These seven Halloween costume ideas are cheap, easy to do and jibe with current events. Don’t you agree that the whole vampire vein has long since been tapped out? Don’t let your Halloween costume suck!
The werewolf costume is flea-bitten as well. Why not make your Halloween costume this year, if not unique, at least not passe?
Here are some ideas for your Halloween costume in this election year.
1. NFL replacement referee.
All you need is maybe a striped cap, a whistle around your neck and a Seattle Seahawk #81 jersey to pull this one off.
After the recent highway robbery on Monday Night Football in which the Green Bay Packers were jobbed out of a game saving interception by a combination of Seattle’s #81 Golden Tate’s chicanery and incompetent officiating, the NFL quickly resolved it’s differences with the real refs.
According to Rog the Bounty Hunter, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, it was just a coincidence, but the less incompetent officials were back on the same day the lockout was settled. Hmmm…
2. Ed “Hercules”
This Halloween costume is also an NFL referee outfit based on ref Ed Hochuli, sometimes known as Ed “Hercules” due to his bulging biceps. An NFL referee outfit and fake muscles, unless you are buff yourself, are all that are needed.
All you need for this Halloween costume is an old man wig or mask and an empty chair to talk to. What’s that you say Clint? Do what to myself?
Regardless of Clint Eastwood’s political proclivities, I’m still a fan of the man, but it was apparent by the public reaction to Clint’s GOP convention stunt that the formerly portrayed Dirty Harry Callahan made Barack Obama’s day with that bizarre nationally televised speech.
4. Vice President Joe Biden
This Halloween costume is similar to the Clint Eastwood costume, only with tape over the mouth instead of a chair. With the Vice President’s tendency to “misspeak”, political jargon for sticking one’s foot in one’s mouth or making outlandish statements. The President’s handlers seem to be “Biden their time” until the election and keeping the VP as under the radar as possible.
5.Paul Ryan as Eddie Munster
There is a striking resemblance between the GOP candidate for Vice President, Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan and the fictional character Eddie Munster from the 60’s TV sitcom The Munsters.
All you need to add to Eddie’s miniature werewolf motif is maybe a zombie outfit with the undead shredding copies of those pesky senior’s “social contracts” like medicare and social security…
6. Ron Paul as Walter The Dummy
Comedian Jeff Dunham has become famous as a ventriloquist due to his Walter the Dummy routine. Walter bears a striking resemblance to politician and perennial Presidential candidate Ron Paul. Given a choice, I’d sooner vote for Walter, who while cranky and politically reactionary is at least intentionally funny. Here is a link to buy a Walter costume. Just tack on a Ron Paul for President button and you’re good to go.
7. The Donald/Donald Trump
This man is living proof that having money or prestige does not make the man. Just don a cheap wig, put most of the hair on one side of your head, comb-over style, wear a suit and stick your lips out and sneer “you’re fired!” at every opportunity.
You might carry a piece of paper labeled Barack Obama birth certificate while you’re at it to authenticate this Halloween costume since The Donald and his monstrous ego cannot seem to accept that the President was, like Bruce Springsteen, “Born in the U.S.A.”