One version of the "costume" featured a white bustier, similar to the one Cait wore on her Vanity Fair cover, along with a wig and a sash that reads "Call Me Caitlyn," which is the headline that accompanied her VF cover.
Twitter erupted with negative reactions to the costume idea, with people calling it everything from flat-out offensive to totally transphobic. There was even a Change.org petition created and signed by over 16,000 people, asking Spirit Halloween not to carry it in their stores.
Spirit Halloween stood by their decision to carry the costume, with a PR rep telling The New York Daily News "Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year, and Spirit Halloween is proud to carry the costume that celebrates her."
For what it's worth, even Cait appreciates the costume idea. In a sneak peek of her two-part interview with Matt Lauer, airing Wednesday and Thursday morning on Today, Cait told Matt that she thinks it's "great."
At one point, Matt asks her if she's in on the joke or if she thinks it's offensive. "I'm in on the joke. I don't think it's offensive at all. I know the community does and they've gotten a lot of criticism for doing it. I think it's great," she laughs.
She does, however, have one complaint about it. "They could have a better looking outfit for him, you know?" she joked, before lamenting that she hadn't thought of the idea first. "We could've done my own costume. I mean, that was a serious bustier on the cover of Vanity Fair, you know?"
Awww, Cait...we couldn't love you more if we tried!