The 6 Must-Dos – and a Don't – of Channeling Your Favorite Candidate for Halloween

November 2016 may be more than a year away, but with these candidates, it's never too early embrace the political spirit – especially on Halloween

01 of 07

DO: DRESS UP YOUR BABY

DO: DRESS UP YOUR BABY
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What do you do with the people too young to form political opinions of their own? Dress them up according to yours! Bernie Sanders fans will find that their babies' lack of hair makes them perfect candidates to dress up as the candidate – just add glasses!

02 of 07

DO: BUY A TOUPéE

DONALD TRUMP
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If you aim to embody Donald Trump for Halloween, then you'll know it's all about the hair. While the jury's still out on whether or not Trump's famed locks are real, you can employ some extra hair help to capture The Donald's look in the form of a luscious blonde wig.

03 of 07

DO: POLITICAL PUMPKINS

DO: POLITICAL PUMPKINS
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Carving a jack-o'-lantern is so 2012. Fuel your pumpkin's political spirit with the Donald Trump-kin, a DIY project from Darby Smart. Never did a pumpkin have so much personality.

04 of 07

DO: WEAR A PANTSUIT

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Looking for an easy way to play Hillary Clinton this Halloween? The costume choice is easy: a pantsuit, her signature wardrobe item. You can find one deep in your mom's closet – but you may want to remove the '80s shoulder pads.

05 of 07

DO: BE A GIANT EXCLAMATION POINT

DO: BE A GIANT EXCLAMATION POINT
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He may be lagging in the polls, but Jeb Bush has undoubtedly won the title of "Best Campaign Logo" with that now-famous exclamation point (JEB!). Since a Jeb costume would be pretty basic (suit, tie, flag pin), switch it up and go as a larger-than-life exclamation point – or just draw one on a white T-shirt.

06 of 07

DO: DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL POLITICIAN

DO: DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL POLITICIAN
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Looking for a little less real-life GOP, a little more President Grant? Ditch the IRL politics and go as your favorite Scandal character. Don't forget the red wine!

07 of 07

DON'T: GET INTO A DEBATE ON YOUR TRICK-OR-TREAT ROUTE

DON'T: GET INTO A DEBATE ON YOUR TRICK-OR-TREAT ROUTE
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And a warning: political costumes are fun and all, but no one wants their trick-or-treating session to turn into a repeat of the Republican debate (with candy!). Do yourself a favor and save the political talk for where it belongs – the Thanksgiving dinner table.

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