With the election just around the corner, and Halloween only a few days before that, what better way to celebrate on the 31st than going political and dressing up as a diplomatic figure – or, if you prefer not to take sides, get creative and dress as a national issue? Whether you and your friends choose to dress as a group of Washington leaders or you decide to go solo, our polls show that you’ll be sure to make a big impact.
Barack and/or Michelle Obama
If you’re looking to flaunt your sense of style for the evening’s festivities, who better to take as inspiration than our nation’s First Lady, Michelle Obama? Whether you choose a J.Crew cardigan and super-luxe sneakers or an evening gown that gets the whole country talking, you can’t go wrong. If you don’t want to dress up solo, bring along a suited-up friend as Barack. If you’re really tuned in to pop culture news, join with another duo as Beyonce and Jay-Z (coolest moment in presidential history? We think so).
Channel your inner diplomat and celebrate some serious girl power for the night by dressing up as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. All you’ll need is a pantsuit and a classic blowout, and a killer sense of foreign policy (aka have a really good candy selection for trick-or-treaters).
Occupy Wall Street
Arguably the country’s most talked about protest movement, Occupy Wall Street has garnered worldwide attention in the past year for its dissent about wealth inequality and political corruption. For your costume, choose independent clothing labels and an “I’ve been out here for days” appearance. Most importantly, bring a “We Are the 99%” sign. Want to go against the grain? Put on your aristocratic finery and go as the 1%.
Mitt Romney and Sons
Speaking of aristocratic finery, if you’re looking for a group costume idea, what better way to stay newsworthy than dress up as Mitt and all his sons? Stay preppy and classic by opting for timeless, clean-cut clothes, and maybe a fake tan or two, and you’ll be good to go.