This year create a unique and amusing Halloween costume! The news, as always, has been full of a colorful bunch of politicians, financiers, and Hollywood types. Thus there are many costumes that may easily be created with items you already have or with items found on a quick trip to a thrift shop or flea market.
Sarah Palin 2012
Dress up as presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Put on a lot of lipstick, too much rouge, and red high heels. Make some signs on squares of poster board and staple or pin them to the costume. Some ideas for signs include: Going Rogue!, wink wink, war monger, I love Dick (Cheney), I abandoned Alaska!, Raise Taxes and Fight Wars!
McCain’s Daughter on Twitter (whatever her name is)
Find a tiny spaghetti strap camisole, a pair of large grapefruits, and a bra. Get dressed in some pjs with the camisole as the top and the bra stuffed with the grapefruit. Wear a wig with long blonde hair or make a headband with long strips of yellow felt hanging down to look like hair. Make some signs out of poster board and attach them to the costume: Republicans for Grapefruits!, Family Values!, Yes They’re Real!, and Code Red McCain on the Loose
President of Iran
Grow a scrabbly beard, don’t sleep so you look a bit loco, and write this phrase on an old white t-shirt “Evil Dictator.” Make some signs to attach to your belt. Ideas: Holocaust denier, I like to torture protestors, King of election fraud, and Iran: Mine to Ruin Forever.
George W. Bush
Wear khakis, a blue blazer, an America pin, and a vapid grin. Attach some signs that say Brainiac, How many soldiers died in Iraq?, Golf-Fun, Where’s Osama?, and Texans Do It Better! Also put a big sign that says: Available for motivational speeches!
Bo the White House Dog
Whipstitch an easy costume out of black and white felt. (Use large embroidery needle and embroidery thread). Attach signs that say I bite, Resident “B” of the White House, Obama likes me best!, and White House Dogs Rule!
H1N1 Swine Flu Mist Bottle
Use felt to make a white bottle shape costume. Add signs that say: Got Swine Flu?, Need some protection?, H1N1: Your new best friend!
Dress in some ripped up jeans, t-shirt, sunglasses, and an attitude. Attach some signs that say: Careful: I Think I Deserve Your Candy, Egomaniac, and Banned from Award Shows.
Pilots Who Overshot the Airport
Draw the name of an airline on a t-shirt. Attach a small map to a hat. Attach a sign to belt that says: I’m lost, where is the airport? Add other signs based on what exactly you think it is you think they were doing on laptops that caused them to forget they had to land.