Who ever heard of a blue ox? Only anyone familiar with the tales of Paul Bunyan! Which, honestly, is almost everybody, if they’ve also been lucky to learn about the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, and Canada. Apparently, Paul and his buddy Babe the Blue traveled around a lot, because all of those states – and our neighboring country to the north – like to claim Paul and Babe the Blue as their own. And who can blame them?! Who doesn’t want a giant and – according to all totally accurate and fact-based accounts – incredibly handsome logger and blue ox representing their fine area?
But back to our point: According to the legend, Babe was blue because the winter was so cold that “all the geese flew backward and all the fish moved south and even the snow turned blue.” And trust us – growing up in the winters of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, we find this story to be totally believable! Anyway, Paul found Babe as a calf in a snowdrift, stained blue from the snow and cold. He took Babe home and warmed him up (aww! Paul Bunyan was one of the first heroes of animal rescue!), but Babe stayed blue!
Which, we gotta say, lends a lot to the power of the babe (sorry, couldn’t resist that #Labyrinthreference)! So if you’re looking to spread a few tall tales of your own at your next costume party, then we highly recommend this Plus Size Sexy Babe the Blue Ox Costume! Dressed up in this stretch knit tank minidress that comes with a furry hood, you’re sure to be a folk hero! Pair up with your favorite ruggedly handsome logger dressed up as Paul Bunyan, and this will be one Halloween that’s sure to go down in history!