We Talked To The Genius Behind This Iconic Halloween Costume
Sydney Presley, a.k.a. @Wifiwifey91 on Twitter, is giving the Internet some serious costume envy. Not only do her costumes make Latinos say “Why didn’t I think of that?”, they are also beautifully crafted. Warning: you’re going to be very envious after seeing her costume genius.
You’ve probably seen this incredible costume all over the Internet recently.@Wifiwifey91 / Twitter
Sydney Presley was launched into Internet fame recently after a photo of her duros costume went viral. mitú caught up with Presley and talked to her about her impressive Halloween costume-making skills. First, you should know that the duros costume is her favorite creation yet.
“It was the sweatiest costume, but it was surprisingly easy to make and it made my friends laugh the hardest,” Presley said.
Sydney Presley has been rocking homemade costumes since she was a little girl.@Wifiwifey91 / Twitter
“My mom has made my costumes since I was born. However, I began having more of a hand in the creation process in high school, when she made all of my dresses for school dances,” Presley told mitú. “Once I went to college, I started taking on the projects myself. Maybe it was me just being an obnoxious dresser, but I always loved homemade things rather than store-bought.”
And when she got to college she decided to try to make her own costumes to take back her heritage on Halloween.@Wifiwifey91 / Twitter
“Halloween can be a really culturally insensitive time, with costumes that mock or appropriate people of color and the things that hold deep meaning to them,” Presley told mitú. “By dressing up like snacks and games that come from my culture, I felt like I was taking my culture back in a small way without trivializing cultural or religious celebrations. I’m celebrating who I am and where my family is from in the fun way that I connect to my culture, which is through my art and the food and games I grew up on.”
She is even branching out and making her furbaby his very own matching costume.@Wifiwifey91 / Twitter
O…M…Geee! How can you not fall in love with that little fun-size pack of Takis?
“Many of my costumes come from fond memories I have with her [abuela],” Presley told mitú. “My biggest wish is that she could see the reception I’ve gotten from my costumes. She’d probably do a silent sign of the cross as my abuelo always did when he didn’t understand my humor, but deep down she’d probably think it was cool.”
“I adopted Moz from the humane society last year, so the Takis costume was his first,” Presley told mitú. “He’s never actually eaten one so he’s a total Takis poseur.”
Poseur or not, Moz — named after British rocker Morrissey — looks adorable af in his little costume.
Don’t be fooled. The Mexican-American Halloween costume icon has also created other looks that are just as incredible and instantly recognizable.
She has even shown off her geeky side as a Sims character.
G E N I U S !!
She has even dressed up as one of the moodiest cartoon characters of the ’90s.
Brillz! *looks up sewing tutorials on YouTube*
Sadly, we will have to wait until Halloween to see Presley’s newest creations, but we did get a clue.Warner Archive / GIPHY
“I never give away my costumes before Halloween,” Presley told mitú. “I’m going to be two things this year and they’re both edible. Despite the wide coverage of my costumes, I’m still working with the same budget so they’ll still be affordable and a little rough around the edges.”
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