We try and bring you interesting and amusing pyjama or onesie stories but some weeks they get so bizarre you must think we are making them up. The first of our onesies stories is quite sensible and involves that old favourite, the World Record. Northern Ireland Hospice is inviting everyone to join in a big Onesie party that will raise over one hundred and fifty thousand pounds. If they can get twelve hundred people involved it could also gain the World Record for the biggest number of people wearing onesies in one place.
Then our onesie stories get stranger. Huff Post reports that Disney is in trouble for merchandise linked to their new film Moana, an animation set on Hawaii. Items that are causing offense include a onesie bodysuit that looks like Hawaiian tattoos and kids pyjamas representing the god Maui. A Disney spokesman said “The team behind ‘Moana’ has taken great care to respect the cultures of the Pacific Islands that inspired the film, and we regret that the Maui costume has offended”. The products have now been withdrawn.
Continuing the Hollywood theme, we see on show biz site Just Jared that Tom Holland has been filming the new spider man film in New York. On the set of Spiderman: Homecoming the 20-year-old actor wore an “I survived my trip to NYC” t shirt and some pink Hello Kitty pyjamas. Maybe there is a good reason, just have to see the film before we comment out of context.
Next is one of those onesie stories that should have been saved for April 1st. From Rocket News we have learned that the Japanese will soon be able to add to their cosplay collections with a fried prawn wearable sleeping bag. The fried prawn even has shrimp tail socks to complete the fishy look. The whole outfit will cost about £60 when it launches in Japan next month. Would you like us to bring something similar to the UK? Is there a big market for wearable shrimp sleeping bags here?
And talking of big debates, you may have noticed there is a US presidential election coming up in November. In an effort to get the vote out, singer Katy Perry has stripped off to show that you can get to the polling station in any state of undress. Although she is a big Hilary supporter, this video is just about getting people to do their duty and turn up. “November 8th is Election Day and I’ve got some great news,” she says. “This year, you can look like sh*t when you vote.” She goes on to explain that you can vote in a onesie, a T shirt or even naked. So she removes her stars and stripes pyjamas and is promptly arrested.