Halloween is just one day away, kids! Did you celebrate over the weekend? If yes, hopefully you’re already tired of your costume and ready for a new one, because we’re about to bring you some fresh suggestions with a political twist. That’s right — election-themed Halloween costumes. We’re sure you’ve seen too many “Binders Full of Women” by now, so hold tight for some other unique costume options as well as our DIY suggestions and shopping tips. Don’t sweat the time crunch; our picks are all available on Amazon Prime, which means they can be at your doorstep in no time. Check ’em out after the jump, and hit the comments to let us know what you think.
Workout Paul Ryan
We’ll start with one of our favorites — “Workout Paul Ryan.” All you need is… 1. A red hat (backwards, of course); 2. A light gray shirt; 3. Dark gray shorts; 4. A (fake or real) dumbbell; 5. Earbuds. Occasionally flash that silly expression from the center photo, and voilà — you’re suddenly the political equivalent of “Workout Barbie”!
Everyone loves a good play on words, right? Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to unveil a DIY Newt Gingrich Halloween costume, emphasis on the Newt. Basically, the costume is a suit with a newt head and a hole for a face. Why? Well, why not? 1. “Newt” head and gloves; 2. Newt Gingrich mask (optional); 3. A suit. The Gingrich mask isn’t necessary, because it’s almost funnier if your head is just a newt.
Obama, Jedi Knight
Obama is one of the few people in this election who has somehow avoided becoming/inventing a meme, thus making it harder for us to turn him into a funny Halloween costume. The above photo of our President did, however, turn into a bit of an Internet sensation, so go ahead and dress like Jedi Obama on Wednesday. It’s pretty simple; 1. Obama mask; 2. Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber; 3. A suit.
Here’s a photo courtesy of our dear friend and fellow Flavorpill kid Asha Saluja, who found this gem on the corner of Astor Place and Third Avenue in NYC. So, take a 1. Romney mask; 2. Some chewed gum (stick a cigarette or two in said gum);, 3. A suit, and call yourself “Gum-Face Romney.” Feel free to print the top photo as a reference for friends.
Joe Biden famously spent a good portion of the October 11th vice presidential debate laughing, so we’re throwing “Giggling Biden” out there as a Halloween costume. 1. Paper Biden Mask; 2. Biden smile template (and tape, so you can tape the smile over the Biden mask’s mouth); 3. A suit; 4. Tickle Me Elmo (optional, but relevant in a Sesame Street/PBS/giggle kind of way).
Texts from Hillary
This photo of a texting Hillary Clinton became an Internet phenomenon, and now it should become your Halloween costume. 1. Hillary mask (or a blonde wig); 2. Black sunglasses; 3. Black sweater; 4. Turquoise jewelry; 5. Cell phone.
Fans of New Girl will recognize this one — Tugg Romney, Schmidt’s Romney alter ego. If you’re hoping to pick up Republican college chicks, this one’s for you! The costume is pretty simple, so anyone who tries it out should probably already look like a Romney. 1. Hair gel; 2. Red and black striped tie; 3. Suit.
“Binders Full of Women”
Last but not least, here we have the Halloween costume that’s sweeping the nation: “Binders Full of Women.” There have been many, many interpretations of Romney’s classic remarks and they’re all pretty awesome, so we’re just going to suggest some basic supplies and leave the rest to you. 1. Large foam boards; 2. Duct tape; 3. X-ACTO Knife; 4. Sharpies; 5. Women.