One way to spell success is becoming a trendy Halloween costume. Viral online word game Wordle became a breakout hit over the past year, scoring its creator a reported payout “in the low seven figures” after the New York Times
scooped it up in January. The daily puzzle also inspired a Hasbro
board game released earlier this month that drew “record” preorders, the company said.
And now Wordle is a sexy Halloween costume, courtesy of the Playboy Enterprises-owned Yandy.com
which is known for its titillating — and sometimes controversial — holiday garb and lingerie. (Who could forget its sexy college-admissions scandal costume in 2019, or 2020’s sexy hand sanitizer bodysuit?) Dubbed the “What’s the Word” costume, the “sexy Wordle” outfit (as this MarketWatch writer calls it) consists of a form-fitting white bodysuit with a square blue and yellow-trimmed neckline, which is printed with a five-letter-word guessing game that strongly resembles Wordle, but with blue, yellow and gray tiles instead of Wordle’s signature green, yellow and gray squares. The guesses spelled out on the bodysuit are Halloween-themed words, such as “trick,” “treat” and “candy.” The bodysuit also has long sleeves, with one side printed with the suggestive phrase “PLAY ME.” Its “low cheeky-cut back,” according to the product description, features a zipper closure, as well as blue and yellow trim. The model is shown sporting the look with fishnet stockings, thigh-high silver boots, a blue wig and glasses, but Yandy.com notes that these accessories are not included with the costume. The costume is currently $59.95 on the Yandy.com site, marked 50% off of the original price of $125.95.
Reps for Yandy were not immediately available for comment. But Wordle appears to be inspiring plenty of homemade Halloween costumes this year, too. TikTok videos tagged with “Wordle Halloween costume” have drawn almost 26 million views as of press time.
There have also been Reddit threads featuring posters asking for help or feedback on their Wordle-inspired Halloween costumes. And there’s also $20 “online word game” t-shirts on Amazon
that strongly resemble Wordle game boards. Google searches for “Wordle Halloween costume” have also spiked 200% over the past three months, according to Google Trends data, and “Wordle costume DIY” queries have spiked 60% in the past week. Halloween spending is expected to increase by $500 million over last year, hitting $10.6 billion in 2022, with Americans …