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Dress Like a Politician This Halloween!

Updated on February 1, 2015
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Combine Two Events Into One!

My fellow Americans, the time has come to begin planning Halloween costumes for 2012. It is also time to start planning for the election in November. Let's merge both of these major events together, especially if you are a U.S. citizen suffering through non-stop, annoying election coverage. You may as well make the most of the situation.

This year, there are so many politicians you might want to dress like for Halloween. You can dress like President Obama, or perhaps First Lady Michelle Obama. You might want to dress like our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Hell, people still enjoy seeing someone dressed as former president, Bill Clinton. Perhaps you want to dress like Mitt Romney instead for this election. Even better, maybe you and a friend would like to dress as President Obama and Mitt Romney, and get in random policital debates at the Halloween party. Your friends might think you are weird and kick you out, but hey, you are having fun!

It helps if you naturally look like some of the politicians. If not, that is really no big deal. Often a little makeup and the right outfit will help you out. If all else fails, plenty of companies make political Halloween masks. Perhaps you can even wear one on Halloween AND Election Day. Fun times!

President Obama

Obviously the first choice for many folks this year for political Halloween masks will be President Barack Obama. Plenty of people think he is super cool and a good looking guy. Not only that, he is the president and you might as well shoot for the stars with your Halloween costume.

If possible, find a female friend that wants to go as First Lady Michelle Obama for Halloween. The two of you can strut your stuff in some nice outfits. If don't look like the two of them, that is OK. There are many President Obama masks to choose from and a nice Michelle Obama wig available to help in this situation. A spiffy suit for President Obama and a sharp looking dress for Michelle is bound to impress everyone at the Halloween party.

Mitt Romney

If you are leaning more in a Republican direction this election year, have no fear! You can dress just like Mitt Romney for Halloween. Once again, even if you don't look anything like him, there are Mitt Romney masks just waiting for you this Halloween. So put on your best conservative suit and argue with all your Democrat friends at the Halloween party in 2012.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

I suppose it is possible you don't want to dress like a presidential candidate at all this election year. However, you might want to still get in the political spirit this Halloween. Have no fear! If you are a lady, you can dress like our Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. If you are a dude, you can dress like our former president, Bill Clinton. If you are a couple, you can dress like the wonderful power couple, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton.

Now, if you have a friend that looks like Monica Lewinsky and she has a blue dress... never mind, never mind. That was just wrong!

Former President Bush

Since Former President Clinton is included in this list, it just seems wrong not to include Former President George W. Bush. The man was full of entertaining sayings (even if they were entertaining for the wrong reasons at times) and, hey, he was in the White House for 8 years. He deserves some recognition and apparently the best we can do for him as a society is give him some weird Halloween masks on Amazon.

This election year, why not enjoy all the glory that is dressing like George W. Bush? You can easily find a list of witty sayings from him and walk all over the Halloween party sharing them with anyone that will listen. A nice suit, tie, and George W. Bush mask will make you the hit of the party this year.

Kick It Old School

This Halloween, you don't even need to stay within this decade or even this century. You can kick it old school by dressing up like some presidents from back in the day. You dress like George Washington or Abe Lincoln. Everyone seems to enjoy a blast from the way long ago past like that.

You could also opt to dress like a president you rarely ever hear about. When was the last time you heard about Millard Fillmore or Chester A. Arthur? Isn't it time to appreciate our presidents from the past that get so little recognition? Best of all, you can google some presidents from the past, dress like one of them, and then no one will even know if you got it wrong because, chances are, people don't know what they looked like. It is the perfect political Halloween costume!

Happy Halloween!

Copyright ©2012 Jeannieinabottle


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  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    That is just too funny. I suppose that is what happens when you don't have the opportunity to shop for masks before Halloween. Thanks for sharing your story!

  • crissytsu profile image


    5 years ago from Texas

    Me and my friend went as Nixon and Reagan one year at the last minute...those were the only masks she had and since we were pushing 16, we needed masks...not to mention it was a small town where everyone knew each other...anyway I got stuck as Nixon and I got a lot of funny responses when ppl were passing out the candy

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Well, you should totally dress like her then... not even just for Halloween. She is very fashionable.

  • 2patricias profile image


    5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

    But I really would like to dress like Michelle Obama! I love her clothes.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    The political masks are quite popular this year. You are lucky to have a wife that looks like Tina Fey. :-) It is true, Tina and Sarah Palin probably aren't too popular anymore. I am dressing like the Sun Drop Girl this year... maybe she can give that a try. :-) Thanks for the votes!

  • Cogerson profile image


    5 years ago from Virginia

    I like this hub.....I actually saw Barack and Mitt masks yesterday....4 years ago Sarah Palin costumes were very popular....and my wife looks like Palin or Tina Fey so she has being using that as her go to costume for many years now....but Palin has faded and a Tina Fey costume might not be popular at all. Thank goodness she does not look like Hillary....that would be Voted up and useful.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Oh yeah, love me some Bill Clinton. I wish he would show up at my party... or really anywhere I go. :-) Thanks for the comment!

  • kimberlie33 profile image

    Kimberlie Kacan 

    5 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

    Who doesn't love it when Bill Clinton shows up at their Halloween party??

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Yes, I know! What could be more horrifying than a politician for Halloween? Oh, scary! :-) Thanks for the comment!

  • Faith Reaper profile image

    Faith Reaper 

    5 years ago from southern USA

    Now this is going to be the scariest Halloween every!!! Yikes!!! Just the thought of it all. I will have to prepare myself for this one. LOL Really interesting and scary hub, promotes fear! Voted Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    eric-carter - I think Obama is a good choice. Just make sure you don't go to a party with a lot of Republicans. You might have things thrown at you. ;-)

    Janine Huldie - Thanks so much! Maybe it will be a Hillary Clinton year for you or something along those lines. I can't imagine wearing a Hillary mask though. I think I could manage without the mask.

    fpherj48 - That is so true. In some ways, people are just looking for trouble being a politician this year. Oh well! Thanks for the vote up!

    nanderson500 - That is so true, but even if you get it wrong, will anyone know? Thanks for the votes!

  • nanderson500 profile image


    5 years ago from Seattle, WA

    Haha I think a Millard Fillmore mask would be hard to find, but you never know. Great ideas for Halloween, it will be interesting to see whether the Obama mask or Romney mask sells better. Voted up and funny.

  • fpherj48 profile image


    5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    I would just like to caution your readers NOT even think about going as Harry Reed or Nancy Pelossi........your families will never see you again..UP++

  • Janine Huldie profile image

    Janine Huldie 

    5 years ago from New York, New York

    I loved this one Jeannie. I am not sure who I want to dress up as, but you sure did give some good options here. Have of course voted, shared and tweeted too!!

  • eric-carter profile image


    5 years ago from Fulham, UK

    Hm, I actually thought of dressing up as Obama this year.. Great hub, helped a lot :)


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