It's easy to see Taylor Swift as a wildly successful musician with incredible power and influence in the music industry, but back in the '90s, the "Wildest Dreams" singer was just Laa-Laa from the Teletubbies. (Well, at least for one epic Halloween night.) Thanks to the second best Instagram picture of a celebrity Halloween costume this week (that first place ribbon is obviously awarded to Chrissy Teigen's Guy Fieri masterpiece), Swift revealed that she went as a Teletubby for Halloween one year. Specifically, she went as Laa-Laa, the one whose ever-accurate Wikipedia description reads: "She is yellow and has a curly antenna. She is very sweet, likes to sing and dance, and is often shown looking out for the other Teletubbies," which is pretty much Taylor Swift in a nutshell. But since Hipster Teletubby Taylor Swift was ahead of her time, none of her elementary school classmates actually understood her costume or knew who she was supposed to be. That T. Swift, always ahead of the trends.
"When you dress as the yellow teletubby for Halloween, but it's before Teletubbies got huge so all the kids at school ask you why you're dressed as a yellow pregnant alien," she captioned the photo.
It goes without saying that her inferior and uneducated little elementary school friends probably felt totally foolish when Teletubbies blew up and came an actual ~thing~, only to feel even worse when Taylor Swift blew up and became an even bigger thing. (You can keep those "yellow pregnant alien" taunts back in your Pennsylvania elementary school, former Taylor Swift classmates.)
In all seriousness (or just as serious as you can get while discussing fetus Taylor Swift dressed as the yellow Teletubby), Swift's Halloween costume is prime for all those '90s nostalgia feels. Just looking at her Insta pic immediately sends me back to my own elementary school days, particularly marching around the soccer field as Cousin It during our annual Halloween parade, and when the cool thing to do as a fourth grader was have talking Teletubbies stuffed animals — in an ironic way, of course, because everyone knew that nine-year-olds were way too sophisticated for those things.
Way to bring back the Halloweens of my youth, Taylor Swift — even if your friends didn't get it at the time. And hey, I know at least one person who is getting a kick out of your vintage Halloween masterpiece:
And, as we all know, the Giggling Baby Sun always gets the last laugh.