The Lady Gaga meat dress, an item so endlessly and pointlessly discussed that even Bruce Willis got in on the joke when he showed up to Letterman wearing a meat hat fully three weeks after the fact – proving that you can resurrect, reanimate, get a laugh from and brutally re-kill a long dead horse – is now available in the form of the most expensive Halloween costume you’ll ever wear. For those who find making a meat dress for free unsatisfying, or spending $50 on an “official” Lady Gaga costume not quite terrible enough of an investment, the Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City is offering its own meat costume: a one of kind, all-raw-meat design that retails for $100,000. The dress – which is made of Kobe, ribeye and porterhouse steaks – is a pretty hefty wear at 85 pounds, and was described by one waitress as “greasy” (First World problems!). And still, there’s more:
“It comes withdesigner trick-or-treat handbags filled with filet mignon and chocolate sauce, 40 ounce porterhouse steaks with candy corn, Kobe beef steaks and Kobe burgers, and a replica of a VMA trophy.
Marc Sherry, co-owner of the restaurant, said in a press release, “We are ’meating’ a demand for the most sought after costume of Halloween 2010. You can go trick or treating in the raw, literally. My staff thought I was going gaga when I told them they had to create this costume without butchering it.”
There are so many bad ideas here it’s hard to know where to start. You can actually watch video of a woman wearing the Old Homestead Steakhouse meat dress – their version looks a bit like a couture blend of Pebbles Flintstone meets Clan of the Cave Bear – on the New York Daily News site here. [CBS via MTV]