The scariest costume of 2011? That’s an easy one. President Obama. The best topical Halloween costumes of 2011? Well, Obama failed to make that list. Instead, three Republican candidates joined Kate Middleton in TIME magazine’s 10 Best (Topical) Halloween Costumes for 2011. Who were they?
The article suggests re-using your Sarah Palin outfit last year and walking around wide-eyed to be Bachmann. You’ll need some cowboy chaps to be Perry. And you’re going to need a suit and pizza box to pull off Cain.
In the spirit of Halloween, we here at A Hollywood Republican decided to come up with some suggestions in the event you want to pass up on fun and go as a ridiculously creepy character…
If you decide to wear the scariest costume of 2011, here’s what you’ll need:
• Obama Mask
• Purple SEIU t-shirt
• Hula skirt
• Golf shoes or basketball sneakers
• Jorg Gray 6500 Chronometer watch
The first three items will let people know you’re the 44th President from Hawaii that is beholden to Big Labor. The golf shoes or basketball sneakers emphasizes your lack of dedication to the job. And the watch and Blackberry are perfect accessories to show that you are in the 1%.
If you are not in the 1% like Obama, then maybe you can afford the “This is my Barack Obama costume” t-shirt and demand that your fellow trick-or-treaters give you their candy because it is only right that “they pay their fair share.” If they don’t hand over what is justifiably yours, then be sure to threaten them with fines and prison time.
In 2008, article after article was released during Halloween about the sales of Obama masks over McCain masks suggesting that the sales were an early predictor of the election. If the sales of costumes are really early predictors of an election, then it’s going to be a frightening year for Obama.
And whatever frightens Obama… well, that’s probably good for the rest of us.