Halloween gets me all excited, you guys, and now I have a wee one to dress up, too.
Well this year, our costumes all got inspired by my son’s hair; he has the most delicious shade of Trump strawberry blonde, and even a bit of a mullet to boot. Plus, Trump often acts like a toddler anyway, so there was little difference. The decision pretty much made itself.
And then I decided to be Hillary, because there was no way I was going to dress up as Carly Fiorina, and because Hillary is one awesome lady who likes to have fun.
That left Brian. Our backup plan was that he’d go as Chris Christie. Originally, I wanted him to go as Rick Perry and wear the smart glasses and say “oops” all night, but then our super smart Texan dropped out of the race. So Christie was the backup, where we’d stuff his suit with pillows and call it a night.
But we thought we could pull off something a little better. A little more creative. We dreamed up a punny idea for Brian to be a Super PAC. He’d be like a crooked super hero with a cape that looked like money! Only, he’d be able to hide where his donations came from so he’d wear a mask. And instead of “United States of America” it would say, “Citizens United” which was the court case that made these lovely organizations legal. And the dream was realized.
Anyhoo, I made the cape and mask all by me onesie. Drew, cut, and glued on the green felt accents, and stenciled on all the words. It turned out even better than I imagined.
My slammin’ powder blue pants suit came from a thrift store for like $2 (Macklemore starts playing in the background…pissss), and I made the campaign buttons for both Hillary and Trump. My mom actually made Dylan’s black jacket since we couldn’t find any to buy in his size.
Happy Halloween, y’all!! Vote early and vote often.
I am participating in NaBloPoMo/NanoPoblano, where I try my darndest to post every single day in November. Bear with me, cuz that’ll mean that I’m not necessarily posting my best, but it’ll be interesting!