defeat a host of more classic costume searches, including “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Spider”, “Peter Pan” and “Addams Family”. (People dress their kids like Pubert Addams from Addams family values? It is fantastic.)
Let’s be clear now: Baby costumes are rarely, if ever, suggested, bought, and executed of the actual infants carrying them. (Their reference pools, purchasing power and hands is just too small, more is sin.) But if an enterprising parent want to to use your pregnant person as a billboard for their own personality / Netflix queue, more power to them, we guess.
The real problem here is that Play squid first began to appear in the public consciousness a few weeks ago, which apparently has not given even the most relentless trend-chasing costume companies much time to put something together it really make you think “murder bullets!” when looking at a pre-verbal child. The best result most people get is apparently just a onesie with one Play squid Grade on it– the modern equivalent of a Spider-Man costume that has pictures of Spider-Man on the chest – which is particularly tragic because this beautiful nightmare creature is right there:
That said, if you really want to take advantage of the most awful moment Play squid, we bet you can still find a few bright red scares wigs to you could cut to a boyband clip somewhere on the cheap.